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Deadline: 10th May 2024

Join the 2024 Transforming African MedTech Conference: Call for Applications Now Open!

Call for Applications:

Apply Here:

In preparation for the second annual Transforming African MedTech Conference 2024, we are launching two calls for applications for medtech startups. 

  1. Participation in the Transforming African MedTech 2024 Conference (for African medtech companies)

  2. Villgro Africa Medtech Cohort (for East African medtech companies)

While the Call for Applications is running, we shall be having a series of informational webinars and Q&A sessions on April 19th and 3rd May to address any application-related questions. We invite you to register for these session here: Registration for Info-session

1. Apply to Participate in the Transforming African MedTech Conference 2024

If you are developing solutions for low and middle-Income populations in the following areas, we welcome you to apply to attend.

  1. Maternal and child healthcare

  2. Hospital equipment

  3. Non-surgical medical equipment

  4. Surgical medical equipment

  5. Non-communicable disease equipment (Diagnostic tool)

  6. Communicable disease equipment (Diagnostic tool)

  7. Assistive technology

  8. Remote monitoring (wearable)

  9. Vital signs monitoring (in hospital)

  10. Others

Why Apply?
  1. Learning opportunities in conference workshops and seminars

  2. Gain exposure to a diverse audience of healthcare professionals, investors, policymakers, and industry leaders.

  3. Showcase your innovations on a global stage and attract potential partners, investors, and customers.

  4. Network with fellow innovators, experts, and stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem.

Conference Details:
  • Date: August 28th - 30th, 2024

  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Application Deadline: 10 May 2024

2. Apply to join the Villgro Africa MedTech Cohort

As part of our commitment to fostering innovation in medtech, we will also be running a six-month acceleration program for companies that are developing solutions in the medtech industry. We are actively seeking eligible candidates from East Africa to join our core portfolio for investment and technical support.

  1. Learning opportunities in the medical device development journey.

  2. Gain exposure to a diverse community of medical technology and healthcare professionals.

  3. Showcase your innovations to attract potential partners, investors, and customers.

  4. Network with fellow peer innovators, experts, and stakeholders in the MedTech healthcare ecosystem.

  5. Access mentorship, funding opportunities, and support to scale your MedTech solutions.

We are seeking entrepreneurs focused on developing medical device solutions across various areas, including maternal and child healthcare, hospital equipment, non-surgical medical devices, surgical equipment, diagnostic tools for both non-communicable and communicable diseases, remote monitoring solutions (wearables), vital signs monitoring within hospital settings, and other related innovations.

Selection Criteria
  1. Be a company registered in an East African country. 

  2. Relevance of team expertise to product development.

  3. The hardware product should be functional, having demonstrated proof of concept.

  4. Awareness of user needs and the potential for impact.

  5. The uniqueness of technology and hardware development

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of Villgro Africa’s 2024 Medtech Cohort and contribute to shaping the future of healthcare on the continent. Apply now and join us in driving innovation, improving healthcare outcomes, and transforming lives across Africa.

Target: East African countries

Sector: Medical device technology

How to Apply:

For East African Countries: Click to apply now!

For inquiries or more information, please contact medtech@villgroafrica.org.

Note: The application deadline is 10th May 2024.

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