2023 Conference programme

Steered by a prestigious Committee, the MedFIT conference programme brings together bright minds to discuss the latest trends in MedTech, Diagnostic and Digital Health, to debate on innovation-driven topics, to foster learning and spark conversations that matter. International experts will address current industry issues related to collaboration, financing, market access and regulation as well as digital health and medicine.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

MedTech, Digital Health and Seamless Care Experience for patients: Are we there yet?

The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally shifted the way we deliver health care from a brick-and-mortar approach to more virtual care. How and where health care is delivered is becoming just as important as the care itself. Successful MedTech leaders are shifting their business from traditional models of health care to adopt digital health as a core part of their approach to improve patient outcomes.
If care moves toward an “anytime, anywhere” model, how can MedTech companies shift their supply chains to accommodate this change? How to bridge the divide between physical and digital care to make it more efficient? Which collaborations have to be expected along the value chain? How are MedTech companies answering the increasing demand for more patient-centric health care? To what extent are digital tools empowering patients? What are their current limits? To what extent is the European Health Data Space proving answers to these challenges and what can be the role of the patients?


Fostering new collaborations is key to fuelling innovation and supporting R&D needs in MedTech. As global healthcare evolves to deliver more value to patients, partnerships with hospital leaders, technology experts, payers and innovators are the cornerstone of the medical technologies’ evolution. What are the elements to forgather to merge the scientific, academic, and industry spheres? How is innovation sourced through collaboration with academia? What are the main drivers and favoured models for big players/early-stage companies’ partnerships?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 2.00 – 3.30 pm
Panel discussion: What are the main drivers and favoured models for big players/early-stage companies’ partnerships?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 | 10.30 – 11.30 am
• Panel discussion: What are the best practices for involving healthcare professionals
in the early stages of innovative product development?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 | 11.45 am – 12.45 pm
• Case studies/Panel discussion: From lab to market: Let’s hear about successful tech transfer journey


Seed and Series A investments are crucial to transforming new ideas into products and making start-up teams into small businesses. Finding the right funding sources and equity partners to get from early stage to regulatory approval is far from straightforward. How to identify the initial sources of funding for MedTech R&D projects? What method should you use to fund your start-up? How to attract ventures for early-stage financing?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Toolbox session: What’s new in grant financing across Europe and how to prepare for it?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 | 9.00 – 10.00 am
• Panel discussion: The funding gap in MedTech: From discovery to first-in-human studies,
how do we fund this early-stage in Europe?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 | 2.00 – 3.00 pm
• Panel discussion/Fireside chatFunding medical device start-ups: CEOs’ Perspective


Planning a market access should start early in the product development process, increasing the chances of successfully bringing an innovation to market. How to keep track of market trends and regulatory requirements while building your strategy? How can a company accurately anticipate market access, pricing and reimbursement related issues? This track aims to give a comprehensive approach to the pathway to market for emerging medical technologies.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 5.15 – 6.15 pm
• Panel discussion: Tips and tricks from entrepreneurs on the regulatory journey for MedTech start-ups

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 | 11.45 am – 12.45 pm
Toolbox session: Looking to expand or launch outside of Europe: Insights into approaching the US market

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 | 3.30 – 4.30 pm
Toolbox session: From idea to market access: Best practices in aligning your regulatory and reimbursement strategies


This track aims to explore further the digital health and medicine sector in itself, including new challenges and players emerging in the field.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 9.00 – 10.30 am
Panel discussion: Scaling digital health companies and creating commercially viable business models

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 2.00 – 3.30 pm
Toolbox session: Getting a digital therapeutic approved and reimbursed in Europe

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Panel discussion or Keynote: Are digital biomarkers the future of personalised medicine?


Having the right team is essential for the development of a MedTech project or start-up. The Project – CEO matchmaking activity offers a conference session to get inspired and explore the best ways to find the right talent for a successful project.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 | 10.30 – 11.30 am
MedTech start-up governance: What makes a good foundation for a company to deliver and grow?


Marion Loizurot