APAC Innovation Challenge


Accelerate Innovative Future-ready MedTech & Digital Health Solutions with Medtronic!  

At Medtronic, we have a bold ambition to become a global leader in healthcare technology. For us, that means revolutionizing healthcare with new technologies and innovative solutions. We want to #GoBig on advancing medical technology. And while we are very excited of what’s coming up next, we can’t do it alone!
We called for the best innovative ideas from across APAC that can address real world healthcare needs, and the Top 10 Finalists were shortlisted for the Finale Pitch on March 15, 2022.
Check out what went down at the Medtronic APAC Innovation Conference 2022 and the Top 5 winners of the MAIC:

Problem Statements

Life Transforming Technologies

How can we accelerate novel healthcare innovation and bring them to patients sooner?​​

Better Outcomes For All 

How can we provide more equitable and accessible healthcare solutions tailored for Emerging Markets?​​

 Experiences That Put People First

How can we leverage new digital innovations to simplify healthcare for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals? ​

Insight Driven Care

How might we drive personalized care in the future through data and design? ​

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Check Out the Key Dates

  • Application Phase

    Oct 14 - Nov 26

    Register and submit your Startup Pitch Deck!

  • Round 1.
    Internal Shortlisting

    Nov 29 - Dec 15

    The Top 25 Companies will be shortlisted after internal review

  • Round 2.
    Company Intro Pitch

    Jan 17 - Jan 18

    Top 25 Companies will be asked to give a live pitch of their solutions

  • Final Round.
    Business Case Development

    Jan 25 – Feb 25

    The Top 10 Companies will have 1:1 discussion with Medtronic for final business case development

  • Final Pitch

    Mar 15 – Mar 16

    The Top 10 Companies will pitch to the judging panel and the Top 5 Winners will be selected


3-6 Month Advisory Period with MDT

  • Product/Solution Validation: Business strategy, Regulatory & Clinical Validations, Reimbursement strategy, Technology review, etc.

Commercial Pilot or POC

  • $50K-$200K per company for a commercial pilot/POC
  • Customer discovery, e.g. KOL feedback, Test bedding at MDT partner hospitals (for selected markets)

Access to DMIC

  • Utilization of physical spaces in dMIC
  • Digital access to dMIC platform (TBD)

In-Country Coworking Spaces

  • Complementary co-working spaces in India, Japan, Australia (MDT office or partner offices)

Work with Medtronic for 4 weeks to refine the business cases to prep for the Pitch Competition

Virtual booth to showcase products and solutions to the wider audience during the Conference & Pitch Challenge

Exclusive tour of DMIC or MSO before the center opening (Virtual or Physical)

What's In It For You?

Up to USD 200,000 per winner for a commercial pilot

Pitch to us and get an opportunity to #GoBig with Medtronic! Up to USD 200,000 to kickstart your partnership with Medtronic by bringing your products and solutions to the next level

5-Week Business Case Development & Learning Series

Join Medtronic’s exclusive mentorship sessions to receive inputs and feedback on your final business cases.
& Hear more from Medtronic leaders on key healthcare topics!

Virtual Booths during Medtronic APAC Innovation Conference

Opportunity to present your products and solutions during the Medtronic APAC Innovation Conference which will be held in parallel with Final Pitch in March 2022!

Mar 15 – Mar 16, 2022

MAIC Final Event
The Top 10 finalists of the Medtronic APAC Innovation Challenge were invited to a Final Pitch event in the Medtronic APAC HQ located in Singapore.
Click here to check out what went down at the Final Event!

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