Application deadline: Startup training program “4C Accelerator Tübingen”


Register now for the free “4C Accelerator Tübingen” of the Medical Innovations Incubator GmbH!


This training program is funded by the ministry of economy Baden-Württemberg, the Medical Innovations Foundation and the B.Braun Foundation. It is oriented to international start-ups and those interested in founding one. The program includes the business model development up to “investor readiness” through the elaboration of the specific needs in the life sciences and healthcare sector with individual and intensive support by medical experts in the following 4C’s:


  • C1Commercialization: planning revenue in healthcare system (e.g. reimbursement by insurances)
  • C2Certification: Approval of product & company
  • C3Clinical Studies: Prove evidence of the product
  • C4Copyright: Use data / property rights strategically


This program i.a. seeks to answer the following questions:

  • Am I actually developing a medical device and if so, how do I determine this?
  • Which norms and standards do I have to consider?
  • Do I know the similarities between company certification and product approval?
  • What renumeration options does my product have in the health system?
  • Is a reimbursement by health insurance companies desirable for my product?
  • Is my product attractive for the self-pay market?



  • Free participation: The program is funded by the ministry of economy Baden-Württemberg, the Medical Innovations Foundation and the B.Braun Foundation.
  • Top-class experts: The program works with top-class experts who represent a decisive added value for participating teams. These hold senior positions in industry, are proven subject matter experts or seasoned entrepreneurs which guarantees the appropriate experience and quality of guidance to offer.
  • Individual Feedback & Education: During 17 days high-profile external experts will elaborate the 4C’s on the individual needs of each team in sessions that are individually tailored.
  • Continuous project management: During 1 year we will guide you in processing the work packages resulting from the 17 days of feedback & education. Progress is discussed in frequent project review meetings and necessary measures are derived.


Who can apply?

Eligible are all international students, professionals, founding teams and innovators, including clinicians, nurses, lab technicians, scientists who want to translate their innovative ideas into health solutions of the following domains:


  • Medical Devices (gadgets, machines, instruments, implants)
  • Therapeutics (drugs, active ingredients)
  • Diagnostics (laboratory tests or procedures)
  • Digital Health (data, analytics, software, monitoring)


The working language is English and the program is free of charge. Individuals and teams can apply until 18.02.22. via this Website!


Dates (14 days Feedback & Education)

  • Format: Online video conference
  • Date: 01.04.2022 – 22.07.2022 (every Friday)
  • Time: 09:00 – 17:00 h
  • Total hours: 136 h
  • 6 days in C1-Commercialization
  • 4 days in C2-Certification
  • 2 days in C3-Clinical Studies
  • 2 days in C4-Copyright
  • 1 day in International Health Markets
  • 1 day Workshop with a statutory health insurance company
  • 2 days in project planning