The PontesNL mission: improving the valorisation infrastructure in the Netherlands for MedTech and Digital Health innovations. Powered by Pontes Medical, MedtechPartners and imec.istart.

PontesNL is a program under the wings of stichting MedtechPartners to improve the development of MedTech and Digital Health innovations in the Netherlands. Based on more then 12 years of valorisation experience of both Pontes Medical in UMC Utrecht as stichting MedtechPartners combined with over 10 years of experience of the #1 business accelerator in Europa: imec.istart. Core values: independence, open, connecting, co-creation, bridging (Pontes = bridges), custom work and realisation in practice.

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PontesNL offers 3 program pillars:

  • A knowledge platform; for sharing all the valorisation knowledge developed in the past 12 years and further develop this knowledge together with all interested professionals in the field including the education partners;
  • Pontes houses; support for innovation managers and innovation teams in hospitals and care organisations;
  • Customized accelerator program and fund in order to support yearly the 10 most promising Dutch MedTech and Digital Health innovations to really get to the market.

In addition to the 3 program pillars the PontesNL team also offers custom 1:1 development support for MedTech and Digital Health startups directly and support Public Private Partnerships with building the business case and attract & commit (private and (semi)public) partners.  

Want to know more? Please contact:
Joep Welschen M: +31 6 21 533 793; E: joep@pontesnl.nl
Luuk Evers: M: +31 6 27 74 41 16; E: luuk@pontesnl.nl