HealthTech Award 2020

The #HealthTechAward2020 honors European game changers developing breakthrough in technologies for Health.

Do you develop breakthrough medical innovation able to change the life of thousands of patients?

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Apply before Dec. 31st 2020!

Award Ceremony at the MedTech Forum 2021, April 20-22

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What is the HealthTech Award 2020 ?

The #HealthTechAward2020 will honor the most promising game changers developing emerging technologies for healthcare in Europe, and offer them larger visibility and recognition. The HealthTech Award 2020 is organized by the NOBEL Project and hosted by the MedTech Forum.

Three categories will be rewarded this year:

  • best concept/invention
  • best product/deal
  • a special prize from the HealthTech TAB (Translation Advisory Board).

Who can apply?

Applications are open to all innovators based in Europe: academia, start-up companies, SMEs, industries, private inventors, and to all emerging HealthTech : nanomedicine, advanced materials, photonics, robotics, electronics, digital health, etc.

Get the recognition you deserve!


Why applying for the Healthtech Award?



Be selected by our jury and get the recognition & promotion your medical breakthrough deserves!



Pitch your innovation in plenary session & get free-of-charge exhibition space at the MedTech Forum 2021!



Get the custom advice of our world-class experts from the HealthTech Award!

Meet the jury of the HealthTech Award!

Su Metcalfe

Su Metcalfe

CEO at LIFNano Therapeutics, University of Cambridge, ex-recipient of the Nanomed Award - UK

Eckhard Schwenner

Eckhard Schwenner

CEO of Health-I Business Consulting, expert of the HealthTech TAB- Germany

Julie Rachline

Julie Rachline

CEO at LallianSe Ecosystem & Braintale - France

Eric Mayes

Eric Mayes

CEO at Endomag, expert of the HealthTech TAB - UK

Clara Mailin Allonge

Clara Mailin Allonge

Manager for SMEs and Economic Development at BVMed - Germany

Carlos Sisternas

Carlos Sisternas

Director of FENIN CATALUNYA, Spain

Emerging technologies for healthcare: a revolution in Europe.

The NOBEL Project, an initiative funded by the E.C., acts for the synergy of all emerging medical technologies in Europe: nanomedicine, biomaterials, advanced materials, photonics, robotics, digital health. Brought together, they have the potential to create smarter medical solutions, and change the whole Continuum of Integrated Care for a more predictive and personalized medicine. 

HealthTech Award ceremony hosted by  the MedTech Forum 2021.

The MedTech Forum 2021 will be held on April 20-22, 2021. It is the largest health and medical technology industry conference in Europe and a key event since 2007. Join industry leaders, leading innovators and investors to discuss the future opportunities in the medical technology sector. It is organized by MedTech Europe.

Attendees from the MedTech  Community

International speakers

Sponsors from Industry

Internatioonal media partners

Frequently Asked Questions

The organization team of the HealthTech Award 2020 is at your service for any other issue. Please find the main questions we’ve been asked

Who can apply for the HealthTech Award?

Applications are open to all innovators based in Europe: academia, start-up companies, SMEs, industries, private inventors, and to all emerging HealthTech : nanomedicine, advanced materials, photonics, robotics, electronics, digital health, etc.

Until when can i apply?

DEADLINE EXTENSION : applications to the HealthTech Award are now open until December 31, 2020, 23h59 (CET)!

What till the awardees of the healthtech award 2020 win?
  • Free registration for MedTech Forum 2021 for 2 delegates
  • Pitch in plenary session at MedTech Forum 2021
  • Free-of-charge exhibition space at MedTech Forum within the NOBEL Project booth
  • Fast-track access to the HealthTech TAB (if relevant)
  • Dedicated promotion actions (MTE, NOBEL, ETPN) : websites, social networks, PR, etc.

Learn more about the Prize pool of the HealthTech Award 2020 by clicking here.

How & when will I be notified of the results of the competition?

You will receive official confirmation as soon as we have checked the eligibility of your application. The jury of the HealthTech Award 2020 will evaluate all the applications between December 10 & December 21. Winners will be notified immediately and invited to join the HealthTech Award Ceremony during the MedTech Forum 2021 event on April 20-22, 2021 .

What do you define as Health technologies?

HealthTech refer to any technology, device or digital solution designed to improve the health of patients. Among them are: nanomedicine, biotechnologies, biomaterials & advances materials, photonics, robotics, smart systems applied to healthcare & digital health.

HealthTech development notably refers to:

  • Medical devices, i.e. products intended to perform a therapeutic or diagnostic action on human beings by physical means.
  • In vitro diagnostic systems, non-invasive assays analysing biomarkers of pathologies in biological samples
  • Digital health solutions.
How can I choose the Category I am applying for?

Only two categories are open for applications for the HealthTech Award:

  • Best concept/invention : your product is not on the market yet
  • Best product / deal: your solution is rather in its early stages of development or currently ongoing clinical development

Don't worry since the application process is the same for both categories.

Please note that the 3rd category is a special prize given by the HealthTech Advisory Board to one of its ex or current beneficiaries. Therefore, you are not eligible unless you have benefitted from our custom mentoring program, a case in which you do not have to apply for this special prize.



How is the confidentiality of my application ensured?

The NOBEL Project has a long experience in dealing with emerging medical innovation, notably having supported dozens of SMEs and entrepreneurs. By applying for the HealthTech Award, we accept the following terms & conditions:

(1) all data transmitted in the application form concerning the project/product/company will be used only for the purpose of evaluation and selection of the winners of the HealthTech Award 2020.

(2) all data concerning the project/product/company will be used only for the purpose of evaluating the project/product and determining the winner of the HealthTech Award 2020.

(3) this data will not be communicated outside the NOBEL Project Coordination team which organizes this Award, and the HealthTech Award 2020 jury members. In particular, in no case will these data be transmitted to external partners nor be used outside the framework of this evaluation, except upon prior written expression and for promotion of the Award purpose only.

(4) the personal data of the contact person submitting the application form will be handled and processed with respect to the current GDPR policy. It will not be transmitted to anyone outside the NOBEL Coordination team or re-used for any other people.

(5) the NOBEL Project is only liable to provide the 3 winners of the award with the prizes detailed in the dedicated section of the HealthTech Award 2020 website, based on the data collected during the application process. It does not warrant any result or further commitment with the applicant nor their company/institution.

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April 20-22, 2021

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