T4M Start-up World

Ready to get started? Apply now as a start-up!

T4M Start‑up World is a joint initiative between Messe Stuttgart and specialist magazine Medtech Zwo. T4M will offer start-ups a professional stage on which to showcase the potential of their medical technology solutions and provide a platform for dialogue with both experts from the medical technology industry and investors. T4M Start‑up World will also open up new opportunities for collaboration between established medium-sized enterprises and start‑ups in all sectors of the medical technology market.



  • Prevention: mobile & digital health, diagnostics, imaging technology, artificial intelligence
  • Inpatient care: cardiology, oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, implants, surgical technology and techniques
  • Outpatient care: discharge management, therapy monitoring, telemedicine
  • Rehabilitation: orthopaedics and other aids
  • Care provision: home care & digital health
  • Production & suppliers: new processes, methods and materials for the medical technology industry
  • Free exhibition area at T4M Start‑up World for one of the three days of the exhibition
    (please note: exhibitors will be allocated a particular day based on focus topics)
  • Entry in the exhibition programme with presentation (max. 10 minutes) on the Pitching Stage:
    a jury made up of investors, representatives from the medical technology industry and start-up experts will select a “T4M Start‑up of the Day” on each day of the exhibition
  • Editorial coverage in specialist magazine Medtech Zwo (issue 1/2020) plus a brief profile on the Start‑up page at www.medtech-zwo.de
  • Company listing in the T4M exhibitor overview published by Messe Stuttgart

Founder teams & start‑ups (< 5 years) who are actively contributing new ideas for products/solutions (early & late stage) to the medical technology industry in the segments listed above


If you are interested in participating, please send a detailed application (in the form of a presentation/pitch deck containing no more than 25 slides) including the following information:

  • Business idea, how this fits in with the current state of the art & current development stage
  • Target area of application, market segment & target group
  • Overview of major competitors & how your business/product idea sets itself apart from them
  • Funding status & overview of upcoming milestones
  • Overview of founder team & management team

Overview of schedule:

23.10.2019:  Opening date for applications

30.11.2019:   Closing date for applications

10.12.2019:   Notification of successful applicants and issuing of invitations to T4M Start‑up World

5.-7.5.2020:  Participation in T4M Start‑up World (dates based on allocation)


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Sandra Wirsching
Medtech Zwo Magazin