MTEC Webinar Series

The 2021 MTEC Webinar Series will provide monthly events to help our members learn about a broad array of topics to help them develop and commercialize their technology. We will include a 4-part series on how to work with our military. Other parts in the series will include insight on how best to manage an award, how to negotiate agreements, and how to get on the procurement list. We will also cover cybersecurity, investment preparation, regulatory and exit strategies.

If you would like to participate but are not a member, click here to learn how to join MTEC!

DATE

TOPIC

January 26th

Understanding the Military Customer Part 1: What does a good proposal look like?

What is the military looking for in proposals and how do you put together a strong one? Key challenges among proposers and key factors for determining success.

February 23rd

Cybersecurity:

Federal Marketplace Update – “CUI, NIST and CMMC”

April 14th

Collaboration Opportunities with Military Laboratories:

Showcase of several military laboratories with opportunities for collaboration with the MTEC network.

May 19th, 1pm ET

Understanding the Military Customer Part 2: Cost Proposals and Contracts Management

Understanding cost requirements for proposals is critical for a successful application to MTEC. The May MTEC Educational webinar will review common challenges and frequently asked questions from proposers. We will also discuss contracts management from the perspective of the Government Agreements Officer/Army Contracting Shop and MTEC, describe the difference between the base agreement and the Research Project Award, and review some of the key agreement clauses.

June 22nd, 1pm ET

An Introduction to Medical Technology Investment

Spend an hour with three active early stage investors as they discuss today’s investment environment and what they are looking for when they meet with entrepreneurs seeking capital. Learn the characteristics that make for a compelling investment, with examples from deals they’ve recently completed. Hear about how they think about risks related to regulatory approval and payment along with the unique things to consider when approaching angels, VC’s and corporate venture capital. We’ll share tips and red flags, discuss how their investing has been affected by the pandemic, and hear opinions on paths to liquidity like M&A, SPAC’s, and IPO’s. Most importantly, we’ll have time for your questions.

July 20th, 1pm ET

Sourcing Smart, Non-dilutive Capital

Financial support for research and development flows from many sources – federal government, businesses, academia, nonprofit foundations and organizations, and interested individual donors.  The processes of government and businesses can be transparent.  The processes of foundations and philanthropy often are not.  This webinar will lift the veil on sources of private support for R&D.  What does R & D philanthropy in the U.S. look like?  How much funding is there, and for what?  What are the most recent trends in how foundations look at partnerships and at impact?  How does philanthropic funding differ from federal research funding?  How can you access it?  It will also discuss the ways in which MTEC founding member Changing Our World is working with MTEC to develop relationships in the foundation and nonprofit space that can benefit MTEC members.

August (TBD)

MTEC Venture Corps: Advanced commercialization support services for the MTEC network

A look into MTEC’s venture corps service based on feedback on key areas of support surveyed from membership, including financial management and forecasting, business modeling and value proposition for the med-tech developer, cybersecurity and IT support, regulatory and compliance services.

September (TBD)

Understanding the Military Customer Part 3: Building Blocks of Value

How to work with the military to negotiate agreements: NDAs, options, licenses, CRADAs.  What technologies does MRDC have available for licensing?

October (TBD)

Understanding the Military Customer Part 4: Transitioning Your Company from Technology Development to Sales

How do you get on the military’s procurement list?

November (TBD)

Managing Board and Stakeholder Communications in a Digital World

Communications planning and execution for the med-tech developer.

December (TBD)

Chasing Unicorns and Zebras: How to Create Inflection Points of Value for Your Start-up Exit

Desirable attributes of technology offering and start-up that make an acquisition by an acquiring entity.

Alternate

Regulatory Strategy 

Regulatory strategy and required interactions with the FDA for devices, drugs, and biologics; Risk assessments that lead to regulatory plan development.