JUNE 13-15, 2022

In Partnership with:


2022 Medical Innovation Challenge
TechConnect Accelerator and $50K Prize
Join the world's largest medical innovation acceleration and awards program, aligned with three leading medtech consortia representing over $20 Billion in health technology contracting authority. This is the first in a series of ATI sponsored accelerator events aligned with government, industry and societal needs.  Pitch and connect your technology with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors. Qualified participants receive engagement and membership opportunities with partnering consortia, while competing for $50K in non-dilutive funding.

View The Finalists


Accelerator Program

  • $50K in non-dilutive prize money
  • Membership & engagement opportunities with partner consortia (+$20B authority)
  • Multiple in-person pitch programs: Industry, VC, Agency scouts
  • Multiple one-on-one and virtual training programs
  • Corporate & commercial services matchmaking


Casey	Gilbertz Casey Gilbertz
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
Chandler	Walton Chandler Walton
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
John	DavidJohn David
Al	Emondi Al Emondi
PionTier, former DARPA
Heather	Meeks Heather Meeks
Chad	Jackson Chad Jackson
Foundation for Fighting Blindness
Conrad	Clyburn Conrad Clyburn
George	GitchelGeorge Gitchel
Veterans Administration
Jill	Sorensen Jill Sorensen
Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium - ATI
Mike	Stebbins Mike Stebbins
Medical CBRN (MCDC) & Countering WMD (CWMD) - ATI
Andy BaumannE. Mark Shusterman
 Nina Hsu Nina Hsu

Medical Innovation Challenge - Winners

Medical Innovation Challenge - Finalists

Medical Innovation Challenge - Program
Monday June 13, Room: National Harbor 11

Pitch Session I: Devices & Sensors
Pitch Session II: Therapeutics & Treatments
Pitch Session III: Digital & Hardware
Medical Innovation Challenge - Awards Presentation
Innovation Showcase & Reception (Expo Hall DE)

Who Should Apply

Transformative health-tech and bio-tech innovators representing dual-use solutions for both civilian and national security applications are ideal entrants for this Challenge.



Submit and pitch your technology to top investment, industry and military tech-scouts. Submission places you in a qualifying process for membership and engagement opportunities with any of the sponsoring consortia. Your submission will compete for a piece of the $50,000 non-dilutive prize.

Submissions Closed


Dates & Deadlines

Submissions Open: March 8, 2022

Informational Webinar: March 30, 2022


Submissions Deadline: April 8, 2022

Pitch & Award Event

Finalists will receive an invitation to pitch at TechConnect World Innovation Conference in Washington, D.C.

Date: June 13, 2022

Location: Gaylord National Convention Center and Hotel


Consortium Membership

Join one of our three partner consortia representing over $20B in technology prototyping contracting authority.  Consortia relieve some of the contractual burdens typically placed on contractors working for federal clients, making it possible for non-traditional contractors to participate in technology development. 

For submission questions, please contact Jennifer Rocha at jrocha@techconnect.org.
To Sponsor or Partner please contact Nick Kacsandi at nkacsandi@techconnectventures.com.

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Sponsors & Partners
SBIR/STTR Agency Partners