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Malta, the Heart of MedTech Innovation

MedTech Malta is bringing together investors and entrepreneurs from around the world to share ideas, network, showcase new technologies, and gain exposure to potential customers and partners. Our focus is assembling an innovation ecosystem that brings together the key stakeholders on this beautiful island of Malta with the goal of sparking relationships, connections, and partnerships. This historic island, known for its rich heritage, and strategic European position, offers an inspiring environment for MedTech startups, investors, and industry leaders to connect and collaborate.  

During the three-day event, attendees can participate in various activities such as panel discussions,  CEO-only workshops, technology showcases, exhibitions, networking sessions, pitch competitions, cultural activities, as well as MedTech Malta Awards Gala. Experience the fusion of culture, history, and innovation at MedTech Malta 2024, a summit that’s more than just an event, it’s a beacon for healthcare transformation.

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Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta

about the venue
Nestled in the heart of Valletta, Malta, our conference venue, the Mediterranean Conference Centre, boasts a rich tapestry of history intertwined with modern sophistication. Originally constructed in the 16th century by the Order of St. John, this architectural marvel began its journey as the Sacra Infermeria, or Holy Infirmary, a beacon of medical excellence renowned across Europe. Known as the Grand Hôspital under French rule and the Station Hospital in the British era, it served as a pivotal healthcare institution until 1920, with a capacity to accommodate between 500 to 2,500 patients at a time.

Today, transformed into a state-of-the-art conference facility, the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) retains its historical grandeur while offering the latest in event hosting technology. This blend of ancient heritage and contemporary amenities makes it a unique and captivating location for our conference, providing an unparalleled experience for all attendees.
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MedTech Malta

Hon. Robert Abela

Prime Minister of Malta

Hon. Dr. Jo-Etienne Abela

Minister for Health and Active Ageing at Government of Malta

Hon. Silvio Schembri

Minister for the Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects at Government of Malta

Silvio Schembri is a Maltese politician and academic serving as Minister for the Economy, Enterprise, and Strategic Projects. Previously, he was Minister for the Economy and Industry and Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and Innovation. Hon. Schembri holds a master’s degree in Economy and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Malta. He has worked in a private bank and as a Supervisor Economist at the Central Bank of Malta. He also chaired the Responsible Gaming Foundation Malta, and played key roles in developing Malta’s AI Strategy and the Covid-19 economic regeneration plan.

Kwame Ulmer

Venture Partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

Kwame Ulmer is a venture partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health. He leads the medtech practice and participates in all aspects of fund management (e.g. deal sourcing, diligence, negotiation, and advising portfolio company management teams)

Joshua Philips

Managing Partner at Catalyst Health Ventures

Thom Rasche

Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital

Thom Rasche is a Partner at the Health Fund of Earlybird Venture Capital, which invests in early-stage companies across digital health, medical devices, diagnostics, R&D platform technologies, and biopharma.
Thom is an experienced healthcare executive with both operational and financial expertise, currently serving on the boards of Alesi Surgical, Polares Medical, and Shape Memory Medical. Prior to joining Earlybird in 2013, he was managing director of Ethicon and VP Europe of Johnson & Johnson. Thom holds a Kaufmann Diploma from the University of Lüneburg.

Sanchita Pasi

Senior Investment Manager at Sagana

Sanchita Pasi is a Senior Investment Manager at Sagana with a Pharm.D and an MBA from SDA Bocconi. Sanchita’s experience spans across international MedTech product management and commercialization from her time at Abbott Laboratories. She then transitioned to venture capital starting at Nina Capital and now impact investing at Sagana. She is excited to meet founders who are need-driven and fueled by the goal to improve access and affordability for healthcare worldwide. She has indian roots, a mediterranean upbringing, and is also a painter by night.

Catello Somma

Partner at Seroba

Catello Somma is a Partner at Seroba. He has a background in venture capital and clinical development, with a focus on the biotechnology and medical device industries. Catello graduated in 2007 summa cum laude from the University of Naples Federico II and in 2014 completed an MBA at POLIMI Graduate School of Management.

Gautam Kainth

Partner at TCP Health Ventures

Gautam is a Partner at TCP Health Ventures (part of The Capital Partnership Group with AUM of US$ 7 billion) and focuses on early stage investments in medtech space. Gautam serves as a member of Board of Directors for Tioga Cardiovascular Inc., Adona Medical Inc., Plexaa Limited, and Akura Medical Inc. Gautam has over 20+ years of experience in private investments space across various geographies (US, Europe, Asia, and Africa) with total deployed capital of $1+ billion.

Daniel Estay

Founder & CEO at SonoVascular

Daniel is the Founder & CEO of SonoVascular. He has over 35 years of global healthcare experience with a successful track record of building and growing medical technology businesses. Daniel has held senior leadership positions in general management and business development with leading healthcare companies, including Abbott and J&J. He received his BS in Business Administration from Syracuse University and his MBA from the University of Miami.

Dr. Khulood Alsayegh

Head of Clinical Standards at Health Regulation Sector, Guidelines at Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Khulood Alsayegh, MD, is an accomplished healthcare leader and regulatory advisor, Head of Clinical Standards and Guidelines with Dubai Health Authority, a non- resident fellow researcher with Mohamed Bin Rashid School of Governance and consultant Family Physician. Qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Harvard Medical school, Boston. She has 20 years of clinical experience in the United States, Europe, the GCC and the United Arab Emirates. Pioneer in Telehealth and AI ethics, certified as the first ethical Lead Assessor in healthcare within the Middle East and Africa, by IEEE. Participated as a speaker in multiple local and international conferences. Won multiple international awards and is currently leading the ongoing development of clinical standards for application to both private and public sectors across the emirate of Dubai.

Spencer Todd

CEO and Co-Founder at FormlyAI

Dr. Spencer Todd has spent his years at FDA, large medical device manufacturers, and as a consultant bringing medical devices to market in the US and the European Union. Spencer founded FormlyAI to create innovative software that provides a fast and affordable option for medical device certification that founders need.

Gary Gershony

Founding General Partner at BayMed Venture Partners

Dr. Gershony is an internationally recognized interventional cardiologist and serial MedTech entrepreneur. He was the Founder of Vascular Solutions, helped lead a successful IPO in 2000, and served as the company’s Chief Medical Officer and Board member. He subsequently co-founded AngioScore which developed novel angioplasty scoring balloons and served as Chief Medical Office and Board member until its acquisition in 2014. Dr. Gershony is a Founding General Partner at BayMed Venture Partners which is based in San Francisco. He currently serves on the boards of multiple medical device companies and is a frequent speaker at investor conferences

Assaf Barnea

Managing Partner at Sanara Capital and Sanara Ventures & Chairman at Israel Export Institute - Life Science Board.

Assaf is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture professional with extensive experience in venture investments, building innovation platforms and commercializing and scaling healthcare related startups.
He has been leading Sanara Ventures, an Israel based HealthTech innovation fund backed by Phillips, Teva and the Israel Innovation Authority, since its inception in 2015.

Alex Condon

COO at Galen Data

Alex Condon is a co-founder of Galen Data, a medical device cloud data platform. Previously, Alex was the Chief Strategy officer at Tietronix Software, a NASA contractor focusing on Life Sciences innovations. Alex has represented Healthcare and Space technologies on six Mayor-led international trade missions for the City of Houston.

Youssef Biadillah

Co-founder at Anchor Orthopedics, CEO at BariaTek Medical and CEO at Holistick Medical.

A medical device executive with 20 years of experience developing high impact innovative medical devices and an author of 90+ US patents and patent applications.An early employee of Baylis Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), Sadra Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), Symetis (acquired by Boston Scientific) and co-founder of AboGen (acquired by Orasure Technologies). Co-founder of Anchor Orthopedics, a commercial stage medical device company, CEO of BariaTek, an obesity company, and CEO of Holistick Medical, a structural heart company.

Swarna Balasubramaniam

Founder and CEO at Noleus Technologies

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam is a surgeon, inventor and medical device entrepreneur. She is the founder of Noleus Technologies, medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative technologies intended to accelerate recovery and to improve outcomes after surgery. The first product aims to establish a new standard of care for post-operative ileus through its’ differentiated and proprietary technology to reliably accelerate the return of bowel function after abdominal surgery. She is a board certified surgeon and has 20 years of experience as a practicing surgeon . She was raised in the Boston MA, and completed medical school and general surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. She worked as a general surgeon at Kaiser Permanente for two years prior to completing a colon & rectal surgery fellowship at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has experience in basic science research in the areas of radiologic imaging, cardio-renal physiology, molecular oncology and in clinical translational surgical research.

Pablo Prieto

Managing Director at CG Health Ventures

Pablo is a former pharma executive and entrepreneur turned investor with CG Health Ventures, investing in early stage medtech and healthtech globally. Its portfolio spans from diagnostics to medical devices and software, and includes over 17 active investments with a strong focus in the USA.

Dave Marver

CEO at ONWARD Medical

Dave Marver serves as CEO of ONWARD Medical, a highly innovative medical technology company developing therapies for people with spinal cord injury. ONWARD has 10 FDA Breakthrough Device Designation Awards and over 240 issued patents covering its neuromodulation and brain-computer interface platforms.

Steven Levy

Partner at Unorthodox Ventures

Steven is a founding member of Unorthodox Ventures. At UV, Steven is involved in all aspects of the investing activities, from deal sourcing and execution to post investment management. Steven represents UV on the boards of Safkan, Tushy, Lumen, Vibrant and Third Pole. Before joining Unorthodox Ventures, Steven worked for the prior 23 years as an investment banker, having held senior roles at Lehman Brothers, Stifel Financial and Cowen & Co. Steven has executed over 100 transactions with aggregate deal value in excess of $30 billion. Steven headed the M&A efforts for the Financial Sponsors practice at Lehman Brothers, covered Financial sponsors and headed the Consumer M&A efforts at Cowen and covered Financial Sponsors, led execution on technology and consumer M&A transactions and headed up the firm’s investment banking efforts in Israel at Stifel. Steven received his B.A. from Binghamton University and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Steven resides in Lifo Beach, NY.

Mark Lehmkuhle

CEO and founder at Epitel

Mark Lehmkuhle is CEO and founder of Epitel. With a background in Biomedical Engineering, Mark holds a doctorate in Neural Engineering specializing in electrophysiology signal processing. Mark left a career in academia to build Epitel’s wireless, wearable EEG sensors specifically to address the need for improved EEG equity and accessibility.

Albert Huang

Chief Medical Advisor at Northgate Technologies Inc. & Medtech Executive at Lifeblood Capital

Dr. Albert Huang is a surgeon, founder and CEO of Allotrope Medical which was acquired in 2023. With a lifelong passion for solving problems, creative design, and entrepreneurship, he has found success both in the academic setting as well as within medtech innovation.

Darcy Bachert

CEO at Prolucid Technologies

Darcy Bachert is the Founder and CEO of Prolucid, an ISO 13485 certified software engineering firm that specializes in custom medical software development. Over the past 16 years Darcy has grown Prolucid to a team of 25, supporting innovative medtech companies across the world in successfully bringing their applications and devices to market.

John Perez

Managing Director at Rex Heath Ventures

John is an accomplished healthcare leader with over a decade of experience collaborating with health systems, healthcare partners, and early-stage companies. His expertise spans strategic venture capital investments, innovation, advisory services, and financial consulting. Currently, as a Managing Director at Rex Health Ventures (RHV), he co-leads the corporate venture arm of UNC Health, driving a culture of innovation and delivering financial returns through strategic equity investments in early-stage companies.

Alex Diaconu

CEO & Co-Founder at AiGIA Health

Alex Diaconu, a seasoned European entrepreneur, brings over 22 years of expertise in tech, health (health data, CROs, stem cells), and e-commerce. Since 2020, he has been Co-founder & CEO of AiGIA Health, a US based health data platform focused on prevention. Alex is devoted to empowering individuals to take back full control over their health data, and consciously engage in preventive care and research.

Philippe Gerwill

Corporate Board of Advisors at AI 2030

Philippe, a French citizen, brings over 30 years of experience from global Swiss companies in the Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biopharmaceuticals industries. Renowned as a TEDx and inspirational speaker, digitalisation humanist, Innovation Key Opinion Leader, futurist, and mentor/coach, he has a proven record of success.

Philippe is a highly sought-after speaker, sharing his expertise at major events across all continents. His deep knowledge and passion for digital transformation are complemented by his dedication to giving back to the community, especially to the younger generation. Philippe is a master at connecting the right people, fostering networks that drive innovation and progress.

As an expert in digital healthcare, Philippe frequently delivers keynote speeches and lectures on Healthcare in the Metaverse and AI in Healthcare at international events. He also serves on advisory boards for various startups and tech companies.

Malek Nasr

Co-Founder and Vice President at HighLife

Co-founder of HighLife, a Cardiovascular Medtech company based in Paris and California, Malek has a biomechanical engineering background. He has developed a Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement technology from early concept to production. After conducting pre-clinical testing then First In Human implant, he is now leading Therapy Development and clinical implementation globally.

moments from our events

Wed 6th to Fri 8th November

Cultural Tour

Culture

Premium and Platinum Pass Holders

10:00 - 13:00

CEO Forum

CEO Forum

By Application

14:30 - 18:00

Investor Forum

Investor Forum

By Application

14:30 - 18:00

Pre-registration Reception

Networking

All Ticket Holders

18:00 - 21:00

Opening Keynote

Keynote

TBD

09:00 - 09:15

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

09:15 - 09:25

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

09:25 - 09:35

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

09:35 - 09:40

The MedTech Startup Equation

Panel

09:40 - 10:25

Corporate Strategic Venture Panel

Panel

10:25 - 11:10

Break

Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:25

Reverse Pitch

Panel

Venture Capital

11:25 - 12:25

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

12:30 - 13:30

Malta's role in MedTech innovation

Panel

13:30 - 14:15

Tech Demo

Tech Showcase

TBD

14:15 - 14:30

Break

Coffee break

14:30 - 14:45

Serial Enterpreneurship

Panel

Why we continue?

14:45 - 15:30

The Al-MedTech Dialogue

Panel

15:30 - 16:15

Endiatx

Tech Showcase

16:15 - 16:45

Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Innovate to Integrate: The Path to Seamless Healthcare Ecosystems

Panel

9:30 - 9:55

Innovation Under the Sun: Malta's Digital Innovation Capacity

Panel

10:00 - 10:25

Keynote

Keynote

10:25 - 10:35

Navigating the Regulatory Maze for Startup Success

Panel

10:35 - 11:00

Femtech's Role in Reshaping Women's Wellness

Panel

11:05 - 11:30

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

11:30 - 11:40

Leveraging Malta's Corporate Service Providers for Startup Growth

Panel

11:45 - 12:10

Designing Inclusive AI: Ensuring Diversity in Health Tech Solutions

Panel

12:10 - 12:35

Scaling Challenges: Managing Growth and Innovation

Panel

12:35 - 13:00

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

13:05 - 13:15

Enhancing Beauty and Comfort: Innovations in Med-Aesthetic Technology

Panel

13:15 - 13:40

Young Visionaries: Under-30 CEOs Shaping Tomorrow

Panel

13:45 - 14:10

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

14:10 - 14:20

Minds and Machines: Shaping the Future of Mental Health

Panel

14:20 - 14:45

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

14:50 - 15:00

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

15:00 - 15:10

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

15:10 - 15:20

NHS Unplugged: Rewiring Healthcare in the UK

Panel

15:25 - 15:50

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

15:50 - 16:00

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

16:05 - 16:15

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

16:15 - 16:25

Panel

Panel

TBD

16:30 - 16:55

Keynote

Panel

TBD

17:00 - 17:10

Panel

Panel

TBD

17:10 - 17:35

Panel

Panel

TBD

17:35 - 18:00

Openning Keynote

Keynote

TBD

09:00 - 09:15

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

09:15 - 09:30

How We Do It: Investors and Entrepreneurs Together

Panel

Exploring the synergy between investors and entrepreneurs, showcasing how they collaborate for success.

09:30 - 10:30

It Takes a Village to Build a StartUp

Panel

10:30 - 11:15

Break

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:30

Health System Investment Arms

Panel

How They Work

11:30 - 12:15

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

12:15 - 13:15

MedTech in Israel

Panel

13:15 - 14:00

Physician's perspective

Panel

Adapting new technologies

14:00 - 14:45

Break

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:00

MedTech Texas

Panel

15:00 - 15:45

Start-Up Pitching Competition

Pitch

15:45 - 16:55

Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Spotlight on Success: MedTech Malta Shaping the Sector

Panel

09:30 - 09:55

Seasoned Strategies: Wisdom from Veteran CEOs

Panel

10:00 - 10:25

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

10:25 - 10:35

Global Health Equity: The Role of AI in Bridging Healthcare Gaps

Panel

10:35 - 11:00

Navigating the Future of Healthcare in the GCC Region

Panel

11:05 - 11:30

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

11:30 - 11:40

Enhancing Senior Health Through Technology

Panel

11:45 - 12:10

The Rise of Digital Therapeutics in Clinical Care

Panel

12:10 - 12:35

Pharma's Digital Evolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Medicine

Panel

12:35 - 13:00

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

13:05 - 13:15

The Revolution of Personalized Medicine

Panel

13:15 - 13:40

Empowering Voices in Healthcare Innovation

Panel

13:45 - 14:10

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

14:10 - 14:20

Women at the Forefront of Healthcare Technology

Panel

14:20 - 14:45

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

14:50 - 15:00

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

15:00 - 15:10

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

15:15 - 15:25

Accelerating HealthTech in Developing Countries

Panel

15:25 - 15:50

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

15:50 - 16:00

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

16:05 - 16:15

Keynote

Keynote

16:15 - 16:25

Panel

Panel

TBD

16:30 - 16:55

Keynote

Keynote

TBD

16:55 - 17:05

Panel

Panel

TBD

17:10 - 17:35

Panel

Panel

TBD

17:35 - 18:00

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our partners

We proudly collaborate with over 200 partners in the MedTech sphere, including top medical device venture capitalists, industry leaders, and tech innovators. Our network, vital to our MedTech Conference and networking events, continuously grows with new partnerships. Join us in driving healthcare innovation and investment in the global MedTech landscape.
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Key Partners
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Supporters
100+
Investors
150+
Startups
50+
Media Partners
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