$200K Challenge Applications are officially open!

The University of Massachusetts’ Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is pleased to launch the 12th Annual M2D2 $200K Challenge, an opportunity designed to showcase the innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit of seed and early-stage medical device and biotech companies.

The M2D2 $200K Challenge will award valuable in-kind mentoring and development services provided by the program sponsors to selected finalist companies. 


$200K Challenge Pitch-Off & Awards Announcement

March 22, 4 - 8 PM ET • 110 Canal St, Lowell MA

Join us for our biggest event of the year, the $200K Challenge Pitch-Off and Award Announcement! It's FREE!

2022 $200K Challenge Highlights

About the Challenge

The $200K Challenge is an annual start-up competition hosted by M2D2, focused on identifying and rewarding disruptive companies in the medical technology and biotechnology industries.

Every year we receive scores of entries from entrepreneurs worldwide. This year, 15 finalists will become eligible to win a share of our $200,000 purse of sponsor-provided, in-kind services. These services include lab and office space; engineering, product development, legal, regulatory, clinical, and business services. Past winners have been empowered to bring their innovations to life—and to market.  

We welcome innovations that address the full range of medical device challenges, and this year we're especially interested in ideas that can benefit from our association with the U.S. government's BARDA DRIVe  initiative.

Meet Versatope, a $200K Challenge Winner

Learn about the benefits of entering:


Key 2023 Challenge Dates

Jan. 5 — Applications Open
Jan. 18— Webinar Recording: "All About the Challenge"
Feb. 12 — Final Deadline to Submit an Application 
March 3 — Finalists Announced  
March 7 — Promotional Content Deliverables Due
March 8-21 — Coaching Sessions for Finalists
March 15 — Finalist Slide Decks and Posters Due
March 22 — Finalist Pitch-Off and Award Announcement in Lowell 

Thank you to our Corporate Partners

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center • Amgen • BARDA • Asahi Intecc • Hologic • Novo Nordisk • Johnson & Johnson

Argenta Advisors • Mintz • MPR