Attend the 13th $200K Challenge!

The University of Massachusetts’ Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is pleased to host the 13th 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.

Join us on March 27th in Lowell for an evening packed with competitive pitches, novel ideas in healthcare and countless networking opportunities.

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 and $75,000 in cash awards . 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.

On March 27th, the 2024 finalists will compete for a chance to win thousands to advance their novel healthcare solution.

2024 $200K Challenge Info Session

Hear from two previous Challenge winners and M2D2 team leaders as they dicuss:

- The application process
- How to impress the judges
- The lasting impact felt by $200K Challenge finalists 

Watch the session below.


Key 2024 Challenge Dates

Jan. 8 — Applications Open
Jan. 17— Virtual Info Session: "All About the Challenge"
Feb. 11 — Application Deadline
Feb. 27 — Finalists Announced
March 15 — Finalist Application and Posters Due
Feb. 20 - March 26 — Coaching Sessions for Finalist

March 27 — Finalist Pitch-Off and Award Announcement in Lowell 

2022 $200K Challenge Highlights

Thank you to our Corporate Partners

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center • Amgen • Asahi Intecc • BARDA • Bayer
Hologic • UMass CAPCaT • Johnson & Johnson MedTech • MPR • Mintz • ZOLL

bene : studio  • Inertia  • Point32Health  • Prime Path Medtech