Regulatory Thinking® for Startups

Empowerment as a Leverage to Competitive Advantage

Requirements in the area of regulatory affairs are very high for medical life sciences startups and therefore complex, expensive and risky. Their implementation takes several years and means absolutely new territory for most of the startups. Common education programs and services are too generic in order to be able to support them with this very specific challenges. For this reason, the members of the Regulatory Thinking® consortium developed startup-compatible services, a network of experts and educational formats in a very focused way. These offerings pursue the goal to enable founders to help themselves. Because we know: Expensive consultants are not always necessary!

In the following you get an overview about what the Regulatory Thinking® consortium has to offer for startups and founders in the categories Education, Hands-on, and Auditing & Reviews. Also, institutional startup supporters, which supervise founders, benefit from this offer.


4C Accelerator Tübingen

The qualification program focuses on the 4Cs of medical life sciences: Commercialization, Certification, Clinical Studies, and Copyright. During 17 workshop days and a subsequent coaching phase, startups get equipped with new methods, ways of thinking and tools, to incorporate the 4Cs into their business model development. Thereby, they can reach faster investor readiness.

Due to the funding of the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism of Baden-Württemberg and its Startup BW campaign, the B. Braun Stiftung, and the Stiftung für Medizininnovationen, the program is free of charge for its participants.

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Certificate Program "Regulatory Thinking®"

In the sense of Regulatory Thinking®, the certificate program is about the practical further development of one’s own regulatory roadmap and at the same time, one’s own business model. The program consists of two certificate courses: “Regulatory Thinking Basics” and “Regulatory Deep Dives”. Successful completion of both leads to the certificate “Expert for Regulatory Compliance and Certification Strategies.”

The obtained certificate is of great value for founders to prove the required professional work experience in regulatory affairs, when striving for a certified quality management system and an approved product (e.g., CE Mark).

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Enabling Services

The MII offers support via start-up centered seminars, filled out templates and individual workshops in the topics: Quality Management System (QMS), technical documentation, risk management, usability engineering and clinical study planning.

All these services are developed and implemented together with MII’s network of experts, like surgeSupply, and are highly customizable to your specific product. The in-depth offerings focus on helping you to help yourself and are intended to gain speed in small digestible packages. In particular, the MII wants to ENABLE you to develop your own way of thinking in order to be able to evaluate further support independently and talk on eye-level with stakeholders and experts.

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Auditing and Reviews

Review Services

Together with carefully selected experts, like surgeSupply, the MII supports you in the preparation of documents for critical institutions like notified bodies, ethics committees or study centers. Offered are pre-assessments and audits of the quality management system, technical documentation, clinical study plan and protocol.

The goal is to maximize the chances of success for upcoming appointments and approvals by critical institutions, in order to save time and costs.

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