The Central Jutland Region has enormous potential for the commercialisation of biotech and medtech projects and companies in the health sector, but for years has lacked the business expertise to reap the full benefits of this potential. This is the background for the establishment of the MedTech Innovation Centre. The idea for the MTIC emerged in 2007 in the BioMedNet network, an association of biotech and medtech companies in the Central Jutland Region. All the association’s companies desire increased focus on commercialisation and implementation of ideas, inventions and research results, and therefore took the initiative to apply for funding to establish the MTIC.