Bambi Medical receives a grant of EUR 2.4 million from the European Commission

Bambi Medical receives a grant of EUR 2.4 million from the European Commission

Bambi Medical has been awarded a grant of EUR 2.4 million under the SME Instrument Phase 2 program. This grant will allow the company to finalize product development and validate its solution through a multi-center clinical trial in 6 European countries. This will enable Bambi Medical to scale-up faster in Europe.

The SME Instrument is part of Horizon 2020, the EU framework program managed by the European Commission. The SME instrument offers Europe's brightest and boldest Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) the chance to request funding for breakthrough ideas with the potential to create entirely new markets or revolutionize existing ones. The phase 2 grant is for innovation projects underpinned by a strategic business plan.

 “I am extremely proud of the team that brought the development of the company to such a high level and we received recognition from the European Commission in the form of this grant. The additional funding helps us accelerate in bringing our solution to the market and contributing to a better start of life for 130.000 preemies in Europe only each year” said the CEO and founder of the company Fabio Bambang Oetomo.

Fabio also emphasized that Bambi Medical is extremely pleased with the support that the company received during application process from  Real1ze Projects B.V., PNO Consultants and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

The grant was awarded to Bambi Belt B.V. which is a 100 Bambi Medical daughter company.

This year 14 Dutch SME’s have been granted the SME phase 2 on a total of 4102 applications showing the competitiveness of the program.

Bambi Medical receives the Alumni Award from HighTechXL

Bambi Medical receives the Alumni Award from HighTechXL

Two years afer graduation from the HighTechXL accelerator program, Bambi Medical receives the Alumni Award for outstanding  performance and great potential in the future! The award was given on the XL Day, where fraduating start ups pitch their stories.

The Bambi team is very happy and excited about this award and looks forward to bring the Bambi Belt Solution to the market as soon as possible.

Bambi Medical part of healthcare roadshow to Scandinavia

Bambi Medical part of healthcare roadshow to Scandinavia

Bambi Medical participated in a healthcareroadshow to Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen organised by Task Force Health Care (TFHC), in cooperation with the respective Embassies of The Netherlands in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In each country we had the opportunity to meet hospital representatives, governmental bodies and distribution partners. As a result of these meetings, we have built the foundation that is essential to get ready for a market launch in Scandinavia. It was exciting to see that the Bambi Belt Solution was well received in a region that is very much open to medical innovations!

Bambi Medical participated in a neonatology symposium in Rostock

Bambi Medical participated in a neonatology symposium in Rostock

"This is the future of neonatal intensive care" - this is how doctors and distributors reacted at neonatology symposium in Rostock when being introduced to the Bambi Belt Solution.  

We went to the symposium to present our solution to German doctors, nurses and distributors because Germany is our second target market after the Netherlands. Many visitors of our booth expressed happiness that Bambi Medical works for such a skin friendly and wireless solution for preterm babies and it will be soon introduced to NICUs.

Founder of Bambi Medical receives special award from the King of the Netherlands

Founder of Bambi Medical receives special award from the King of the Netherlands

Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Bambi Medical became "Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw" (Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion) last Thursday. Sidarto received this award for his achievements throughout his career as a neonatologist. In particular, for reducing mortality rate of premature babies with his work and establishing the start-up Bambi Medical, which he hopes will become of great importance worldwide for the development of pre-terms.


Royal awards are granted by the Dutch King annually on the occasion of King's Day. In total 2906 honours were granted this year. Sidarto received a very rare award, only 18 people were granted this year with "Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw".

The entire Bambi team proudly congratulates Sidarto with this very special honour and wishes him success in his future work for premature babies!

Bambi Medical in the focus of High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Bambi Medical in the focus of High Tech Campus Eindhoven

After a series of news articles following closure of our funding round with EUR 4 million High Tech Campus Eindhoven makes a video about Bambi Medical. 

How and why the company was founded? What do we develop and for whom? We are we now? You will find answers on all these and other questions in the video here

 Bambi Medical raises EUR 4 million from private investors

Bambi Medical raises EUR 4 million from private investors

Bambi Medical closed a financing round of EUR 4 million with private investors. This brings company's total funding to date to EUR 4.5 million. The company will use the investment to finalize product development, conduct clinical trials and bring the Bambi Belt Solution to the market.

“Fund raising can take up lots of time from a start-up company, I am happy that we have successfully closed the financing round and can now focus again on our two priorities, product development and business development” said Fabio Bambang Oetomo, CEO and founder of the company.

Bambi Medical raised the amount from a number of Dutch private investors. “This type of funding by private investors is pretty unique for the Netherlands. Normally a round of this size would be raised with Venture Capitalists and regional development companies” stated Bambang Oetomo and added “This is more like how companies in Silicon Valley are often financed. Being able to do this here in the Netherlands makes us very proud.”

Main motivator for investors to invest in Bambi Medical was the combination of making an investment with a high impact and at the same time have the expectation of a good financial return. In addition to this the experienced team and strong Supervisory Board give confidence to our investors, said Bambang Oetomo.

Bambi Medical has already received lots of interest from hospitals. More than 20 hospitals from all over Europe and Asia signed LOI’s with the intention to participate in clinical trials and buy the Bambi Belt Solution once available on the market.

The Bambi Belt Solution was exhibited at the Gravens Conference

The Bambi Belt Solution was exhibited at the Gravens Conference

The Bambi Belt Solution was exhibited at the Gravens Conference, which focuses on the environment of care for high risk newborns in collaboration with March of Dimes. The exhibition of our solution at this conference was an equally important and interesting experience for Bambi Medical. This was the first time that we presented our product in the United States and we were interested to get feedback from neonatologists and NICU nurses from across the Atlantic. We were very happy when they liked our product. It was also very important for us that the Bambi Belt Solution received lots of attention and was even discussed at the workshop - "NICU design trends and next big ideas." The workshop provided us with lots of interesting and useful insights that we will surely take into account for the Bambi Belt Solution. 

Bambi Medical receives a grant from the Dutch government

Bambi Medical receives a grant from the Dutch government

We are happy to announce that Bambi Medical together with our development partner ItoM Medical received a grant from the Dutch government - (MIT-R&D-samenwerkingsproject), for the development of the Bambi Belt Solution! We are very excited with this news and with the fact that the Dutch government wants to support our product development that will make babies lives happier from day one!

We were supported by our subsidy advisor PNO in writing this application, and we would like to hereby thank them for this!

Bambi Medical was an exhibitor at MEDICA

Bambi Medical was an exhibitor at MEDICA

Two years in a row Bambi Medical was an exhibitor at MEDICA, the largest trade fair for medical devices industry. The company exhibited Sensor Module, one of the working prototypes of the Bambi Belt System. During the live demo Bambi Medical demonstrated that Sensor Module can catch vital signs and transmit them wirelessly to the monitor. Both - the Bambi Belt System concept and the live demo with the strong ECG and respiration signal shown on the monitor, were met with excitement at MEDICA. This resulted in big interest especially from distributors from all over the world. They are looking forward to distribute the Bambi Belt Solution once it is available on the market in 2019. 

 The Bambi Medical booth was full of interested people all the time. 

The Bambi Medical booth was full of interested people all the time. 

Bambi Medical is the winner of the Gerard and Anton Award

Bambi Medical is the winner of the Gerard and Anton Award

Bambi Medical is among 10 Dutch start-ups that won Gerard and Anton Award at the Ten New Start-up to Watch event! The jury were evaluating start-ups based on the growth potential in the near future. Decision to grant the award to the nominated start-ups means that selected ten startups are expected to make big steps in the next year and therefore are “to be watched”.

Top Ten Start-up to Watch event is a yearly event established four years ago, where ten most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region are announced. The award is named after the two brothers, Gerard and Anton that founded Philips at the end of the nineteenth century.

Congratulations to all the winners of the award! Complete list of the winners you can see here

 The CEO of Bambi Medical, Fabio Bambang Oetomo, is accepting the Gerard and Anton Award

The CEO of Bambi Medical, Fabio Bambang Oetomo, is accepting the Gerard and Anton Award