Current Opportunities

Round One of the REDI Contestable Program Now Open - Addressing Priority Skills Gaps

MTPConnect operates the $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development (REDI) program supported by the MRFF. The four-year initiative aims to deliver system-wide improvements to skills development and training programs for the MTP workforce.

In delivering the REDI program, MTPConnect is partnering with research, training and industry organisations to deploy an integrated three-pillar plan driving skills and workforce development for the MTP sector nationally.

MTPConnect recently released the REDI Skills Gap Analysis Interim Report – the first of three reports as part of a ‘root and branch’ analysis of skills gaps in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector workforce. This, and the subsequent two reports to be released next year, form the foundation for this contestable program of new initiatives to fill emerging skills gaps not currently addressed in the sector. This focus is expected to unlock significant value for the MTP sector within the next 12–18 months.

Round One of the REDI Contestable program open now, is calling for suitably qualified organisations to submit proposals for new training and education programs to address two specific priority skills gaps identified in the REDI Skills Gap Analysis Interim Report.

  • Understanding of quality management systems and protocols (linked to advanced manufacturing); and
  • Strategic clinical trial design to meet regulatory requirements and payer needs (linked to commercialisation).

Bidding closes 15 December 2020, at 5pm AEDT.


A REDI Information Session webinar will be held on Thursday 19 November 2020 to detail the timeline, process for developing and submitting proposals, scoring, review and awarding of the contract related to Round One. If you plan to attend the webinar, please read the relevant documents prior, which you can download below. If you can’t attend the webinar, it will be available as a video on-demand after 19 November. Register for the Information Session webinar here.

Please send any questions via email to

REDIC1.0 Guidelines REDIC1.0 Financial Proposal  REDIC1.0 Provider Fact Sheet