Skills and Education


In order to increase commercialisation in the Australian MTP sector it is essential to build on existing skills and knowledge. A number of key players are providing programs to inform, educate, and connect individuals and organisations to create an environment conducive to a thriving Australian market.

ARCS Australia provide professional development in therapeutics; International Biofest attracts over 2,500 delegates to academic, industry and investor events specialising in life sciences; STC Australia offer a medtech insight series; and Business.gov.au offer advisory services in areas such as business planning and regional development.

Events and training opportunities

ARCS Australia A not-for-profit offering professional development education and training for people working in the development of therapeutic goods; industry and non-industry personnel, irrespective of membership.
AusBiotech Australia’s biotechnology industry organisation has a professional development arm called BioProCourses, offering courses developed in consultation with industry leaders.
Bridge Program The Bridge Program operates to boost the value of Australian pharmaceutical research and collaborate to improve the quality and quantity of commercial deals that arise from the pharmaceutical research sector. The Bridge Program participants’ range from Australian mid-career scientists, academics, industry related professionals and entrepreneurs.
CERI Entrepreneurial Mindset Program The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation offers a program focused on inspiring participants to think beyond the world of academia and help them develop an entrepreneurial way of thinking. The goal being to translate their ideas and world-class research into real-world solutions, thereby contributing to a vibrant and more sustainable economic ecosystem.
Future Learn Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them.
Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)

A network of professionals working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, ANN supports conferences, workshops, summer schools, student and early career researcher training and other outreach programs.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's Entrepreneur's Programme (EP) The EP provides Australian businesses with

Incubator Support

provides grant funding to incubators to deliver support services and training information to Australian start-ups with an international focus. Professionals are able to apply for grants to support their establishment of new incubators in regions or sectors with high innovation potential, and for existing incubators looking to expand their services. Funded incubators will deliver a range of activities designed to improve the prospects of commercial success of innovative start-ups, allowing them to realise their economic potential faster than they otherwise would.
Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia provide professional development services for the engineering profession, including knowledge of nanoscience, nanotechnology and nanoengineering.

Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) IMNIS runs an industry mentoring network program in medtech and pharma across four Australian states and looking to expand nationally in the future. The program facilitates a platform for industry mentors to engage with eager and highly motivated PhD students from across the country to upskill, break down barriers and transition from education to industry.

MedTech Boardroom Stimulator

A support program for start-ups, SMEs and larger companies whereby eligible medical technology companies can access mentorship from an industry experts ‘sounding board’ to help identify collaborative opportunities, refine strategy and brainstorm specific challenges in a virtual boardroom scenario.

MedTech Insight Series

This monthly (typically the 3rd Thursday of every month) event has a 1-hour BYO lunch workshop, followed by 1-1 consultations with expert service providers. Topics range from legal to regulatory to automation and so much more. If you’d like a specific session, contact us and we’ll do our best to get one set up!

Praxis Australia

PRAXIS Australia is an NFP/Charity, formed in mid-2015 as a result of the vision of its members, University of Sydney, Bellberry Ltd, and Monash University (through its partner, Global Reconciliation Ltd). The mission of PRAXIS is to enhance the understanding and practice of ethical research for the benefit of the broader community, which is achieved via the creation and application of various training and education models.

'The Tap' Co-working

A free co-working space for anyone involved in commercialising advanced technologies. Through connection and collaboration, The Tap creates opportunity to access targeted support, services and infrastructure.