News Directory

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15 June 2022

Call out for entries to the Australian Technologies Competition

The Australian Technologies Competition is an internationally recognised national awards and international growth support program for technology scaleups. Entries for the Healthtech award category close 4 July 2022!

14 June 2022

REDI Investor Workshops – Demystifying Investing in Healthtech

MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development Within Industry (REDI) Initiative is running a series of three Investor Workshops to demystify investing in the healthtech sector.

10 June 2022

CSIRO Contributes $1M to REDI Fellowship Program

We are delighted to announce that Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is contributing $1 million to support the popular REDI Fellowship program.

10 June 2022

MTPConnect Heads to BIO 2022 to Help Re-introduce Australia’s Biotech and Pharma Capabilities to the World

A team from MTPConnect is heading to San Diego, California for the 2022 Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) International Convention. MTPConnect Chair Sue MacLeman, CEO Stuart Dignam and Director Stakeholder Engagement for Western Australia Dr Tracey Wilkinson will be on the ground working with Australian companies and international sector leaders, promoting Australia at key events and attending a series of meetings.

09 June 2022

In Case You Missed It: Here’s What The MTPConnect Team Has Been Up To in May

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in May!

    08 June 2022

    Building Better Futures for Health Challenge 2022 – Applications Now Open

    Do you have an idea for a healthcare product or medical technology that can improve and change people’s lives? Entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and industry professionals worldwide are invited to apply for the Building Better Futures for Health (BBFH) Challenge to win up to $30,000 in IDE Group services.

    07 June 2022

    Takeda Research Incubation Program 2022 Invites Research Proposals

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals is inviting Australian start-up companies, academia, institution and innovators to submit research proposals for commercially viable healthcare solutions in neurological and neuromuscular disorders areas. This is a new grant call launched by Takeda and Shonan Health Innovation Park aiming to create new opportunities for industry-academia collaboration with researchers in Australia and pharmaceutical companies in Japan.

    03 June 2022

    New Film about the TTRA Research Centres launches at 82nd American Diabetes Association conference

    Recently the TTRA program’s team and the two TTRA Research Centres - ACADI (link) and ASHRA (link) - were invited to be involved in the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Thought Leadership Film series. The film is one of only 10 groups being showcased at the 82nd American Diabetes Association conference held this year in New Orleans US.

    03 June 2022

    BMTH News: Seer Unveils Seizure Risk Forecast Technology

    The future of epilepsy management is here! Important news was announced this week for the 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy, with the release of Seer’s seizure risk forecasting technology.

    01 June 2022

    Seeking Healthtech Companies Ready for US Market Expansion

    Austrade's BioBridge program with the Texas Medical Centre in Houston US, provides pathways for Australian digital health and medical device companies. Apply to the Healthcare Activator now before 10 June 2022!

    01 June 2022

    DMTC Seeks Collaborative Project Proposals in Medical Countermeasures

    Health Security Systems Australia (HSSA), a division of DMTC, is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for collaborative project proposals focused on the following priority themes - anti-infective therapeutics, vaccine products or platform technologies for infectious disease threats and medical countermeasures against chemical threats.

    01 June 2022

    Introducing Dr Dharmica Mistry - Director Diagnostics Industry Engagement

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Dharmica Mistry as the Director Diagnostics Industry Engagement, based in Sydney.

    31 May 2022

    TTRA News - ACADI launches to unite in the fight against diabetes complications

    The newly established Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI) led by Associate Professor Elif Ekinci from the University of Melbourne aimed at improving the lives of people living with diabetes, has been officially launched.

    24 May 2022

    Introducing Dr Michelle Lam - Senior Program Manager, Clinical Translation and Commercialisation – MedTech (CTCM) Program

    We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michelle Lam as the Senior Program Manager, Clinical Translation and Commercialisation – MedTech (CTCM) Program.

    20 May 2022

    REDI offers 11 new Industry Training programs for 2022-23 – new brochure out now!

    MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) Initiative has launched 11 new industry training courses/programs with seven new industry partners for 2022-23. The new programs are featured in an updated edition of its courses brochure and online.