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12 April 2018

Have you got what it takes? The Actuator Accelerator Applications For Round 2, 2018 Now Open!

Utilising a 15-month focused industry-led curriculum, The Actuator Accelerator Program will take Seed ventures to Series A investment; leading into clinical trials, advanced manufacturing, and at-scale technology deployment.

11 April 2018

MTPConnect and BioPacific Partners announce new initiative to propel SMEs global

MTPConnect and BioPacific Partners are jointly launching an exciting new initiative to assist Australian medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to better prepare and position themselves to engage successfully with multinational companies.

28 March 2018

​Wound Management Innovation CRC Cements a Legacy by Incorporating Wound Innovations

The Wound Management Innovation CRC has today announced incorporation and registration for one of its legacy vehicles, Wound Innovations, providing optimal patient care through the delivery of clinical services, telehealth, education, credentialing and ongoing research.

23 March 2018

Blog: Investing in Australia's Future in Life Sciences

AusBiotech’s Asian Investment Series – which has received funding via the MTPConnect Project Fund Program – assembled Australian life science companies together with Chinese investors to connect, seek investment opportunities and work on their pitching skills.

20 March 2018

Blog: Opportunities ripe for Australian businesses in ASEAN region

The ASEAN Summit brought together major players in Australian and Asian policy to further strengthen partnership and explore opportunities for collaboration.

15 March 2018

IDE Group Launches 2018 Building Better Futures for Health Challenge

IDE Group has announced the opening of the Building Better Futures for Health Challenge is back for another year in 2018. IDE is offering $30,000 worth of design, development and commercialisation support to help fast track ideas that can make a difference to people’s health.

07 March 2018

Victorian Clinical Trials Gateway launched

The Victorian Clinical Trials Gateway has been launched in Melbourne to make it easier for companies to access world-class service providers, trial-ready infrastructure and talent.

26 February 2018

Australian Health Innovation Showcase Set to Increase Collaboration and Investment

Health Horizon has today launched an online collection of hundreds of Australian health innovations to unlock the possibility of collaboration on a national scale.

12 February 2018

ANDHealth Grows Ecosystem with MSIA

ANDHealth is partnering with the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA), the leading voice in medical software in Australia, to build capability, knowledge and collaboration within the digital health sector.

12 February 2018

MTPConnect Board and Executive 2018 Transition Plan

MTPConnect – the Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre – has today announced changes to the Board and Executive team for 2018.

09 February 2018

MTPConnect reports strong growth in Australia’s Medtech, Biotech and Pharmaceutical sector

MTPConnect has released new sector metrics that show jobs supported by the MTP sector increased by 10% to 62,000 from 2015 to 2016, and that manufacturing exports are up by 30% to $5.2 billion.

02 February 2018

​Austrade report spotlights Australia’s capability in clinical trials

Austrade’s new Clinical Trials industry capability report highlights why Australia is a leading destination for clinical research of new therapeutic products and medical devices.

02 February 2018

ACOLA release roadmap for precision medicine in Australia

A report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that precision medicine has the potential to transform Australia’s health care system.

01 February 2018

MTPConnect welcomes plan to secure growth through innovation

MTPConnect welcomes the ‘Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation’ (the 2030 Plan) – a strategic vision and plan delivered by the Innovation and Science Australia board to strengthen Australia's innovation performance and become a leading innovation nation.

19 December 2017

Senator Michaelia Cash announced as Minister for Jobs and Innovation

Senator Michaelia Cash has today been announced as the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, following three months as Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and Senator Zed Seselja who has been announced as Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.