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05 December 2017

Be a part of InnoHealth Australia - a German-Australian network

InnoHealth Australia is the current initiative from 2017-2019 led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The initiative aims to connect the Australian and the German healthcare research sector involving especially small and medium enterprises (SME).

01 December 2017

‘Medtech’s Night of Nights’ - Celebrating Innovative Ideas At the Actuator’s MedTech’s Got Talent

The medtech industry came together last night for MedTech’s Got Talent, hearing innovation pitches from the top medtech companies to watch in Australia – with five companies moving forward to each take home $20,000 and a spot to participate in the Actuator’s six-week accelerator program run now to April 2018.

24 November 2017

Blog: ​Australia-Japan to strengthen links in Regenerative Medicine

During the 2017 AusBiotech National Conference, leaders came together for the Australia-Japan Regenerative Medicine Roundtable to discuss opportunities for collaboration, joint activities, and increasing investment between two countries that are significantly investing in regenerative medicine.

23 November 2017

The Actuator releases Discussion Paper for Australian medtech sector

The Actuator, Australian National MedTech Accelerator, has released ‘When Australia innovates, the world of healthcare changes’, a new MedTech Discussion Paper today with recommendations for the Australian medtech sector to thrive globally.

20 November 2017

Patients the real winners of Australian Technologies Competition

The medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector has been recognised for its impact and potential at the 2017 Australian Technologies Competition, taking out three of nine awards.

02 November 2017

Medtech industry to benefit from MTPConnect and MTAA Partnership

MTPConnect and MTAA have signed an MoU further cementing their partnership to support and drive the Australian medtech industry forward.

01 November 2017

MTPConnect opens call for $5m BioMedTech Horizons program, supporting high-potential health breakthroughs

MTPConnect welcomes ideas that are set to customise and revolutionise healthcare, stimulate inter-disciplinary collaboration and between research, industry and technology sectors, and foster strong entrepreneurship potential for the Australian Government's $5 million BioMedTech Horizons program.

30 October 2017

Just in time implants set to radically advance tumour surgery

A major new Australian research project is set to transform the way physicians surgically treat tumours and bone cancer, and dramatically improve patient and healthcare outcomes.

26 October 2017

MTPConnect announces $7.3m in funding for 20 national MTP projects

MTPConnect is focused on investing on big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector.

25 October 2017

Reading brain signals to help the paralysed move and more—The Actuator taking Australia’s promising medical technologies to market

Australian medtech start-ups will each have access to up to $4 million under a national program launched today.

09 October 2017

Blog: Finding Inspiration at Home and Abroad

MTPConnect’s Director of Major Projects Elizabeth Stares shares her insight on the fantastic two weeks in September, where she attended major conferences and events in Australia and abroad.

28 September 2017

Invitation: Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Delegation to Israel

Australia's mdetech, biotech and pharma sector is invited to join MTPConnect CEO Sue MacLeman and Office of Innovation and Science Australia CEO Dr Charlie Day on a one-week delegation to Israel in May 2018.

27 September 2017

MTPConnect makes inroads in the US through MoU with Medical Alley Association at the 2017 MedTech Conference

MTPConnect has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Medical Alley Association, an organisation based in Minnesota that enables health innovation and care organisations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare.

20 September 2017

Digital health companies to benefit from unique market entry focused accelerator

ANDHealth—Australia’s industry led, national accelerator for digital health technologies and 2016 recipient of the MTPConnect Project Fund Program—has announced the first cohort of six companies that will enter the ANDHealth Program.

19 September 2017

MTPConnect and LSQ sign MoU to boost the Australian life sciences sector

MTPConnect and LSQ have signed a MoU further establishing their relationship and collaborative commitment to boost the Queensland and broader Australian MTP sectors.