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15 June 2017

MTPConnect Project Fund Program: EOI release and 'open desks'

MTPConnect has released the Expressions of Interest form for the 2017 round of the $15.6 million Project Fund Program, open on Monday 3rd July 2017. Applicants with big, bold ideas that aim to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia's MTP sector will have the chance to share in $8.2 million in funding.

09 June 2017

$5 million Biotech Horizons program announced to support health breakthroughs

The Australian Government has today announced $5.2 million to support multi-disciplinary research teams and SMEs to deliver innovative health and medical breakthroughs – a program that has been welcomed by MTPConnect.

09 June 2017

TGA announce dedicated tool to assist SMEs

MTPConnect welcomes today’s announcement from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of a range of new targeted programs to engage with and support SMEs in navigating regulation and legislation in Australia.

08 June 2017

MTPConnect and QUT officially launch The Bridge Program

MTPConnect Queensland University of Technology (QUT), together with a consortium of 15 partners including global pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists, universities and industry associations, will today officially launched The Bridge Program.

02 June 2017

Sue MacLeman receives BioMelbourne Network’s 2017 Women in Leadership Award

Sue MacLeman, Chief Executive Officer of MTPConnect, has been awarded BioMelbourne Network’s 2017 Women in Leadership award today, recognising her leadership and outstanding contributions to supporting the medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector.

26 May 2017

Applications open for 19th CRC round

The Australian Government has opened applications for industry-led proposals for the 19th Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) selection round.

26 May 2017

NHMRC updates grant offering to promote innovation and reduce burden

MTPConnect has welcomed the National Health and Medical Research Council announcement of medical research reforms that will be set to encourage greater innovation and creativity as well as reduce burdens of the grant application process.

19 May 2017

$33m announced to support clinical trials

Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $33 million to fund world-leading medical research trials and fellowships, supporting doctors and scientists to uncover the next breakthrough and improve the health of Australians.

16 May 2017

MTPConnect welcomes Prostheses List reform recommendations

MTPConnect welcomes the recently released Community Affairs Reference Committee report into “Price regulation associated with the Prostheses List Framework”, providing 16 recommendations to reform the Prostheses List process.

10 May 2017

MTPConnect welcomes 2017 Budget: Investment in MTP research translation and commercialisation

MTPConnect – the Industry Growth Centre for medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector – has welcomed the Australian Government’s 2017 Budget, set to provide positive outcomes for the support and growth of innovation in the Australian MTP sector.

03 May 2017

MTPConnect to open 2017 applications for its Project Fund Program

MTPConnect has announced that the second round of its $15.6 million Project Fund Program will open on Monday 3rd July 2017. Applicants with big, bold ideas that aim to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s MTP sector will have the chance to share in $8.2 million in funding.

20 April 2017

Blog: Strengthening Health Ties with India

MTPConnect General Manager of International and Government, Dr Sandhya Tewari, visited India this month, coinciding with the Prime Minister's visit and Education Minister Simon Birmingham's Skills Delegation. Read her blog...

19 April 2017

IMNIS Appoints Expert Advisory Panel

IMNIS, the national mentoring program connecting researchers and industry mentors, has appointed an Expert Advisory Panel of senior business and academic leaders to advise on implementation of the scheme.

07 April 2017

National Initiative to Support Digital Disruption in Healthcare

Companies looking to improve health outcomes for patients via novel digital and connected medical technologies now have a new organisation to turn to with the launch of ANDHealth – a national initiative funded through the MTPConnect Project Fund Program.

04 April 2017

$18 billion and 28,000 new jobs: CSIRO’s cure for Australia’s economy

CSIRO has revealed a blueprint for how medical technologies and pharmaceuticals (MTP) can add an additional $18 billion to the Australian economy and create 28,000 new jobs within the next eight years, as identified in the MTPConnect Sector Competitiveness Plan.