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28 March 2017

Australia’s leading technology accelerator program opens for applications

The 2017 Australian Technologies Competition, now in its seventh year, has established itself as Australia's premier technology accelerator.

28 March 2017

Blog: Collaboration rife at Science meets Parliament 2017

Every year, Science & Technology Australia organises the wonderful meeting of minds that is ‘Science meets Parliament’. It is the best opportunity for scientists to obtain then practice their advocacy skills, to keep science and technology issues at the forefront of politics, to inform the actions of our parliamentary democracy.

24 March 2017

​National Capability Audit for the Medical Countermeasures Initiative

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) in collaboration with d3 Medicine, a Certara Company, invite the sector to participate in an audit of Australia’s capability and capacity to support Medical Countermeasures (MCM) product research and development.

23 March 2017

Expressions of Interest open for The Bridge Program

Expressions of interest are now open to take part in The Bridge Program—face-to-face and online training in the scientific, legal, financial, clinical, regulatory and reimbursement disciplines that contribute to research translation and the commercialisation of medicines.

17 March 2017

Blog: MTPConnect GMs 're-program' their brains and hearts in Adelaide

MTPConnect General Manager International & Government, Sandhya Tewari, shares thrills from her exciting and fruitful visit to our South Australian Hub at Flinders University with General Manager Stakeholder Engagement, Alfredo Martinez-Coll.

06 March 2017

Vaccination vital for the ongoing health of Australia

Vaccinations play a vital role in ensuring the ongoing health of Australian's, and undergo stringent testing and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approvals processes to ensure their proven benefit.

03 March 2017

​Call for Medical Countermeasures Industry and Academic Project Collaborations

The Defence Materials Technology Centre brings collaborations to develop technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence and national security capability, and is calling for EOIs for collaborative projects covering vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for protection against biological threats, emerging infectious diseases and pandemics.

28 February 2017

Notice on reissued Tax Payer Alert

We have recently heard concerns from members of the sector around Tax Payer Alert claiming the R&D Tax Incentive for Software Development activities distributed last week stating that testing activities weren’t eligible R&D.

23 January 2017

MTPConnect and Medicines Australia sign MoU to boost Australia’s innovative medicines sector

The collaboration will see the two organisations combining their efforts to champion a sector-led approach to accelerate the growth of the ecosystem, through activities to unify and educate the MTP sector, as well as engage with government to create a positive regulatory environment.

20 January 2017

Australian innovative SMEs and start ups in the digital health space are invited to apply for the 2017 intake to the Texas Medical Centre Accelerator program

Innovative SMEs and startups in the digital health space are invited to apply for the Texas Medical Centre Accelerator (TMCx) by 23 December 2017.

19 January 2017

MTPConnect congratulates newly appointed Ministers for Health and Industry, Innovation and Science

MTPConnect CEO, Sue MacLeman, has congratulated the newly appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Minister for Health and Sport, and Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, in the re-shuffled Turnbull government.

12 January 2017

MTPConnect reveals the 10-year plan for Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector

MTPConnect today launched the final Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), a 10-year strategic plan to maximise the innovation, productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector.

16 December 2016

MTPConnect presents award to bright stars of medtech

MTPConnect was delighted to present Bellum with the MTPConnect Award at the annual Medtech’s Got Talent awards in Melbourne on Tuesday. Some of Australia’s brightest entrepreneurial minds gathered for the chance to win a $20,000 mentorship and a host of other prizes at the event.

16 December 2016

Former AusBiotech CEO appointed to Medicines Australia Board as Independent Director

Medicines Australia has appointed Dr Anna Lavelle as an independent Board member following a comprehensive recruitment process.

15 December 2016

Collaboration set to boost Australia’s respected advanced manufacturing and medtech ecosystem

MTPConnect and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in undertaking activities to accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector in Australia.