News Directory

Keep up to date with MTPConnect news and events, updated regularly. If you have news or events the sector would be interested to hear about, please let us know at


24 September 2020

Australia’s first Antimicrobial Resistance Network forms to combat global health threat

MTPConnect today announced the formation of an Australian-first network bringing together key stakeholders to address the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on human health.

22 September 2020

Meet our BTB Round 2 Awardees

Eight biomedical research projects were recently awarded Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) funding of $6.3 million through the Medical Research Future Fund. We take a look a deeper look at the projects selected from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, which have attracted a total of $13.5 million from industry contributions.

22 September 2020

You’re Invited to the Launch of Australia’s first Antimicrobial Resistance Network

Please join us at a virtual industry roundtable on 24 September from 10-11am AEST, to launch the formation of Australia’s first Antimicrobial Resistance Network – the AAMRNet, and the release of a new report, ‘Fighting Superbugs: A Report on the Inaugural Meeting of Australia’s Antimicrobial Resistance Stakeholders’, prepared by MTPConnect in partnership with Biointelect.

16 September 2020

20 Industry Fellowships on Offer for the Australian Medtech and Pharma Sector

The Bridge and BridgeTech programs, today launched the applications for Industry Fellowships, supported through MTPConnect's REDI initiative.

16 September 2020

IMNIS program expands to cover new areas of health and medical research

Five outstanding PhD students in the growth areas of regenerative medicine, gene and cell therapy and digital health technologies are being partnered with high-calibre experts to develop their career pathways.

15 September 2020

Championing Social Entrepreneurship for Start-Ups

In our latest podcast episode, we catch up with one of our REDI partners, the George Institute for Global Health, an independent medical research institute focused on the world’s biggest health challenges, based in Sydney.

15 September 2020

New MDPP Directory Connects Australia's Medical Device Sector to Drive Innovation

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) today launches the first online Capability Directory, listing details of more than 2,600 Australian organisations relevant to the medical device industry, bringing together expert research, clinical and manufacturing capabilities of Australian organisations.

14 September 2020

Join us at the World’s Largest Medtech Conference

We’re making the virtual journey to the Virtual Medtech Conference to Toronto on 5-7 October and we’d like Australian medtech companies to come along with us, to participate in the world’s largest medtech event.

04 September 2020

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

Check out what our MTPConnect team was up to in August!

03 September 2020

Australian biomedical research efforts boosted by $10.4 million

MTPConnect and Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today announced $10.4 million in funding for 13 early stage biomedical projects, including COVID-19 research.

01 September 2020

Developing Diagnostics Needs A Different Approach: Join our Webinar!

For our next monthly Seminar Series, we’re going to explore the complexity of developing diagnostics and give you some advice from industry experts.

24 August 2020

Apply NOW for Subsidised Access to Microscopy Services

Are you a medtech startup / SME looking to access affordable microscopy and technical services for your medical research?

21 August 2020

VCCC’s SKILLED Internship Program Builds Clinical Trial Talent Pipeline

This week, the MTPConnect podcast explores how the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is building a future workforce through internships to support the growth of clinical trials in cancer research as part of our REDI initiative.

21 August 2020

COVID-19 Impact Report - Quick Read

Back in June, we published our research undertaken in partnership with L.E.K. Consulting, exploring the impacts of the pandemic lockdown on organisations across the different parts of the MTP value chain and how companies have responded to the crisis.

20 August 2020

MTPConnect Chair appointed to key COVID-19 Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group

Yesterday, in a joint statement, Prime Minister, Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Hon. Karen Andrews MP and Minister for Health Hon. Greg Hunt MP outlined Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy and announced the formation of a high level COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments for Australia - Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group.