News Directory

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14 July 2022

Industry Fellowships Awarded to Push Australian Pharma and MedTech Research Towards Commercialisation

Twenty pharmaceutical and MedTech researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from around Australia have been awarded industry-based fellowships to boost skills and advance their research or technology towards commercialisation.

11 July 2022

Tori Mynard appointed as Associate Project Manager for the REDI initiative

Today we are delighted to announce that Victoria (Tori) Mynard is re-joining MTPConnect to take up a 3-month role of Associate Project Manager for our Researcher Exchange and Development Within Industry (REDI) initiative, based in Melbourne.

30 June 2022

Introducing Jo Glew - Project Officer, Diagnostics Industry Engagement

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Glew as the Project Officer, Diagnostics Industry Engagement team, based in Perth.

29 June 2022

Health Horizon LIVE Feeds now tracking BMTH and WA Innovations

If you want to keep on top of medtech, pharmaceutical and digital health (MTP) innovation projects, Health Horizon Projects Tracker live feeds allow you to do just this. This new tracking feature is now on our website for you to follow the progress of BioMedTech Horizons-funded (BMTH) projects and all Western Australia-based MTP projects.

15 June 2022

Call out for entries to the Australian Technologies Competition

The Australian Technologies Competition is an internationally recognised national awards and international growth support program for technology scaleups. Entries for the Healthtech award category close 4 July 2022!

14 June 2022

REDI Investor Workshops – Demystifying Investing in Healthtech

MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development Within Industry (REDI) Initiative is running a series of three Investor Workshops to demystify investing in the healthtech sector.

10 June 2022

CSIRO Contributes $1M to REDI Fellowship Program

We are delighted to announce that Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is contributing $1 million to support the popular REDI Fellowship program.

10 June 2022

MTPConnect Heads to BIO 2022 to Help Re-introduce Australia’s Biotech and Pharma Capabilities to the World

A team from MTPConnect is heading to San Diego, California for the 2022 Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) International Convention. MTPConnect Chair Sue MacLeman, CEO Stuart Dignam and Director Stakeholder Engagement for Western Australia Dr Tracey Wilkinson will be on the ground working with Australian companies and international sector leaders, promoting Australia at key events and attending a series of meetings.

09 June 2022

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in May!

    08 June 2022

    Building Better Futures for Health Challenge 2022 – Applications Now Open

    Do you have an idea for a healthcare product or medical technology that can improve and change people’s lives? Entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and industry professionals worldwide are invited to apply for the Building Better Futures for Health (BBFH) Challenge to win up to $30,000 in IDE Group services.

    07 June 2022

    Takeda Research Incubation Program 2022 Invites Research Proposals

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals is inviting Australian start-up companies, academia, institution and innovators to submit research proposals for commercially viable healthcare solutions in neurological and neuromuscular disorders areas. This is a new grant call launched by Takeda and Shonan Health Innovation Park aiming to create new opportunities for industry-academia collaboration with researchers in Australia and pharmaceutical companies in Japan.

    03 June 2022

    New Film about the TTRA Research Centres launches at 82nd American Diabetes Association conference

    Recently the TTRA program’s team and the two TTRA Research Centres - ACADI (link) and ASHRA (link) - were invited to be involved in the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Thought Leadership Film series. The film is one of only 10 groups being showcased at the 82nd American Diabetes Association conference held this year in New Orleans US.

    03 June 2022

    BMTH News: Seer Unveils Seizure Risk Forecast Technology

    The future of epilepsy management is here! Important news was announced this week for the 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy, with the release of Seer’s seizure risk forecasting technology.

    01 June 2022

    Seeking Healthtech Companies Ready for US Market Expansion

    Austrade's BioBridge program with the Texas Medical Centre in Houston US, provides pathways for Australian digital health and medical device companies. Apply to the Healthcare Activator now before 10 June 2022!

    01 June 2022

    DMTC Seeks Collaborative Project Proposals in Medical Countermeasures

    Health Security Systems Australia (HSSA), a division of DMTC, is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for collaborative project proposals focused on the following priority themes - anti-infective therapeutics, vaccine products or platform technologies for infectious disease threats and medical countermeasures against chemical threats.