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


21 July 2017

Blog: The MTP Sector is responding to our call to action

With the second round of our $15.6 million Project Fund Program now open for expressions of interest, Dr Elizabeth Stares, our Director of Major Projects, has been traveling the country to catch up with those who have exciting ideas to boost our sector as a whole.

10 July 2017

Blog: How to make BIO International work for you

BIO is a party that no one who is even remotely associated with biotech wants to miss, and has perfected the art of making delegates work hard and play hard. Understand how you can get the best out of the experience!

10 July 2017

Blog: Everything’s bigger in Texas! A visit to the Texas Medical Center

For those seeking the best, latest medical treatments, Houston is certainly the place to go. Texas Medical Centre hosts countless universities, hospitals, and institutes, all focused on leading-edge medical treatments and scientific research.

05 July 2017

ANDHealth+ Launches: Financial and Strategic Support Available for Digital Health Companies

ANDHealth, a national initiative advancing the commercialisation of clinically validated digital health technologies, has launched the ANDHealth+ Program in support of Australia’s growing ecosystem of innovative digital health companies.

05 July 2017

MTPConnect welcomes move to restore roles to skilled migration visa lists

MTPConnect has welcomed news of the restoration of a number of roles to the skilled migration visa list by the Australian Government. MTPConnect worked strongly behind the scenes advocating for the sector directly with government...

21 June 2017

Clinical trials provide $1.1b to Australian economy: MTPConnect releases report on clinical trials ecosystem in Australia

MTPConnect today released a new report ‘Clinical Trials in Australia: the economic profile and competitive position of the sector’, the first comprehensive overview of the entire clinical trials landscape in Australia.

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.