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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.

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.