News Directory

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13 July 2023

SBE Life Sciences Program for Women-Led Companies Open Now

The SBE Life Sciences Program is designed for women-led life companies seeking business knowledge, growth capital, and access to a network of experts to build globally scalable and sustainable businesses. The Program is designed to support women-led clinically informed businesses that have a proven MVP and are ready for investment and growth.

12 July 2023

Apply to Made in Victoria – Industry R&D Infrastructure Fund

The $15 million Made in Victoria – Industry R&D Infrastructure Fund will provide matched grant funding of between $250,000 and up to $2 million to eligible businesses in Victoria, to invest in new or enhanced R&D infrastructure to support the growth of Victoria’s R&D capability across key industry sectors. Submit your EOI by 18 August 2023.

11 July 2023

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in June!

11 July 2023

Research to Value Workshop in Perth with CSIRO's ON Program

CSIRO’s ON Program is a federally-funded initiative designed to help Australian researchers think creatively about new impact pathways. If you are a publicly-funded researcher, research leader or tech transfer professional join a free half-day 'Research to Value Workshop' in Perth hosted by the WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub team.

11 July 2023

Join ANDHealth’s 2023 Delegation to HLTH Las Vegas!

Looking to expand into the US market? Want to showcase your digital health product to investors, customers, strategic partners and research partners? Hungry to hear the latest on health and innovation from leading executives? Join ANDHealth’s 2023 delegation to HLTH Las Vegas!

30 June 2023

MIT REAP - Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program lands in Perth

It has been a fantastic week of innovation immersion as MIT REAP - Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program landed in Perth! Over 80 participants from around the globe have been busy immersing themselves in Western Australia’s innovation ecosystem, with events, tours, and seminars, supported by the WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

30 June 2023

WA Health and Medical Life Sciences boosted through WA Grant Schemes

Seventeen Western Australian health and medical life sciences have been awarded funding through various WA Government grant schemes, including the Innovation Booster Grant and the Local Capability Fund.

29 June 2023

MTAA Report Reveals Value of MedTech in Australia from Idea to Patient

The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) recently released the Value of Medtech Report to showcase the value of medical technology in Australia along the whole value chain, from idea to patient. The report was launched by the Minister for Health and Aged Care Hon Mark Butler at the Medtech on the Hill event at Parliament House, Canberra in early June.

28 June 2023

Apply for UQ's Empower Women’s Accelerator

Applications are now open for The University of Queensland’s first ever Empower Women’s Accelerator! Grow your startup through the three-month program (September - November 2023) and receive $10,000 equity-free funding, mentoring, and support to develop your idea.

27 June 2023

Join the Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASME) is a not-for-profit organisation recently established as a home for doctors, medical students, and other clinicians who want to utilise their training and experience to make a significant impact on healthcare through entrepreneurship and innovation. It's free to join, so find out more!

27 June 2023

Australian Technologies Competition Semi Finalists Shortlisted

The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) is a national growth and awards program designed to showcase and promote innovative Australian technologies with global growth potential. Congratulations to the 32 semi finalists just shortlisted, including the following five companies in the Medtech and Pharma category, which is sponsored by MTPConnect.

22 June 2023

SA Insights Series Featuring GPN Vaccines

Find out how local technology, manufacturing and clinical trials are addressing a major global challenge. Join Jo Close, Director of the Adelaide Intermediary Program, as she hosts our SA Insights Series for July. Jo will be chatting on the couch with GPN Vaccines Chairman and CEO, Dr Tim Hirst, and Director of Research Operations, Dr Eve Kennedy.

22 June 2023

BIO2023 - Do It All in Australia!

With the BIO conference done and dusted for another year, we take a moment to reflect on a few of the activities in Boston organised to showcase Australia’s fast-growing life sciences sector to drive collaborations, partnerships and investments.

19 June 2023

Join our WA Spotlight in July on Purpose Ventures

Do you want insights into what makes a venture fund tick? Are you a founder looking for an investor? Our next Perth-based event on 19 July will feature Derek Gerrard and Kylie Gerrard, co-founders and directors of Purpose Ventures. Hosted by the WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub, this is an opportunity to learn about WA’s newest venture fund – which has raised nearly $40M from WA investors – and what investments it is looking to make with founders and startups.