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


20 October 2020

WA Medical Datathon 2020 Needs You!

The WA Medical Datathon is looking for participants from a variety of sectors including healthcare, digital technologies, data science and product design to get involved and ‘reimagine healthcare’ by exploring data science driven solutions to healthcare challenges.

19 October 2020

New appointment for our REDI team

Today we are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Michelle Low as REDI Project Manager based in Melbourne.

19 October 2020

Watch our on-demand webinar: Why Australia is the Destination of Choice for International Medical Device Clinical Trials

To mark our involvement in the Virtual MedTech Conference 2020 in Toronto recently, we hosted a special webinar with Austrade, for US and Canadian medical device companies who may benefit from running clinical trials in Australia.

15 October 2020

MTP Workforce Skills Gaps Revealed in New Report

Earlier this year, MTPConnect set out to better understand the sector’s workforce needs and skills gaps by funding some sector research.

14 October 2020

MTPConnect Welcomes the Launch of the TRI’s upgraded Cleanroom Manufacturing Facility & Training Hub

Today, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane launched its upgraded Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) clinical cleanroom manufacturing facility and training hub.

13 October 2020

BTB Funds COVID-19 Research Efforts In Australia

Recently, MTPConnect and Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced $4.1 million in funding for five COVID-19 research projects through the third round of the Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) program.

12 October 2020

New Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Skills Set available

A skill set to support the pharmaceutical industry in their urgent response to the COVID-19 health crisis is now available for training delivery and included on the JobTrainer Fund list.

07 October 2020

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

Check out what the MTPConnect has been up to in September!

06 October 2020

Second edition of COVID-19 Impact Report now available

Back in June 2020 we published the MTPConnect COVID-19 Impact Report, which revealed the COVID-19 health crisis had a significant negative impact across the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector, including startups, SMEs, large local and multinational companies, researchers, universities, service providers, industry organisations and investors.

30 September 2020

Why Australia is the Destination of Choice for International Medical Device Clinical Trials

With the 2020 Virtual Medtech Conference kicking off in Toronto next week, together with Austrade we are hosting a special webinar for US and Canadian medical device companies who may benefit from running clinical trials in Australia.

29 September 2020

21 Australian Medtech Companies on the World Stage

MTPConnect is pleased to announce the 21 Australian medtech companies joining the Australian Medtech Pavilion at the 2020 Virtual MedTech Conference in Toronto!

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.