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16 December 2016

MTPConnect presents award to bright stars of medtech

MTPConnect was delighted to present Bellum with the MTPConnect Award at the annual Medtech’s Got Talent awards in Melbourne on Tuesday. Some of Australia’s brightest entrepreneurial minds gathered for the chance to win a $20,000 mentorship and a host of other prizes at the event.

16 December 2016

Former AusBiotech CEO appointed to Medicines Australia Board as Independent Director

Medicines Australia has appointed Dr Anna Lavelle as an independent Board member following a comprehensive recruitment process.

15 December 2016

Collaboration set to boost Australia’s respected advanced manufacturing and medtech ecosystem

MTPConnect and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in undertaking activities to accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector in Australia.

14 December 2016

Biomedical Translation Fund to invest $500 million in early stage innovations

MTPConnect welcomes the launch of the Australian Government’s $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) and announcement of three established and qualified venture capital fund managers set to roll out the investment.

05 December 2016

Regulation review set to benefit Australian MTP sector

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to amend the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, supporting the Expert Panel Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation (Sansom Review) to amend restrictive regulations.

22 November 2016

'Speed-dating' event to unite students and industry

More than 150 university students from across Victoria have signed up to ‘Medtech & Biotech Mingle Melbourne’, a free industry event to help employers tap into emerging talent.

17 November 2016

IMNIS wins national collaboration award

The IMNIS mentoring scheme – a recipient of the MTPConnect Project Fund Program – has won the 2016 Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration Award at the Business/Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT) national awards.

15 November 2016

​Applications open for Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program 2017

The Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP) brings together ten social entrepreneurs from South-East Asia and five from Australia to incubate new projects and meaningful professional connections.

15 November 2016

Roche launches imCORE, a global network of cancer immunotherapy centers of excellence

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today launched the global cancer immunotherapy Centers of Research Excellence (imCORE™) Network.

14 November 2016

RMIT wins Johnson & Johnson's World without Disease Quickfire Challenge

Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC and Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced multiple recipients of U.S. $500,000 grants and offers of residency at Johnson & Johnson Innovation | JLABS (JLABS) in the World Without Disease QuickFire Challenge.

09 November 2016

Federal Government launches Global Innovation Strategy to support growth

The Global Innovation Strategy, under the National Innovation and Science Agenda, has been launched by Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt.

26 October 2016

Leading MTP organisations sign MoU to benefit sector through collaboration

MTPConnect and AusBiotech have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in undertaking activities to accelerate the growth of the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector in Australia.

20 October 2016

MTPConnect announces $7.4m funding for 14 national MTP projects

MTPConnect today announced it will provide $7.4m funding for 14 national projects in the MTP sector, that could leverage as much as $32 million in industry partner funds.

19 October 2016

MTPConnect and BioMelbourne Network sign MoU

MTPConnect and BioMelbourne Network have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), further uniting the Australian MTP sector to boost its competitiveness, productivity and capacity in the global market.

03 October 2016

Australia's best emerging tech companies announced

Industry leading innovators in the sectors of energy, manufacturing, food & agritech, mining, medtech & pharma, and cyber security are represented in the Australian Technologies Competition Finalist shortlist.