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08 December 2022

CTCM News: QUT training program receives funding to accelerate Australian medical device innovations

The BridgeTech Program, a successful medtech commercialisation training program delivered by QUT, will continue for the next two years thanks to a government funding initiative that supports high-quality Australian medical device projects with strong commercial potential. Along with four preeminent industry partners, the program was selected as the educational partner for MTPConnect’s Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech Program.

06 December 2022

Have Your Say: $15B National Reconstruction Fund Consultation Opens

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to Parliament to establish the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund (NRF), identifying $1.5 billion for medical manufacturing.

02 December 2022

TTRA Webinars Highlight Key Elements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

MTPConnect’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program will open Round 3 of its Research Projects funding opportunity in early 2023 to support diabetes and cardiovascular disease projects that address the unmet health and medical needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in rural, remote, regional, and urban centres. In anticipation of the round, MTPConnect is hosting a series of webinars to highlight key elements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research that potential applicants should consider when building their projects and teams.

30 November 2022

CTCM Team Meets With Round One Projects!

MTPConnect’s Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech program team recently met with Round One awardees for kick-off project meetings on-site at Navi Medical Technologies, Eudaemon Technologies, ARIA and LBT Innovations, and virtually with OncoRes Medical.

30 November 2022

BMTH Team Visit Projects in Queensland and New South Wales

Recently, MTPConnect’s BioMedTech Horizons team visited Queensland and New South Wales to catch-up with five BMTH awardees for on-site visits and project progress updates. The BMTH team visited IntelliDesign and WearOptimo in Queensland, and Merunova Pty Ltd, Kunovus Technologies Pty Ltd and VenstraMedical Pty Ltd in New South Wales.

25 November 2022

MTPConnect Podcast: How Bugworks is Tackling the Superbug Challenge for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

MTPConnect and AAMRNet are marking World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 with a special podcast episode featuring a company at the forefront of antibiotic research - Bugworks!

22 November 2022

2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science Announced

The 2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were announced at Parliament House on 21 November 2022 with guests from across the Australian science, research and technology community. Three scientists who founded two innovative Australian companies were celebrated in the group of 12 of the country's leading scientists.

16 November 2022

New Report from CSIRO & MTPConnect’s AAMRNet Reveals Deaths by Drug-Resistant Infections Higher than Previous Estimates

We are kicking off World Antimicrobial Awareness Week with the release of a new report ‘Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Impact Report: How big is Australia’s AMR threat?’ Not surprisingly, it’s much higher than what was previously thought: in the thousands rather than hundreds.

15 November 2022

MTPConnect Announces 16 REDI Fellowships in Sought After Industry Roles

MTPConnect is pleased to announce that 16 highly skilled Australian researchers, clinicians and professionals from the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector have secured sought-after industry placements under the REDI (Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry) Fellowship program.

10 November 2022

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in October!

07 November 2022

ANDHealth launches WA Connected Health Commercialisation Initiative with our WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub

ANDHealth, Australia’s leading digital health commercialisation organisation, has launched the WA Connected Health Commercialisation Initiative, in collaboration with our WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub, a partnership with MTPConnect, the WA Government Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Industry, and the University of Western Australia.

03 November 2022

Board Renewal at MTPConnect – Search for New Chair to Build Next Growth Phase

As part of its commitment to good corporate governance, MTPConnect has commenced a Board renewal process to recruit a new chair.

03 November 2022

National Diagnostic Action Plan Preliminary Findings Published

MTPConnect has been engaged by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) to develop a National Action Plan for establishing end-to-end sovereign manufacturing capability for diagnostic products in Australia. The project is mid-way to be being delivered in partnership with Pathology Technology Australia (PTA) and supported by HTANALYSTS.

02 November 2022

MTPConnect podcast: CSIRO Kick-Starts R&D for Start-ups like Singular Health to Commercialise Innovations

Five years on, CSIRO’s Kick-Start program continues to support early-stage start-ups and small businesses facing barriers through R&D support. Over 200 companies have benefited from Kick-Start support by having access to CSIRO’s research and capability through an innovative voucher scheme.