News Directory

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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.

14 June 2023

REDI Supports New Bridge and BridgeTech Industry Fellowships

Twenty leading pharmaceutical and medtech researchers from around Australia have been awarded short-term industry placements to further their commercialisation skills via the fourth round of the Bridge and BridgeTech Industry Fellowships Program, supported by MTPConnect's REDI initiative.

05 June 2023

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

Check out what MTPConnect got up to in May!

01 June 2023

CTCM Program Team Update

We are pleased to announce that Dr Andionne (Didi) Parlade has been appointed Project Manager with our Clinical Translation and Commercialisation Medtech (CTCM) program to support post-award activities.

30 May 2023

New Paper Promotes First Nations Science and Health Research Impact

MTPConnect and the Lowitja Institute have today released a discussion paper to help guide design of research funding programs that will benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.