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01 October 2018

MTP sector’s role in driving trade and investment: taking the message to Canberra

In August, MTPConnect CEO Dr Dan Grant gave evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s trade system and the digital economy conducted by the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth.

28 September 2018

Australia enhances relationship with influential US healthtech association

MTPConnect has expanded its alliance with the influential The Medical Alley Association of Minnesota to open-up linkages for Australian researchers and firms in the United States.

27 September 2018

Australian government growth centers invest in life sciences sector for future global growth

PERTH, Australia – The Australian government’s Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Center (MTPConnect) launched a new node in Western Australia.

26 September 2018

Opening international markets: MTPConnect Australian pavilion officially open at the 2018 MedTech Conference!

MTPConnect is leading a delegation of 19 Australian companies, which includes a range of research organisations, universities and industry bodies.

24 September 2018

MTPConnect opening opportunities in WA

Earlier this month, MTPConnect – in partnership with the Western Australian Government and the University of Western Australia (UWA) – officially opened the MTPConnect WA Hub in Perth.

19 September 2018

Accelerating Australia invited by Finnish government and SPARK Finland to join strategic planning workshop

Two Accelerating Australia executives were recently flown to Helsinki to join international MTP commercialisation experts in a 2-day strategic planning roundtable.

10 September 2018

Australian-first approach to cancer trials to improve patient care

An Australian-first approach to cancer clinical trials – called registry-based randomised controlled trials or registry trials – will enhance the ability of clinicians to select the right treatments for patients.

30 August 2018

Strategy and the Digital Health Space – BridgeTech Participants Hear from Australian Industry Leaders

The BridgeTech Program was run and administered by QUT, is holding the second seminar for the year in Melbourne at the Bio21 Institute.

24 August 2018

MTPConnect Is Hosting A CRC-P Information Session

MTPConnect in collaboration with AusIndustry’s Accelerating Commercialisation/Entreprenuer's Programme is hosting an information session to learn about entering Round 6 CRC-P applications (due September 13).

22 August 2018

Bridge Program Success Stories: Australian Researchers & Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark

The Bridge Program 2017 alumni is demonstrating their pharmaceutical commercialisation success just six months after completing the inaugural offering of this effective program.

31 July 2018

Investigator-initiated trials broaden opportunities and benefits to patients

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s first Investigator-Initiated Trial Capacity Building support package has been awarded to Professor Geoff Lindeman, clinician scientist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The University of Melbourne.

20 July 2018

Australian Biomedical Innovation Celebrated Globally as an Example of Collaboration

Australian biomedical innovation training programs have been recognised on a global stage, with Team Australia invited by the founders of the Stanford SPARK program to present at the SPARK Global meeting in Berlin, Germany.

17 July 2018

Digital health companies announced for industry-led accelerator

Five digital health companies have been announced as the successful applicants for ANDHealth+ 2018, Australia’s only mid-stage digital health, market and investment readiness program.

11 July 2018

The BridgeTech Program Announce Partners and 2018 Cohort

Following the launch earlier this year of a new professional development program for commercialising medical devices, the BridgeTech Program is now announcing the official consortium of partners and the selection of its first cohort.