News Directory

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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.

26 May 2023

MTPConnect Joins Team Australia at BIO in Boston

MTPConnect's Chair Hon Jaala Pulford will be joining CEO Stuart Dignam and team members at BIO International Convention in Boston US, (5-8 June 2023) to promote Australian medical innovations and capabilities to the world.

25 May 2023

CTCM Program Gathers Network for Value-Add Events in Melbourne

MTPConnect’s Clinical Translation and Commercialisation MedTech program brought leading medtech industry experts and innovation entrepreneurs – from NSW, WA, Queensland, SA and the US – together for a special range of events and activities over two days in Melbourne.

23 May 2023

Take The STEM Careers Pathway Survey

Science & Technology Australia has launched a major new survey on STEM Career Pathways to gather robust new evidence on STEM career patterns, talent retention, and mobility across the STEM sector. Share your experiences in just 10 minutes!

23 May 2023

Shape the Future of Healthcare through BBFH Challenge

IDE Group unveils the Building Better Futures for Health (BBFH) Challenge 2023. Win up to $40,000 in IDE Group services to turn your visionary idea into a reality.

15 May 2023

CSIRO opens Innovate to Grow program for SMEs in health and medtech sector

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has launched a free program to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the growing health and medical technologies sector to develop new products and services.

12 May 2023

If it isn’t measured… Take the Survey on Australian research assessment practices

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia are seeking the views of researchers in Australia on how assessment practices in universities, governments and the private sector shape research careers and how they influence researchers’ choices and priorities.

11 May 2023

Making US Connections for Australian Medtech Companies – Frank Jaskulke Visit

Next week we are welcoming back Medical Alley Association's Frank Jaskulke to Australia, to take part in a number of events in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Frank will be sharing his expertise with the sector on cracking the US medtech market.