In Case You Missed It: Here's what the MTPConnect team has been up to this week

17 May 2019

Dr Dan Grant CEO

Biomedical Translation Bridge Program Information Sessions

MTPConnect and our partners – BioCurate, UniQuest, the Medical Device Partneing Program and the Bridge and BridgeTech programs – hosted Information Sessions in Melbourne at the VCCC, in Canberra at the Australian National University (ANU) and in Hobart at the University of Tasmania. The sessions were very well attended with great engagement from the attendees and lots of questions for MTPConnect and our partners about how to access funding under the BTB program.

Next week were off to Geelong, the Gold Coast and Brisbane for more events as part of our national roadshow, with further sessions planned for June. Visit the Biomedical Translation Bridge program page for more information and to register for the events.

State and International Engagement

Dan met with representatives from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park with Austrade and the Victorian Government to promote the value of conducting clinical trials in Australia. It is exciting that Asia continues to show growing interest in leveraging our sophisticated medical research environment, approvals process and highly regarded regulatory framework.

Dr Alfredo Martinez-Coll – GM Stakeholder Engagement


Alfredo represented MTPConnect at AusBiotech’s Ausmedtech 2019 Conference in Melbourne. AusBiotech CEO Lorraine Chiroiu and Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation, Trade and Tourism Hon. Martin Pakula MP opened proceedings which had a focus on ‘Bionics and beyond’. Alfredo led our engagement with sector stakeholders, encouraging all attendees to partner and take advantage of what Australian medical technology can offer.


Don’t forget to check out this week’s MTPConnect podcast, with AusBiotech CEO Lorraine Chiroiu and Dan discussing the upcoming mission to BIO2019 in Philadelphia, including tips and tricks for making the most of the opportunities offered by the convention.