13 November 2020
MTPConnect’s REDI program is a four-year, $32 million initiative funded by the MRFF. It is an integrated, three-pillar plan that involves working with partners from research, training and industry to influence skills development, workforce training and integration between research, industry and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
MTPConnect recently released the REDI Skills Gaps Analysis Interim Report – the first of three reports as part of a ‘root and branch’ analysis of skills gaps in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector workforce. This, and the subsequent two reports to be released next year, form the foundation for the REDI contestable program of new initiatives to fill emerging skills gaps not currently addressed in the sector. This focus is expected to unlock significant value for the MTP sector within the next 12–18 months.
Round One of the REDI Contestable program is now open and calling for suitably qualified organisations to submit proposals for new training courses/programs to address two specific priority skills gaps identified in the REDI Skills Gaps Analysis Interim Report.
- Understanding of quality management systems and protocols (linked to advanced manufacturing); and
- Strategic clinical trial design to meet regulatory requirements and payer needs (linked to commercialisation).
Proposals need to be submitted by 17.00hrs (AEDT) on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.
An information session via webinar will be held on Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 2pm- 3:30pm AEDT and registrations are open now to book your place. If you plan to attend the webinar, please read the relevant documents prior, which can be found by visiting the ‘Current Opportunities’ page. If you are unable to attend the webinar, it will be available as a video on-demand after 19 November.