MedTech’s Got Talent launches national call for Australia’s pathbreaking healthcare innovators


  • 25 Jul 2017

STC Australia has announced the opening of applications for the 2017 National MedTech’s Got Talent Program, of which MTPConnect is a Foundation Partner. The program focuses on identifying and refining high-potential MedTech concepts from aspiring next generation early stage entrepreneurs and innovators associated with Australia’s world-class universities, hospitals and research institutes.

After three successful years in Victoria, the program has this year gone national and the competition is anticipated to be as fierce as ever.

Entrepreneurs will receive support to develop an investible startup pitch, developing a go-to-market strategy, and initiating commercial activities. Participants will vie for over $160,000 in cash prizes plus critical support, such as mentoring from Australia’s leading commercialisation and technology experts.

“We are incredibly excited to be taking MedTech’s Got Talent national this year. Our mission is to support our homegrown talent within their local innovation ecosystems, and with the incredible successes achieved by our alumni, we are eager to see the game-changing ideas sure to emerge this year”, said Dr. Buzz Palmer – CEO of STC Australia.

Laura Faulconer, COO of STC Australia, said “We believe that in MedTech’s Got Talent, we have built an excellent proving ground for emerging biomedical innovations. Victoria has proven to be fertile grounds for promising talent – I am confident that the national program will create an even stronger pipeline of successes.”

Applications for the 2017 National round are now open and will close on the 25 August.

For full program details, selection criteria, eligibility and to apply, visit www.medtechchallenge.com.