17 November 2023
In the latest episode of the Bionics Institute's 'Med Tech Talks' podcast, Bionics Institute CEO Robert Klupacs is joined by the Honourable Jaala Pulford, Chair of MTPConnect, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and former Minister of the Parliament of Victoria.
Jaala is well known for her career in public service where she has held several significant portfolios, including Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy.
In her role as Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, Jaala was at the forefront of agendas to boost Victoria’s innovation ecosystem including: the $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund and the securing of both Moderna and BioNTech vaccines for Melbourne.
In this Med Tech Talks podcast episode you will hear about:
- Jaala’s career as a politician and her journey from Castlemaine, Victoria to the being a Minister in the Victorian Parliament.
- Insights into her time as Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy which coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Her mission as Chair of MTPConnect and her thoughts on how Australia can improve its innovation ecosystem.