MTPConnect is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to accelerate the rate of growth of the medical technologies, biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals sector to increase commercialisation, collaboration and establish Australia as an Asia-Pacific hub for MTP companies. Formed in December 2015 as part of the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative, MTPConnect is an independent and trusted voice, calling for change to support the sector.
MTPConnect raises awareness, fosters collaboration and competition, aggregates existing knowledge and shares it with the broader sector. It also jointly funds projects that address the Sector Growth Priorities and the constraints and gaps identified in the sector.
MTPConnect's mandate as an Industry Growth Centre is focused on four key areas:
- Increasing collaboration and commercialisation across the sector
- Improving management and workforce skills
- Improving access to global supply chains and international markets
- Optimising the regulatory environment
The MTPConnect Head Office is located at the New Horizons Building at Monash University, co-located with CSIRO and industry. MTPConnect has also established key hubs at the University of Sydney’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, the Medical Device Research Institute at Flinders University at Tonsley in Adelaide and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth.
The MTPConnect Board is led by Sue MacLeman and includes other respected industry leaders.