Deliver the REDI Clinical Entrepreneur Program - Call for Proposals Now Open
This opportunity is made possible under the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative supported by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
In delivering the REDI initiative, MTPConnect is partnering with research, training and industry organisations to deploy an integrated three-pillar plan driving skills and workforce development for the MTP sector nationally.
The Clinical Entrepreneur Program (CEP) is based on the highly successful United Kingdom NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Program. It is an entrepreneurial workforce development program that is aiming to develop the innovation and commercialisation skills of Australia’s clinicians and healthcare professionals.
Through a competitive process, we are calling for proposals from suitably qualified organisations to submit programs to deliver a pilot Clinical Entrepreneur Program in Australia that will provide bespoke training to clinicians to develop their innovative ideas into products and enterprises/businesses that benefit patients.
The skills underpinning clinician-led entrepreneurism are detailed in the Driving skills development and workforce training for the future MTP workforce, the second skills gap report published by MTPConnect in early 2021 (skills gaps #15, #16, #17 and #18). The report found that successfully harnessing the potential of clinician entrepreneurs is pivotal to enabling the medical technology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector’s growth vision to be realised.
To find out more about the CEP and preparing an application, please see the REDIC–CEP guidelines below.
Submit your application using the online portal. The portal allows you to apply and download the latest copy of the application form.
Before you apply, please make sure you have read these resources linked below. Applications close on 31 January 2022 at 3:00pm AEDT.
Please send any questions via email to REDIC.firstname.lastname@example.org.