The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program

The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (CEP) pilot is based on the highly successful UK NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Program.  It is an entrepreneurial workforce development program that is aiming to develop the innovation and entrepreneurial mindset of Australia’s clinicians and healthcare professionals.

The CEP is delivered by the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia partnership and harnesses more than 20 associates, including  major hospitals and a broad selection of industry. Read more.

The program will help equip healthcare professionals with the skills to translate and commercialise their ideas and innovation into impactful solutions; drive the development of solutions that will be used by patients and healthcare providers both in Australia and around the world to address key challenges; effect cultural change within the healthcare system by encouraging entrepreneurialism; and retain talented clinical staff who might otherwise leave to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions.

The CEP will deliver workshops and networking opportunities to healthcare professionals to develop their innovative ideas into products and enterprises/businesses that benefit clinical care of patients.

Recruitment for the program begins in Q3 2022 and the CEP program commences in September and will be offered in three States – Victoria, NSW and WA.

For further information:

Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program or email:

This program 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.