Adelaide Intermediary Program

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Adelaide Intermediary Program

As part of its EXCITE Strategy, the Government of South Australia has invested resources on intermediary functions that drive collaboration and knowledge transfer between researchers and industry in Innovation Districts.

MTPConnect has been appointed by the Government as the External Innovation and Translation Intermediary for Adelaide BioMed City (ABMC). Through targeted activities and services, MTPConnect's Adelaide Intermediary Program is focused on growing South Australia's health and medical industry sector by fostering collaboration, strategically building capacity and attracting new talent and opportunity  across the research, innovation and translation value chain.

Our Role in South Australia

Working closely with ABMC partners and the broad range of stakeholders across South Australia’s MTP sector including companies, universities, medical research institutes, health professionals and funders, our role is to strategically build capacity, connection and opportunity.

We do this by providing a range of activities and services, including:

  • Providing expert advice and mentoring through one-on-one consultations and briefings
  • Facilitating local and global connection through strategic introductions, coordination of delegations, facilitating collaboration amongst partners, networking activities and bespoke roundtables and expert panels
  • Capacity building through local and national programs and events, facilitating access to infrastructure, engaging in talent attraction and being a trusted voice for government
  • Providing support for strategic projects as part of our portfolio of national funding programs and through participation in major initiatives
  • Sharing our extensive knowledge base, which includes sector reports, case studies, podcasts and news

Reach out to your Adelaide Intermediary Program team to access any of these services.



Case Studies


SA Insights Series is Adelaide's premium networking event for the health tech sector. Join the SA stakeholder engagement team for a hosted fire-side chat with industry leaders, innovators, research pioneers, and commercialisation professionals from South Australia sharing their experiences and insights. 

SA Insights Collection of dates and details.

Make sure you register on MTPConnect’s channels to be keep up-to-date with our latest events.


More than 300 innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, researchers, and changemakers gathered for the ecosystem celebration, APPLAUSE23. Hosted by MTPConnect’s Adelaide Intermediary Program team the event was sponsored by AusHealth and FB Rice with the support of ecosystem partners Medical Device Partnering Program, and Health Translation SA.

    Connect with the SA Team

    Jo Close
    Director, Adelaide Intermediary Program

    M:  0409 280 832
    Twitter:  @jo_close_
    LinkedIn:  Jo Close

    Dr Natalie Rickers

    Commercialisation Director South Australia

    LinkedIn: Dr Natalie Rickers 

    Dana Bell
    Partnerships Director South Australia

    M:  0401 146 768
    LinkedIn: Dana Bell

    Pia Vogrin
    Engagement and Communications Manager, Adelaide Intermediary Program

    M:  0419 853 614
    LinkedIn:  Pia Vogrin

    Jessica Maxwell
    Administration & Events Officer, Adelaide Intermediary Program

    M: 0432 225 184
    LinkedIn: Jessica Maxwell