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TTRA Research Centres Information Session
The Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) initiative, a Medical Research Future Fund initiative delivered by MTPConnect, is rolling out a $38 million funding opportunity to improve the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and their related complications in Australia. To stimulate collaboration across industry, research and clinical organisations, we’re allocating $20 million to support the establishment of two new Research Centres; one focused on diabetes-associated complications and the other on cardiovascular disease-associated complications and each funded for up to $10 million over four years. Applications are now open for Expressions of Interest for these two new Research Centres, and close at 16:00 AEDT on 15 March 2021.
TTRA Research Projects Information Session
The Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) initiative for diabetes and cardiovascular disease is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the first round of Research Projects funding. We’re making available $18 million to support translational Research Projects that have the potential to transform diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes and reduce the burden of disease on patients, families and the community – with up to $6 million available in this first round.
Applications close at 16:00 AEDT on 22 February 2021.
REDI Information Session - Call for Fellowships Applications from Industry Sponsors
MTPConnect operates the $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) program supported by the MRFF. The four-year initiative is delivering system-wide improvements to skills development and training programs for the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector workforce.
The REDI Fellowship Program can provide up to $250,000 per Fellow, per annum, for up to 40 industry Fellowships giving Australian MTP companies the financial support to bring academics and clinicians in-house for up to twelve months to work on priority medical research projects. The program is an open call.
Show Me The Money: Preparing Successful Commercialisation Funding Applications. Listen to Our Webinar!
We’re patching you into our November 2020 Seminar Series webinar about how to craft a successful commercialisation funding application. Hear valuable tips from communications specialist and grant writer Rebecca Colless from gemaker, experienced grant assessor Dr Andy Gearing from BioComm Squared and Professor Kevin Pfleger from UWA who shares his academic and commercial experience, highlighting key differences between research and commercialisation applications. MTPConnect’s Dr Dan Grant brings insights from his own research career and administering MTPConnect’s multiple translation funding programs. They explore the steps to developing a well-executed application, share their experiences and reveal why it is so important to get the story right. The session was led by MTPConnect’s Director of Stakeholder Engagement for WA Dr Tracey Wilkinson. This episode will be of interest to researchers, research offices, start-ups & SMEs.
REDI Information Session: Call for Proposals for Skills Gap Training Programs
In delivering the REDI program, 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.
Our REDI initiative has undertaken a medtech & pharma Industry skills gap analysis and identified several critical skills gaps that inhibit the industry maximising the impact on healthcare in Australia. The call for proposals for REDI Pillar 2 Round One for ‘urgent skills gap training courses/programs’ close at 17.00hrs (AEDT) on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.
Why Australia is the Destination of Choice for International Medical Device Clinical Trials
To mark our involvement in the Virtual MedTech Conference 2020 in Toronto, we hosted a special webinar with Austrade, for US and Canadian medical device companies who may benefit from running clinical trials in Australia. The session explored ‘Australia as a medical device trial destination: Maintain momentum in your clinical development program’, and focused on first-in-human / early phase cardiovascular medical device trials. Discussions cover the clinical trials landscape in Australia and the impact of COVID-19 on maintaining research momentum, the opportunities for international collaboration and a German company’s firsthand experience as a multinational medical device company running clinical trial programs in Australia.
A special thanks to our stellar panel:
- Hon. Peter McGauran – Australia’s Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Austrade Houston
- Dr Dan Grant – Managing Director & CEO, MTPConnect
- Prof John Kovacic – Executive Director, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
- Prof Gemma Figtree – President, Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
- Mr Falko Thiele – Director Clinical & Regulatory Affairs, BIOTRONIK Australia (HQ Germany)
How is MedTech Innovation Pushing the Frontiers of Human Movement? Listen to our Webinar!
We’re patching you in to our July webinar in the 2020 Seminar Series. Hear from A/Prof Jacqueline Alderson from UWA in Perth, Rick Wingfield from Catapult Sports in Melbourne, Dr Lee Walsh from Platypus Technical in Canberra and Dr Dan Grant from MTPConnect in Melbourne, as they discuss this emerging Knowledge Priority - biomechanics & human movement - and the growth of digital technologies creating a revolution in the field of sports science and biomechanics that could impact wellbeing, physical performance and healthy ageing. The panel discuss the latest developments in wearable sensors, data analytics and the ‘cool tech’ that is being trialled and tested in Australia in high performance sporting codes like motorsport, soccer, football and rugby. The challenges of validation and regulatory approvals were covered. There are also some interesting career opportunities opening up in sports science for engineers, data and computer scientists.
Are You Exploring Pathways To Commercialise a Health Innovation Webinar
Hear from Boston-based CIMIT Chief Operating Officer Dr John Collins, Health Horizon Co-Founder & CEO Marcus Dawe and OncoRes Medical MD & CEO Dr Kath Giles to discuss how to best to navigate the pathways to commercialising health innovations. The team guided by our Senior Director Stakeholder Engagement Dr Rebecca Tunstall as MC, along with MTPConnect’s MD & CEO Dr Dan Grant, heard about the journey of OncoRes Medical developing introperative imaging technology to improve accuracy of breast cancer surgery. CIMIT’s GAITS model was showcased as a tool to help innovators map their commercialisation process to get their solutions to patients faster. And one of Australia’s latest health innovations, the Health Horizon platform, revealed how it keeps track of health innovations around the world for innovators, funders and the public so everyone can follow the progress of medical breakthroughs.