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MTPConnect — the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre today announced a $100,000 of matched funding to develop a National MedTech, Pharmaceutical and Digital Health Showcase.

The project will catalogue and track the progress of health innovations under development in Australia and make the information accessible to all on a public online platform.

Open to investors, health practitioners and the public, it will be a place for anyone to make sense of, and support, the diverse and rapidly evolving health innovation ecosystem. This showcase is designed to open up new avenues for private and public stakeholders to connect with and support innovations nation-wide, while improving the coordination, collaboration and transparency of the entire sector. Those interested in the project are encouraged to register their interest at thehealthhorizon.com/ausshowcase

The project is led by Canberra-based start-up Health Horizon, and includes a consortium of national organisation and industry and academic innovation leaders:

“We often get glimpses about incredible advances in health on the news, but too often never hear about them again.” said Marcus Dawe, CEO of Health Horizon. “This project will make the progress of health innovations under development in Australia easily searchable and trackable, changing how Australians interact with what’s coming in health.”

MTPConnect’s Project Fund Program is a competitive, dollar-for-dollar matched funding program investing in big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. MTPConnect is supported by the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative.

This year, MTPConnect has selected 20 national MTP projects to receive $7.385 million in funding over two years with proposed matched funding of $15.2 million coming from the sector. Last year, the launch of the program saw 14 projects receive $7.4 million in funding over two years, with matched funding of c.$15.6 million. Following the success of these projects, this year’s program received significant interest from the sector, with 33 applications from industry, research organisations and universities to share in the funding available, with a proposed $25.8 million of matched funding coming from the sector.

Sue MacLeman, CEO of MTPConnect, said, “MTPConnect is focused on harnessing Australia’s world-class research to seize more commercialisation opportunities and accelerate growth. As part of our mission, we are funding big, bold ideas that will deliver results on a national scale, have sector-wide impact, and are aligned with the Sector Growth Priorities we have identified in our 10-year Sector Competitiveness Plan. By supporting project such as a National MTPD Showcase, we believe we can develop a more vibrant MTP sector ecosystem with more successful companies, and ultimately improve the health and well being of Australia and the world.”

About Health Horizon

Founded by Marcus Dawe and Mathew McGann in 2013 Health Horizon is an online platform for everyone to find, follow, collect and share the world’s health innovations. The Health Horizon mission is to achieve a perfectly health future by improving commercialization journey for health innovators and consumers worldwide. We believe the best way to do this is to improve the transparency of the entire health innovation ecosystem.

Health Horizon is based in Canberra located within the E29 co-working space and is seed-funded by the Australian non-profit health commercialisation organisation Hospital IP Ltd.

About MTPConnect

MTPConnect was formed as an industry-led independent not-for-profit organisation in November 2015 as part of the federal government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative to accelerate the rate of growth of the MTP sector to achieve greater commercialisation and establish Australia as an Asia-Pacific hub for MTP companies.

The MTPConnect Head Office is located at the New Horizons Building at Monash University, co-located with CSIRO and industry. There are also key hubs at the University of Sydney’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology and the Medical Device Research Institute at Flinders University at Tonsley in Adelaide.

Media inquiries:

National MTPD Showcase
Mathew McGann
Project lead, Health Horizon
+61425255991
mathew@thehealthhorizon.com

MTPConnect
Zoe Stephenson
Corporate Communications Manager, MTPConnect
+61 417 267 739
zoe.stephenson@mtpconnect.org.au

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MTPConnect — the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre today announced a $100,000 of matched funding to develop a National MedTech, Pharmaceutical and Digital Health Showcase.

The project will catalogue and track the progress of health innovations under development in Australia and make the information accessible to all on a public online platform.

Open to investors, health practitioners and the public, it will be a place for anyone to make sense of, and support, the diverse and rapidly evolving health innovation ecosystem. This showcase is designed to open up new avenues for private and public stakeholders to connect with and support innovations nation-wide, while improving the coordination, collaboration and transparency of the entire sector. Those interested in the project are encouraged to register their interest at thehealthhorizon.com/ausshowcase

The project is led by Canberra-based start-up Health Horizon, and includes a consortium of national organisation and industry and academic innovation leaders:

“We often get glimpses about incredible advances in health on the news, but too often never hear about them again.” said Marcus Dawe, CEO of Health Horizon. “This project will make the progress of health innovations under development in Australia easily searchable and trackable, changing how Australians interact with what’s coming in health.”

MTPConnect’s Project Fund Program is a competitive, dollar-for-dollar matched funding program investing in big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. MTPConnect is supported by the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative.

This year, MTPConnect has selected 20 national MTP projects to receive $7.385 million in funding over two years with proposed matched funding of $15.2 million coming from the sector. Last year, the launch of the program saw 14 projects receive $7.4 million in funding over two years, with matched funding of c.$15.6 million. Following the success of these projects, this year’s program received significant interest from the sector, with 33 applications from industry, research organisations and universities to share in the funding available, with a proposed $25.8 million of matched funding coming from the sector.

Sue MacLeman, CEO of MTPConnect, said, “MTPConnect is focused on harnessing Australia’s world-class research to seize more commercialisation opportunities and accelerate growth. As part of our mission, we are funding big, bold ideas that will deliver results on a national scale, have sector-wide impact, and are aligned with the Sector Growth Priorities we have identified in our 10-year Sector Competitiveness Plan. By supporting project such as a National MTPD Showcase, we believe we can develop a more vibrant MTP sector ecosystem with more successful companies, and ultimately improve the health and well being of Australia and the world.”

 

About Health Horizon

Founded by Marcus Dawe and Mathew McGann in 2013 Health Horizon is an online platform for everyone to find, follow, collect and share the world’s health innovations. The Health Horizon mission is to achieve a perfectly health future by improving commercialization journey for health innovators and consumers worldwide. We believe the best way to do this is to improve the transparency of the entire health innovation ecosystem.

Health Horizon is based in Canberra located within the E29 co-working space and is seed-funded by the Australian non-profit health commercialisation organisation Hospital IP Ltd.

About MTPConnect

MTPConnect was formed as an industry-led independent not-for-profit organisation in November 2015 as part of the federal government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative to accelerate the rate of growth of the MTP sector to achieve greater commercialisation and establish Australia as an Asia-Pacific hub for MTP companies.

The MTPConnect Head Office is located at the New Horizons Building at Monash University, co-located with CSIRO and industry. There are also key hubs at the University of Sydney’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology and the Medical Device Research Institute at Flinders University at Tonsley in Adelaide.

Media inquiries:

National MTPD Showcase
Mathew McGann
Project lead, Health Horizon
+61425255991
mathew@thehealthhorizon.com

MTPConnect
Zoe Stephenson
Corporate Communications Manager, MTPConnect
+61 417 267 739
zoe.stephenson@mtpconnect.org.au

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