We understand that it can be difficult to navigate the resources available to you as a business or entity operating in the medtech space. That's why we have pulled together a network directory to help you get started.




FB Rice

FB Rice is Australia's leading privately owned, independent intellectual property firm. Intellectual property is our sole focus, which ensures the best possible development and protection for our clients' intellectual property. The firm's advice encompasses legal, technical and strategic aspects and covers medical technology, chemistry, biotechnology, engineering, pharmaceuticals, IT and trade marks.


Flinders University

Flinders University is committed to making a difference, aligning research in areas of priority to help people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our mission is “Changing lives and changing the world” and we are dedicated to realising impact from our research and education endeavours. Our multidisciplinary and collaborative approach between engineering, health sciences, nursing, social sciences and digital health, ensures Flinders has the expertise and capabilities to deliver innovative solutions for the medical and allied health...

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

As a specialist intellectual property firm, we provide tailored end-to-end IP services within the medical devices space.
Our multi-disciplinary approach to your innovation, coupled with our expertise across a spectrum of diagnostic, therapeutic and prosthetic medical technologies, allows us to ensure your most valuable business assets are protected.


Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally recognised research-intensive university with a growing reputation. From bio-tech and software development to advanced engineering, science, social science and environmental research, Swinburne is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to research, innovation and product development. By encouraging cross-faculty and research centre collaborations as well as partnerships with industry and other organisations, Swinburne delivers innovative, commercially viable solutions to real world problems.


Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Madderns is a leading independently owned firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys that help Australian businesses take their great ideas to the world. The Madderns team, many with PhDs and industry experience, can provide the specialist IP services and advice needed to protect the technology underpinning the success of your business.




The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Its innovations contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year. As the largest patent holder in the nation, CSIRO’s wealth of intellectual property has led to more than 150 spin-off companies.



QUT is well known as a university for the real world because of our close links with industry and our relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to our course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education. Our academic staff consult in industry and work on industry projects which often involve students. Staff and students have access to the latest technology. 


The University of Newcastle

At the University of Newcastle, we’re dedicated to outstanding education and research. Currently ranked 207th in the world by QS World University Rankings, we are consistently ranked within Australia’s top 10 universities. Our degrees are shaped around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial opportunities. Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols more than 37,000 students from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on equity and developing...

Monash University

Monash University is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. In 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age. With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia, and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  



RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.


Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) - SA

ANFF-SA are world-class design and engineering specialists fabricating novel miniaturised technology solutions. ANFF-SA’s state-of-the-art facilities house more than $15 million of cutting-edge equipment, including high-quality clean room laboratories and the latest in virtual design and simulation software. Providing open access to researchers, academics and industry, ANFF-SA offers professional training and collaboration with specialist technicians in the fields of: advanced sensing, point-of-care, smart interfaces, lab-on-a-chip, biofabrication, screening platforms, mineral processing and more.



ANFF-VIC is one of eight Nodes of ANFF, a national network of open-access micro- and nano-fabrication capabilities. ANFF-VIC enables research by providing open-access to specialist equipment through either process training, direct access, or fee-for-service production. The VIC Node offers capabilities at six Victorian universities and the ISO 9001-certified Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN). The MCN alone houses more than 100 cutting-edge capabilities, 20 dedicated process engineers and both Class 100 and Class 10,000 cleanrooms.



The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 92 years. The Institute's work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and associated metabolic diseases.



Note: the above list is provided in good faith. However, the MDPP does not endorse the services of these providers or accept liability for any third party's use or reliance on these service providers.