Aisha joined the MDPP as the Innovations Manager in 2013. She is the key intermediary between applicants, industry, researchers, end-users and government for the project proposals submitted to the Program.
Her role involves:
- Assessing medical and assistive health technology proposals for development support based on the fund’s strategic aims;
- Facilitating partnerships between applicants and local manufacturers, distributors, influential end-users, service providers and entrepreneurial support programs for the next stages of commercialisation; and
- Providing applicants with market intelligence to assist with the development of their value proposition and commercialisation vision for their innovative health technologies.
Previously the Commercial Development Director at Flinders Partners, the commercialisation arm of Flinders University, Aisha has over 10 years of experience working in environmental auditing & consultancy, contract management, technology transfer and commercialisation. In her previous role, Aisha focused on finding a path to market for Flinders technologies in the space of environmental biotechnology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, medical devices, ICT and clean technologies. Aisha was also involved in the management and delivery of state government funded programs which involved the development of grant applications and commercial assessments of medical devices and clean technologies developed by SMEs in South Australia.