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Calling all Victorian-based stakeholders!  

Keep an eye out as the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) will be in your neighbourhood! Drop-In sessions will run for the next few weeks as part of our ongoing strategy to engage with you on your ideas. The first locations are:  


  • Each Tuesday
  • 10am-2pm


  • Each Wednesday
  • 12-4pm
  • BioFab3D at ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, 1stFloor, Clinical Sciences Building, 29 Regent Street
  • Dial (03) 9214 3391 for access to lab


  • Thursdays November 21, and December 19
  • 10am-2pm
  • BAKER INSTITUTE, 7th-floor Tea Room, 75 Commercial Road

East Melbourne

  • Fridays October 25, November 8, and November 22
  • 1-4pm
  • BIONICS INSTITUTE, 384-388 Albert Street


  • Fridays November 1, 15, 29, and December 13
  • 11am-3pm
  • SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY, ground floor Innovation Precinct, 68 William Street

More locations will be added. Keep a look out on this page or via Twitter @mdpprogram and LinkedIn.

If you are in the neighbourhood be sure to connect with Oded VanHam, MDPP's Operations Manager Victoria. It is the perfect opportunity to have a conversation about the potential of your idea or opportunity to translate your research. Ask how MDPP can provide the additional support you may need to connect with clinicians, engineers, designers and industry. Even if it’s a quick chat, do drop in!

MDPP Idea to Prototype

The Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference (ABEC) 2019 will be held from Sunday 17 to Wednesday 20 November 2019 at the University of Melbourne, Parkville campus, Melbourne, Australia.

ABEC is the major conference for the College of Biomedical Engineers within Engineers Australia (EA) and the Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (SMBE). EA is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With more than 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, EA is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia.

The Regional Director of MDPP in Victoria, Prof Sally McArthur, will be a speaker at the event.  Sally will be discussing: Medical Device Partnering Program and resources to support companies in the development of new medical devices.

When:   17th - 20th November 2019
Where:  University of Melbourne

Click here for registration and full details.



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The Biomedical Translation Bridge program is an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund, providing up to $1 million in matching funding to nurture the translation of new therapies, technologies and medical devices through to the proof of concept stage.

The BTB program is operated by MTPConnect, in partnership with BioCurate (University of Melbourne and Monash University), UniQuest (University of Queensland through its drug discovery initiative QEDDI), the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP, led by Flinders University), and the Bridge and BridgeTech programs (Queensland University of Technology); all pre-eminent organisations engaged in the translation and commercialisation of health and medical research.

The MDPP's role is to assess and support eligible medical technology applications for funding, whilst BioCurate and UniQuest will together do the same for therapeutics. 

For more information, contact MedTech Ventures Case Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the BTB website where you can view the BTB guidelines.