30 April - 01 May, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Dr Alfredo Martinez-Coll

General Manager of Stakeholder Engagement
MTP Connect


2:30 PM JOINT PRESENTATION: MTPConnect - A Novel Model For Translation of Medtech & Pharmaceutical Technologies

MTPConnect was established in November 2015 as part of the Australian Federal Government’s $250 million Industry Growth Centres Initiative – an industry-led approach driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness by focusing on six areas of competitive strength and strategic priority, including MTP. The Initiative provides the framework to enable national action on key issues such as collaboration, commercialisation, international engagement, skills and regulation reform to drive excellence, and to create an economy that ensures Australia’s ongoing prosperity.

Each Growth Centre sets a long-term strategy to drive productivity and competitiveness for its sector outlined in its Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), which describes how to lift the capabilities of the sector, boost productivity and skills, create jobs, reduce regulation and engage with international opportunities. After broad sector consultation and review, MTPConnect published its initial SCP in December 2016 (HYPERLINK “http://www.mtpconnect.org.au/SCP” www.mtpconnect.org.au/SCP) and is already having an impact in the sector, such as through the Project Fund Program – a $15.6 million grant program funding collaborative, industry-led projects to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of the MTP sector. Alfredo will discuss:
  • Snapshot of the medtech/pharmaceutical sector in Australia
  • Constraints and barriers for growth
  • Sector megatrends
  • Sector growth priorities
  • Clinical trials
  • Case studies


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Alfredo.

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