Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program celebrated a decade of high-tech collaborative invention at its 10th birthday event at Tonsley last week, 30 April 2018.
The MedTech Entrepreneurship event also included the launch of the inaugural 2018 QUT BridgeTech Program, a professional development program focused on the commercialisation of medical technology which includes Flinders as a consortium partner.
Since humble beginnings in 2008, the MDPP has challenged the traditional paradigms of invention and IP creation to develop a model that facilitates collaboration between researchers, industry and clinicians.
During the past 10 years, MDPP has fielded over 350 project enquiries, held over 130 industry workshops and completed 80 projects.
Outcomes of the program span therapeutic devices, diagnostics, hospital equipment and accessories, implantables, surgical instruments, assistive technologies, software and simulation tools.
The MDPP event was the beginning of a big week for Adelaide, with the national 2018 AusMedtech Conference held at the Adelaide Convention Centre over 1-2 May 2018.
Watch this short video to find out about MedTech in Adelaide.