NSW Health and Medical Research

NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program

The NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program (CTP) is open to researchers, scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and those in the health sector who are working on a novel medical device, diagnostic or therapeutic product, or a software that is considered a medical device.

NSW Health is investing in the people of NSW who are driving innovation in the medical and health sector. We are committed to helping innovators build skills and knowledge on how to commercialise innovations successfully, form stronger networks across the state, and nurture novel medical technology.

Upcoming events and seminars

One Day Seminars

Four full day seminars covering key topics essential to consider on your commercialisation journey. Each seminar is delivered by industry and healthcare experts covering the following topics:

Introduction to Intellectual Property: Tuesday, 13th August 2024
Regulatory Affairs: Tuesday, 27th August 2024
Clinical Trials: Tuesday, 28th August 2024
Navigating the Healthcare System: Tuesday, 10th September 2024

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Customer Discovery

Date: Every Thursday, 9am – 5pm, from 8th August to 19th September 2024

Over 7 weeks (one day per week), you will learn the importance of Customer Discovery, a customer-centric, scientific process that tests assumptions about your product or business model. Working interactively in small groups, you will conduct stakeholder interviews to gather data and insights. You will also receive feedback from industry experts.

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Commercialisation Training Program Showcase 2024

Date: Monday, 16th September 2024

Join researchers, mentors, business partners and stakeholders across the NSW health and life sciences sectors to acknowledge the remarkable participants in the 2024 NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program. 

Registrations will open soon.

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Business Fundamentals

Date: 5th – 7th November 2024

This three-day course provides practical advice to establish and set up your health tech business for success. From forming and structuring your company to building a great team, you will walk away with the knowledge of how to build and run a sustainable health tech business.

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Date: 2025

This three-day course drills into what it takes to build a business in the key sectors of:
Pharmaceuticals & Therapeutics
Medical Devices
Software as a Medical Device
Participants will walk away with crucial knowledge of their sector, connections to industry experts, and gain feedback from mentors on their product and business.

Register your interest for the 2025 program

About the Program

The NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program has been designed by leading experts to nurture innovative, early stage health tech solutions, and help innovators to build sustainable businesses in NSW.

One of the benefits of the program is that it has been created to meet you at the stage that best suits you. This allows you to join at any point of the program, depending on the stage of your health innovation.

You can learn at your own pace and structure your learning around a timeline which works for you and your idea.

Program segments

The end-to-end Program consists of three verticals which are broken down into seminars and courses.

If you’re just getting started, the program offers an online course and seminars to build your foundational commercialisation knowledge and skills. Validate your idea with peers and experts with our in-depth courses that will help you take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level. Deep dive into your specific sector and walk away with new connections and strategies to accelerate your growth.

Delivered by Cicada Innovations

Cicada Innovations is Australia’s leading deep tech incubator. With a twenty year track record of developing ventures focused on the world’s most pressing problems and promising opportunities.

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