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Congratulations to our graduating class of 2018

It was a full house at last night’s Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program graduation ceremony and showcase at Australian Technology Park.

Sixteen participants successfully graduated from the 2018 Program. The graduation ceremony was officiated by the Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Minster for Medical Research, and Elizabeth Koff, Secretary of NSW Health.

2018 Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program graduates[/caption]Four members of the graduating class received awards or scholarships to further develop their research:

  • Dr Martin Engel from the University of Wollongong received the IDE Group Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Katherine Kawecki and Christian Reeks from Respia received a Davies Collison Cave IP Award
  • Dr Iman Manavitehrani and Maryam Parviz received the NSW-QB3 Rosenman Scholarship
  • Kelly Berger from Confidential Pathology received the People’s Choice Award for the best showcase presentation on the night.

Several previous Program graduates also received awards on the night:

  • Dr Robert Gorkin from Eudaeomon received a Brandwood Biomedical Regulatory Strategy Award
  • Dr Michael Weaver and Dr Sheridan Gho from Cenofex received a Brandwood Biomedical Regulatory Strategy Award and a Davies Collison Cave IP Award.

The Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program is an intensive three-month medical commercialisation training program for clinicians and medical device postdoctoral researchers. During this intensive Program, candidates are exposed to entrepreneurship and develop the necessary skills to commercialise their technologies including customer discovery, medical device design and commercial value.

MDCTP CORE is an intensive twelve week course that guides clinicians and researchers through the complexities of translating their technology from the laboratory to market. The course empowers candidates on how to structure a start-up and the customer development process. Elements covered in the course include customer discovery, the search for the correct business model, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, reimbursement, financial modelling, valuation, capital raising, governance, pitch crafting, and negotiation. Graduates of the Program are eligible to obtain 12 credit points towards MBA Programs at UNSW and University of Wollongong.

Since it began, graduates of the Program have started 11 companies, raised capital from investors, engaged industry partners, received over $24 million in development grants to-date and created new career opportunities in Australia, United States and Europe.

For more information visit the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program page.



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