Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre - MTPConnect


MTPConnect is the not-for-profit company responsible for delivering the activities of the Medical Technologies, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre.

MTPConnect will capitalise on the sector’s competitive advantage to establish Australia as an Asia Pacific hub for medical technology and pharmaceutical companies.

MTPConnect’s Sector Competitiveness Plan was launched in January 2017 and sets out a long-term strategy for the sector.

MTPConnect is chaired by Dr Bronwyn Evans, the CEO is Ms Sue MacLeman and the Growth Centre is led by a small board and team with significant industry experience.

MTPConnect in action


  • has established its Project Fund Program, a $15.6 million competitive, minimum dollar-for-dollar matched funding program. The first round of the program was announced in October 2016, with $7.4 million of funding to be provided over two years for 14 national projects in the medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector. In addition, these projects could leverage as much as $32 million in industry partner funds. Expressions of interest for the second round will open mid-2017.
  • is supporting medically-focused Cooperative Research Centres to conduct industry-focused research, and has signed MoUs with the Autism CRC, Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Wound Management CRC, Capital Markets CRC, and Oral Health CRC.
  • is working with the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Programme to enhance industry outcomes and ensure that research is industry-driven and meets the needs of the sector.
  • has signed Memorandums of Understanding with AusBiotech, ARCS Australia, BioMelbourne Network, CSIRO, Medicines Australia, and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre.

CEO Sue MacLeman outlines MTPConnect’s vision for the sector in the below video. More information on MTPConnect’s activities is included in the fact sheet below.


To find out more about MTPConnect, please visit, email or call 03 9905 1753.


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