Through the REDI initiative and commencing in September, the 12-month CEP pilot will deliver workshops and networking opportunities to healthcare professionals to develop their innovative ideas into products and enterprises/businesses that benefit clinical care of patients.
The Australian CEP pilot will be delivered by the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia partnership, across three states: Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales. The partnership involves more than 20 associates, of which five are major hospitals, and a broad selection of industry.
About the Program
The Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (CEP) is based on the successful UK NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Program. The Australian CEP pilot will help equip healthcare professionals with the skills to translate and commercialise their ideas and innovation into impactful solutions; drive the development of solutions that will be used by patients and healthcare providers both in Australia and around the world to address key challenges; effect cultural change within the healthcare system by encouraging entrepreneurialism; and retain talented clinical staff who might otherwise leave to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions.
Connected Life & Fitbit
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Creative Careers in Medicine
Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH)
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)
Royal Melbourne Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital
Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN)
MTPConnect is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to accelerate the rate of growth of the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector in Australia.
The $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative is delivered by MTPConnect for the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund. REDI is providing industry experiences and skills development for students, researchers, clinicians, MTP (medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical) sector professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators.