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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.

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Our Partners

Bendigo Health




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) 

MedTech Actuator 


QRC Solutions 

Royal Melbourne Hospital 

St Vincent’s Hospital 

Western Health 

Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) 


Yuuwa Ventures

Our Support


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. 


REDI Initiative 

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.

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