The Medical Device Partnering Program

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is an ideas incubator. They foster collaborations between researchers, industry, end-users and government and develop medical technologies with global market potential. 

Funded through LaunchVic's eighth round of funding, the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) fuels the medical device innovation pipeline. As an ideas incubator, it delivers product prototypes aligned to identified global markets. It takes ideas from companies at all stages of their life cycle and turns them into investable technologies. MDPP has operated for 10 years in the South Australian medical device sector, this funding will allow the expansion of the current program to Victoria. 

In partnership with Swinburne University of Technology, CSIRO, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, Australian National Fabrication Facility and Biomedical Research Victoria, the Victorian program will support up to: 

  • 200 new ideas evaluated by the program leading to fast fail or rapid progress; 
  • 120 collaborative workshops that connect entrepreneurs and leverage expertise; 
  • 40 proof of concept, prototype or clinical/market validation projects completed with detailed market research reports; 
  • 20 new companies established; and 
  • 100 jobs created.

Applications and announcements are managed through MDPP. Visit their website for updates and further program information.