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. Under the 2016 and 2017 rounds of the program a total of $15.16 million has been provided for 34 national projects in the medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector. In addition, these projects could leverage as much as $30.8 million in industry partner funds.
  • has released the report Clinical Trials in Australia: the economic profile and competitive position of the sector, the first comprehensive overview of the entire clinical trials landscape in Australia. This report highlights the significant contribution that the conduct of clinical trials makes to the Australian economy, evaluates Australia’s strong competitive position in the world market, and details priorities for future growth.
  • is supporting medically-focused Cooperative Research Centres to conduct industry-focused research, and has signed MoUs with the Autism CRC, Capital Markets CRC, Cell Therapies Manufacturing CRC, Hearing CRC, Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Oral Health CRC and Wound Management 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, Confederation of Indian Industry, CSIRO, Life Sciences Queensland, Medicines Australia, Medical Alley Association, 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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