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First BridgeTech Symposium on Medical Device Commercialisation

First BridgeTech Symposium on Medical Device Commercialisation


The BridgeTech Program held its main event of the year, the BridgeTech Symposium, for its inaugural cohort at the stellar location of Luna Park, Sydney. At the iconic setting on Sydney’s harbour, the 80 participants took part in the BridgeTech Program to learn about the complexities of medical device commercialisation. Speakers at the 3-day program (8th to 10th November 2018) included founders and CEOs of medical device startups, IP advisors, regulatory experts, business development professionals, clinical trials specialists, funding experts and investment groups who each play their role in the process of the medical device commercialisation.

Duncan Stovell and Dawn Tan attended the event. Duncan presented on our journey to obtaining ISO 13485:2016 certification of our Quality Management System (QMS), chaired a session and took part in the commercialisation collaboration experience.



The BridgeTech Program is a unique program that draws upon its consortium members to provide input and advice in the construction and delivery of this highly selective and competitive course. The Consortium is made up of universities, industry associations, MedTech companies and investment groups who are working together in a collaborative effort to propel the future of this burgeoning sector to further success on the Australian and international stage.

The BridgeTech Program is supported by MTPConnect who are providing industry matched funding to run the program in order to continue to build the knowledge base of the sector and further upskill an already thriving industry. The Program also receives input from the BridgeTech Consortium who aid in the delivery and design of the course, including: Cochlear; Agilent Technologies; Siemens Healthineers; Magnetica; Stryker; Hydrix; IDE Group; AusBiotech; MTAA; Life Sciences Qld; The University of Newcastle; Gadens; The Actuator; ACTI; Flinders University; The University of Western Australia; The University of Melbourne; Macquarie University; University of New South Wales; MTPConnect and Queensland University of Technology.

We look forward to being involved in future BridgeTech activities, including Symposiums for future cohorts!