Health Minister Jillian Skinner today invited applications for NSW’s second annual Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program.
Post-doctoral researchers, doctoral, PhD and masters candidates who will complete their degree in NSW this year are eligible to apply.
“It is vital we bring to market medical devices which can enhance the quality of life for people living with a range of medical conditions,” Mrs Skinner said.
“Graduates of the 2014 Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program
launched companies, raised capital from investors, engaged industry partners and - to date - have raised $1.2 million in grants to create job opportunities here and abroad.
“Little wonder I am excited to see what 2015’s applicants will bring to NSW.”
The 2015 Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program will see 20 applicants chosen to undertake a three-month program with ATP Innovations, a technology incubator with a proven record in driving the commercialisation of medical devices.
The 20 candidates will develop key skills such as entrepreneurial literacy, persistence and understanding of the process of commercialisation.
At the end of the program, some participants may be awarded educational scholarships, sponsored opportunities to explore global markets or seed capital to start their own business.
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