NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Minister for Health Jillian Skinner launched the Medical Technology Knowledge Hub on 9 March 2015 at Baxter Healthcare’s campus at Old Toongabbie. The launch was attended by representatives of the Australian Medical Technology community.
The Medical Technology Association of Australia is tasked with leading the MedTech Knowledge Hub which has been allocated $150,000 of funding from the NSW State Government to develop three key projects:
- MedTech Blueprint – designing a national strategy in partnership with government to build an optimal business environment for manufacturers and distributors of medical technologies, enabling industry to flourish.
- Building a workforce for the MedTech industry – undertaking a comprehensive skills study of the industry, to produce graduates that will be needed for the future.
- Business mentoring activities - designing programs for information sharing between small and large companies, improving knowledge and awareness for navigating the different phases of commercialisation and market access.
One of the Knowledge Hub’s main aims is to assist in the transfer of knowledge between key industry participants in the NSW Medical Technology industry as well as to smaller businesses and start-ups.
NSW based medical technology businesses, researchers and research institutions are encouraged to contact the Medical Technology Association of Australia to learn more about the Knowledge Hub and to determine how it could be of assistance to the future of their business and to take advantage of the business mentoring services that it will offer.