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September 2016 – MTP Connect Competitiveness Plan Consultation Lunch

A new pathway for engagement with the Federal Government on issues concerning the sector is through the recently established  Industry Growth Centres. Last week, BioMelbourne Network held a CEO lunch with Sue MacLeman, CEO MTPConnect as a roundtable…

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August 2016 – Nature 2016 Research Translation and Innovation Symposium

Leadership | Culture | Communication | Collaboration | Human Capital | Scale These were the strong themes emerging from the Nature 2016 Research Translation and Innovation Symposium held in Canberra last week on Thursday 11th of August. The…

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10 year sector competitiveness plan for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

We want to know if we’ve got it right, said Sue MacLeman, CEO of MTPConnect at the launch of the 10 year Sector Competitiveness Plan – which is still in draft form. The plan outlines seven Sector Growth…

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July 2016 – Launch Vic Collaboration

BioMelbourne Network CEO, Dr Krystal Evans, met with the CEO of Launch Vic Dr Pradeep Philip to discuss ways to support start-ups and entrepreneurial activity in the biotech, medtech and pharma sector. The goals of Launch Vic are…

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July 2016 – Meeting with the Hon Wade Noonan MP

BioMelbourne Network CEO, Dr Krystal Evans and Chair, Mr Andrew Carter held an introductory meeting with the Hon Wade Noonan, Minister for Industry and Employment. Minister Noonan was appointed into this role in May and has portfolio responsibilities…

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July 2016 – Two new strategies launched

In July, Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy launched two new government strategies: Victoria’s Health and Medical Research Strategy 2016-20: Healthier lives, stronger economy Victoria’s International Health Strategy 2016 – 2020: Partnering for a healthy and prosperous future These strategies…

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June 2016 – NISA Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper

The BioMelbourne Network welcomed the opportunity to contribute a submission in response to the National Innovation & Science Agenda (NISA) Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper. Research engagement and impact is a very important issue for BioMelbourne Network members…

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June 2016 – MRFF Submission

The MRFF will be used to drive medical innovation, and is a massive opportunity to boost research translation and accelerate the development of discoveries into clinical reality in Australia. The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board held its first…

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June 2016 – Roundtable Discussion: The Biotech and Medtech Startup Ecosystem

BioMelbourne Network in partnership with Allens hosted a roundtable with the Hon Phillip Dalidakis Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade on the 20th of June to discuss the biotech and medtech startup ecosystem. Minister Dalidakis has a…

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May 2016 Focus Group – Trade Victoria

On 11th of May, CEO Dr Krystal Evans was invited to contribute to an industry focus group on Trade Victoria, to provide perspectives on the current level of industry understanding and engagement with Trade Victoria’s service offering and…

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May 2016 – Industry/Academia Working Group

The BioMelbourne Network Industry/Academia Working group was established to work toward a shared vision for Melbourne as a city with a rich culture of collaboration that fosters industry-academic engagement. The purpose of the group is to identify and…

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May 2016 – Clinical/Industry Working Group

The BioMelbourne Network Clinical/Industry Working Group was established to work toward a shared vision for Melbourne as a world leading location for clinical trials. The purpose of the group is to promote and support Melbourne as a globally…

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