Australia-Vietnam Healthtech Linkages BootCamp

Posted 17 November 2021
Applications close 23 November 2021

Australia-Vietnam Healthtech Linkages (BioBridge Asia) Program will deliver a range of capacity-building initiatives for Australian and Vietnamese start-ups to generate new export activities and investment outcomes. The project will showcase both countries’ healthcare technologies in a series of events designed to raise awareness, accelerate cross-border commercialisation and address barriers to entry of healthcare market exports. The practical skills and market knowledge that will be provided to participants will help to fill the current gap in understanding and support early-stage health technology companies looking to succeed in cross-border trade and investment.

The Australia / Vietnam Healthcare Linkages Bootcamp

The first event in this program will be held virtually on 24 November (1pm-5pm AEDT).  This opening Bootcamp will provide an introductory session on multiple topics which will be delivered by expert speakers. This event is intended for Life Sciences Start-ups, SME’s and entrepreneur’s considering exporting are encouraged to attend. This event will be in association with RMIT Activator, DSE and BioBridge Asia.

These topics will include

  • Vietnam Market; Overview of Healthcare/MedTech Sector
  • Vietnam Business Culture Complexities and Challenges
  • Strategic & Business Planning Considerations & Funding
  • IP Considerations & Strategy for Vietnam/Asia
  • Partnerships, Contracts & Due Diligence
  • Case Studies for Success

This Bootcamp will provide participants with tools to accelerate their cross-border commercialisation of their technology, ie;

  • Training in commercialisation and export strategies specific to the life sciences
  • Advice & expertise to accessing the Australian & Vietnamese healthcare markets
  • Exposure to industry practitioners, in Australia and Vietnam
  • Access to existing partner programs such as regional SME support, commercialisation training, and start-up incubators
  • How to build long-term successful business partnerships in Vietnam
  • How best to navigate the challenges of IP, legal structuring, and contracts in Vietnam
  • Post-pitch: How to secure the important second meeting & longer-term buy in from investors

The Australia/Vietnam Healthcare Linkages Program

This Bootcamp marks the first event in the Australia / Vietnam Healthcare Linkages Program. Participants in the Bootcamp can choose to enrol in further events commencing in 2022. The program will include two joint streams (one for Australian start-ups, SMEs & research teams into Vietnam and the other for Vietnamese organisations into Australia) running simultaneously and will support 60+ SMEs and start-ups over the next 12 months Program activities will include:

  • Bootcamps to develop and refine key export strategies and pitches to identified target markets
  • Mentoring & Business Matching by industry and business leaders with expertise in Vietnamese and Australian healthcare markets
  • Pitch Events to both Australian and Vietnamese healthcare investors and leading organisations in the supply chain and innovation ecosystems of both countries

How to apply

To apply for this program and to find out more information please visit AATI’s website.

Applications are open until COB 23 November. For any further enquires please email:


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