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MedTechVic futuremap® workshops

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am AEDT

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One event on December 8, 2021 at 9:00am

One event on December 15, 2021 at 9:00am

Workshop #2 – 8 December 2021
Workshop #3 – 15 December 2021

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Are you ready to take your business to the next level, but unsure what that looks like? Start your digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0 with us!

To remain competitive Australian manufacturers need to think about their business in new ways. Going digital is becoming imperative for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing and process related industries.

If you are a Healthtech SME (or in lab processing and testing, traditional device manufacturers, pharma, biopharma or suppliers into these industries) digital is becoming a necessity. Business model innovation and leadership, enabled by digital technologies can change the way companies create and capture value while developing a mindset of continuous improvement.

Packed with industry examples and developed specifically for business owners and senior executives in a manufacturing or process related industry, these FREE futuremap® interactive workshops incorporate a self-diagnostic tool that helps generate a holistic view of your business and provoke thinking.

This workshop will:

  • help you think differently about the opportunities and challenges of digital manufacturing;
  • map the current state of your business with respect to capabilities and characteristics vital for future competitiveness and success, and compare this to where you aspire to be in two years time;
  • assist in identifying the primary gaps between your current state and your aspirations, which will help you develop key areas of focus and potential investment;
  • provide guidance for next steps and help identify where assistance can be sought to support you on your transition into digital manufacturing.

Prepare to be inspired, to learn and grow during your futuremap® workshop!

Who is it for?

Business owners and senior executives (e.g. General Managers, CEOs) of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in a Victorian Healthtech manufacturing or process related industry.

What will I get from it?

At the end of this 2 hour workshop, you will be provided with a customised futuremap® report identifying growth opportunities, areas of improvement and introduced to resources that can guide you along your continuous improvement journey.


We are running three identical workshops in 2021:

Workshop #1 – 9 November 2021
Workshop #2 – 8 December 2021
Workshop #3 – 15 December 2021

Live via Zoom for 2021
Time: 9.00am to 11.30am
Cost: free

Who is Medical Technology Victoria (MedTechVic)

MedTechVic is an initiative of Swinburne University of Technology. Together with our partners, we are working across design, digitalisation and manufacture of customisable medical and assistive devices, ensuring new medical and enabling technologies are shaped by the people who need them.

MedTechVic works to support and connect individuals and organisations across the assistive and medical device sector in Victoria, ensuring rapid clinical and technical validation, prototyping and manufacturing of new ideas. Our goal is to bring together individuals with lived disability, their carers, allied health and clinical professionals, engineers, designers and industry to co-create products and services that enhance lives.

Partnering with companies, start-ups, accelerators and people with specific needs, we drive new opportunities for both the users and suppliers of these technologies. We are also developing community and workforce skills to engage in the development of new technologies and services. There is a growing global market for customisable medical and assistive devices, and Victoria is well placed to create a strong pipeline to develop and deliver innovative, scalable devices to meet this expanding need.

MedTech manufacturing 4.0 business readiness program

Swinburne University’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub in association with BioMelbourne Network will deliver bespoke business readiness programs to support small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises moving into the MedTech sector, and digital innovation support for companies already operating in the market.

The program assists in building viable business plans for digitalisation of manufacturing capability. This promotes and ultimately leads to development of a local, digitalised manufacturing sector that’s able to rapidly adapt to the changing needs of the local and global device sector, and participation in global supply chains of healthcare products.

Workshop presenters (see full biographies below)

  • Vikram Sachdeva – Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub, Swinburne University
  • Vince Lorefice – Consultant, Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub, Swinburne University
  • Jeff Malone – CEO, BioMelbourne Network (introduction and opening remarks)

Vikram Sachdeva - Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub, Swinburne University

With 25 years of experience in the manufacturing space spanning operations, industrial engineering, continuous improvement, and digital transformation, Vikram defines and executes strategies that equip businesses for the future. A trained engineer and a natural problem solver, he uses Lean Six Sigma and Industry 4.0 to create process, people and technology solutions that address both ingrained and evolving manufacturing challenges.

Vince Lorefice - Consultant, Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub, Swinburne University

In his current role as a Lean Industry 4.0 consultant at the AMI4.0 Hub, Swinburne University, Vince is educating and helping businesses with operational excellence and digital transformation; creating and implementing smart business practices and sensible solutions enhanced with digital technologies to improve productivity and efficiency and achieve strategic business outcomes.

Jeff Malone - CEO, BioMelbourne Network

Jeff Malone has over thirty years of experience in business, export market development, product translation & design, commercialisation, and manufacturing.

He has worked in Australia since 2010 where he has established strong networks across the high-tech manufacturing, industrial design, research, and commercialisation sectors, and expertise in the medical, healthtech and defence sectors. Jeff is known and respected domestically and overseas. He works as a mentor and advisor to global innovation ecosystems and accelerator programs. He has a reputation for bringing stakeholders together to build commercial networks, broker innovation and advocate on behalf of the Healthtech Industry.

Jeff joined BioMelbourne Network as the CEO in July 2020. Prior to this, he worked in a senior leadership role with Design and Industry, building new markets for Australian product development across the U.S. and Southeast Asia. He was also the COO for Grey Innovation.

Before this, he served as General Manager Australia with SRXGlobal, Australia’s largest medical and defence contract electronics manufacturer, where in 2014 they were awarded Large Manufacturer of the year in Victoria.

Jeff spent the previous 20 years working in product design, market development, commercialisation and manufacturing in Mexico and South America, Thailand, China, and Indonesia.


December 15
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