Medical Device Partnering Program

Enhancing collaboration for better knowledge transfer

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) supports the development of cutting-edge medical devices through unique collaborations between researchers, industry, end-users and government.

The program facilitates the development of medical devices by coordinating the efforts of key stakeholders. It provides a mechanism for the development of prototypes, proof of concept and/or commercialisation planning for potential Australian medical device products. We have a particular focus on finding solutions for clinicians, the ageing and the disabled.

Medical devices provide Australia with the opportunity to position itself in a growing global market, taking advantage of current research and manufacturing capability across the nation.


"The MDPP is possibly the best model for fostering University/Industry collaboration that I have encountered in an Australian University" - Dr Steven Farrugia (Vice President, Technology) - ResMed Ltd

MDPP delivering Medical Technologies Program

Formally announced in August 2013, the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) received funding from the Department of State Development to deliver the South Australian Government's Manufacturing Works, Medical Technologies Program.

Under the Medical Technologies Program, companies, commercial enterprises or an individual who agrees to form such an entity, with a current or proposed connection to South Australia, can benefit from R&D assistance through the MDPP.

View the MTP selection criteria to find out if you might be eligible. 

Click here to see a list of projects supported through the MTP during the funding period.

Are you interested in submitting a new innovation?

Applications are now open.

For more information email

Register your medical device, problem or idea

The MTP is supported by the



 Watch this video to learn more about the MDPP and hear one example of how the MDPP assisted South Australian company NVT Systems Pty Ltd to develop a new product for their portfolio.

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 The MDPP in conjunction with TechInSA is pleased to invite you to:

"Show me the money"

A showcase of medtech funding and support programs.

Are you keen to learn more about support available to medtech companies? Curious about grants available to help commercialise medtech products, achieve growth and increase competitiveness? Want to find out what's available and who to speak to for more information?

Join us at this FREE event to hear directly from each of the organisations offering grants and support for medtech businesses and entrepreneurs.


5 - 7pm Thursday 30 March 2017


Flinders @ Tonsley 1284 South Road Tonsley  SA  5042

Click here for further details.




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