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 to deliver new Medical Technologies Program

Formally announced in August 2013, the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) has received funding for the next three years from the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) to facilitate the delivery of the 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. 

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.

Latest news

26 August 2015

MDPP Innovations Manager, Mrs Aisha Sirop featured in Invest Adelaide article.

Click here to read the full article.


29 July 2015

Great recognition for MDPP

Dr Peter Binks, foundation director of the Wade Institute at the University of Melbourne praises Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) during 891 ABC Adelaide interview.

Click here to read the full interview.


10 July 2015

SA device removing need for x-rays released to international acclaim

A South Australian orthopaedic device which removes the need for multiple x-rays when fixing bone fractures has received international acclaim from orthopaedic surgeons throughout the world.

Click here to download the full  Media Release - New SA X-ray technology receives international acclaim (PDF 115KB)


MDPP host key compliance workshop for SA health tech industry

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