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.

Latest news

Funding puts Flinders at centre of new wave of technology

Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is poised for a national roll-out thanks to funding from the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre (MTPConnect).

The MDPP, already a major player in helping to bring South Australian medical technologies to market, now has its sights firmly sent on bringing together research, clinical and industry partners in a streamlined process for collaboration and product development across Australia.

Click here to read the full article.


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