Mission & strategy


The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is a collaboration between Australian researchers, end-users and industry to develop cutting-edge medical devices and assistive technologies and bring them to the market. The MDPP supports the development of products with an identified clinical need, sound technical solution and a viable market opportunity.

The objective of the MDPP is to provide a streamlined approach to the product development process, from early stage concepts right through to manufactured products.

The award-winning MDPP:

  • Brings together a network of stakeholders in the medical device development process, providing support for industry growth;
  • Facilitates new, targeted partnerships between research organisations, end-users and companies;
  • Provides a platform for identifying and assessing new product opportunities with clinical relevance;
  • Undertakes early-stage technical exploration projects to develop concept models and demonstrate product potential;
  • Provides practical assistance in taking ideas closer to the market;
  • Provides a non-competitive environment for research collaboration across research institutions.

As well as focusing on traditional medical device development for clinical use, we have a strong focus on technologies that will assist the ageing and disability sectors. A key driver of these sectors is the desire to enable elderly to stay in their homes.

Why submit a product idea through the MDPP?

  • Independent and confidential review of the product;
  • Access to cutting edge researchers, technology and facilities;
  • Delivery of project outcomes and reports (including any market research, patent information, evaluations and research data);
  • Connections to other resources and information;
  • For a cash contribution of AUD$5,000 (+GST), the client receives up to 250 hours of professional expertise which may include prototype development, proof of concept work, product validation or evaluation. The applicant will also receive a 30 hour market report.
  • MTP project could be used to leverage additional funding from other sources.



 Do you have an idea for a potential medical device or assistive technology?

Is there a clinical problem or need you think could be addressed by a new technology?

Fill out our Register your Medical Device form to register your idea...