After an intense year and a half since our kick off in March 2017, we are very proud to share some numbers and results of what has been achieved thanks to incredible support from MTPConnect and the wider Australian life sciences ecosystem.
351 participants have been trained through Accelerating Australia supported courses and scholarships, including Perth and Adelaide Biodesign, SPARK Monash, SPARK Global and CERI Entrepreneurial Mindset bootcamps and Concept to Creation program.
Our funding from MTPConnect and consortium members as well as generous mentors, speakers and businesses giving their time and expertise pro-bono, have made it possible for Accelerating Australia to provide over $1 million worth of scholarships, meaning that many of our course participants pay no, or heavily reduced, fees.
27 new, proprietary biomedical technologies have been invented as a result of training provided by Accelerating Australia courses. These include projects at varying stages of development across biologics, diagnostics, devices and digital health!
Of course, what we can’t show on infographics are the mindset changes that participants experience, culture change across industry and academia and widened career opportunities to our trainees. As Accelerating Australia grows and matures over the years to come, we hope to map these too!