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The Social Investment of Early-Stage Biomedical Innovation

As individuals and institutions, we are passionate about improving people’s health and wellbeing. Why, then, is it so hard to bridge the gap between the world-leading academic research that is so highly regarded by international peers, and tangible benefits for patients?

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Careers and Early Stage Biomedical Translation Workshop

Tuesday the 5th of December saw Accelerating Australia hold their first ever careers and biomedical translation workshop as part of the joint meeting between APSA and ASCEPT.

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The Bridge Program – Residential Training

Following its Sydney launch event in early June this year, for most participants The Bridge Program consisted of working through the online modules of information relating to the pharmaceutical commercialisation pathway. These extremely comprehensive modules provided us participants with an extensive foundation of knowledge, giving us good footing to take into the three day Residential Training Weekend in late October.

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Scientist Knowledge Translation Training

In order to develop a knowledge translation plan, or KT plan, that covers the development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of your knowledge, Dr Tamika Heiden teaches a two-day intensive workshop to researchers across Australia

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R&D collaboration leads to funding success for 3D printed bone screw

A team of surgeons and researchers from Curtin University, Royal Perth Hospital and St John of God Subiaco Hospital are developing an innovative new device to assist the recovery of people with severe bone fractures and those with weak bones due to osteoporosis, particularly in trauma and complex spinal surgery.

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Sparking Biomedical Innovation: SPARK Global goes to Japan

Senior Project Officer for Accelerating Australia, Liz Johnstone, attends the SPARK Global course in Tokyo along with 9 other Australians sponsored by MTP Connect and Accelerating Australia.

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SPARK Co-Lab Gains Support from City of Perth

SPARK Co-Lab have this month revealed their plans to unveil a new accelerator course “SPARK Actuator” after receiving the Industry Sector Development scholarship of $70,000 from the City of Perth.

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Lean Canvas Innovation with John Beech

Last night Kristen and I attended CERI’s Module 2 “Concept to Creation”, a program that helps researchers with an entrepreneurial mindset to identify the path to market for their ideas...

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SPARK Co-Lab Design - Meet the Teams

Interested to know how you might fit in to next years’ Design Course? Keep reading to find out more about the people taking part in the 2017 SPARK Co-Lab Design Course!

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MIME Spark: Turning Medtech Ideas into Reality

Six teams of flourishing biomedical innovators at the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) have this month begun the process of turning their world-class research into real world medical devices and diagnostics

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Research Innovation 2017

The Research Innovation conference returns with its second edition to gear up for the next step in driving economic impact.

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Industry and PhD Research Engagement Program – Applications Open!

iPREP WA is a unique collaboration between the five WA universities and has been established for PhD candidates who may not have had previous industry experience. The program involves teams of researchers, working on a six week project for an industry partner during their thesis examination period.

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10 Australian Med-Tech/Health Accelerator and Training Programs to suit you in 2017

In a market flooded with Tech Accelerators, Apps and Hackathons, programs specifically catered to mentoring Medical Technology and Healthcare start ups are few and far between. We present examples of MedTech programs suited to various degrees of experiences, from the aspiring innovator to serial MedTech entrepreneurs.

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SPARK Design Course Applications have closed!

After taking 94 expressions of interest, applications are now closed for the 2017 Spark Co-Lab Design Course. Over the next few weeks, faculty members will match teams based on personality, experience, expertise and passion of applicants. Invitations to successful applicants to attend the course will be sent out on the 8th of May.

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Reaching New Heights – Scott Parazynski visits Scitech

In Perth for the World Wide Web conference, physician, astronaut, pilot and entrepreneur, Scott Parazynski, took some time to visit Scitech this week and speak to school children, community members and some budding entrepreneurs about his impressive career so far.

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