Federal Funding Grant for CERI-led National Consortium, 25 October 2016

Tuesday 25th October 2016

Accelerating Australia Consortium Receives Grant

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, has announced seed funding from the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre Project Fund Program for an exciting new Australia-wide consortium that promises to bring new treatments closer.

The Accelerating Australia consortium is focused on collaboration to develop a culture of innovation that supports the progression of Australian medical research through to real world outcomes, through the provision of a mentoring network and training programmes adapted from global best practice in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Accelerating Australia would like to thank MTPConnect for their support of this initiative through their competitive matched funding program that aims to invest in big, bold ideas to boost the innovation, productivity, and competitiveness of Australia’s MTP sector.  The Consortium’s funding is part of the $7.4m going to 14 projects over two years through the Project Fund Program.

The Consortium partners at inception are:

CERI – Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation

The University of Western Australia

Monash University

University of Sydney

SPARK Co-Lab Ltd

University of Technology Sydney

Proteomics International Limited

Orthocell Ltd

St John of God Healthcare

Avita Medical

University of Adelaide

Murdoch University

Curtin University

Edith Cowan University

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Telethon Kids Institute

Lion’s Eye Institute

Ear Science Institute Australia

WA Neuroscience Research Institute.


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Danni Wick – Media and Communications Officer