MTPConnect was formed in 2015 as part of the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Centre Initiative. It is a not-for-profit organisation working to accelerate the rate of growth of the medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector in Australia. MTPConnect raises awareness, fosters collaboration and competition, aggregates existing knowledge and shares it with the broader sector. It also jointly funds projects that address sector priorities and the constraints and gaps identified in the sector. MTPConnect administers several programs for the MRFF, and this presentation will discuss in more detail one of them, the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry or REDI program, an integrated, three-pillar plan that leverages the expertise of MTPConnect’s research, training and industry partners to drive skills development and workforce training. REDI administers the REDI Fellowship program which promotes academia: industry collaboration with up to 40 Fellowships to be awarded in the next 18 months.

About the speaker

Andrew Bowskill is the Director of Stakeholder Engagement for Queensland based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI). Prior to this he was Manager of Industry and Regulatory Policy at Medicines Australia, where he engaged with a broad cross section of stakeholders including consumer groups, companies, peak bodies and Commonwealth and State officials. Andrew has a deep understanding of MTP industry and regulatory policy including R&D policy, intellectual property, trade agreements and biosimilars. Andrew has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Otago and has held a number of community and hospital pharmacy roles in both New Zealand and Australia, including at the Mater Hospital in South Brisbane.

About CCR Seminars

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research Seminars (CCR) are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm (except during school holidays) currently on Zoom. The series features topics in multiple fields of research, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.

Venue

Room: 
UQCCR Auditorium or zoom (https://uqz.zoom.us/j/87198801358)