Medical Device Commercialisation Seminar Series 2013

Medical Device Commercialisation

Australians excel at invention. There is no shortage of great ideas, but we struggle to transform these great ideas into commercial success.

Our program of seminars explored what it took to be a medical device success story. With guidance, insights and lessons from those that have done it before this series allowed participants to fast-track their own success.

The Warren Centre bought together respected practitioners to present real-world insights into the Pathways for Success for developing and commercialising medical device technologies.


The 2013 Medical Device Commercialisation Seminar Series included:

  • Nine events: seminars & discussion panels with respected industry practitioners
  • Bonus 10th session: Australia and the Global Innovation Stage2013SS-MDC-logoSponsors2
  • Thursdays, 6-8:30pm, University of Sydney
  • Refreshments provided
  • Industry networking opportunities
  • Come to one event or come to them all


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  • Concept (Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1)
  • 7059153_xxlFeasibility (TRL 2/3)
  • Enthusiasm (should commercialisation be pursued?)
  • Is it manufacturable?
  • Does it already exist? Protection and IP considerations
  • Design processes (standards and regulatory requirements)
  • Clinical trials
  • Design transfer (process validation)
  • Design technical files (submissions)
  • Will anyone use it? (HCP – will patients accept it?)
  • Will it get regulatory approval?
  • Will anyone pay to use it?
  • Medical reimbursement and health economics
  • Public policy

2013 Seminar Themes

  1. April 4 – Principles of Design-Led Innovation
  2. May 2 –  Australian Medical Devices Landscape
  3. May 30 – Intellectual Property Protection
  4. June 27 – Regulatory Affairs – Local, Regional & Global Considerations
  5. Aug 1 – Clinical Trials
  6. Aug 29 – Public Health Policy 
  7. Sept 19 – Product innovation, project leadership 
  8. Oct 10 –  Funding: private, VC, grants, public, crowds
  9. Oct 24 – Business planning, turning R&D into $$
  10. Nov 14 – Industry case studies
  11. Nov 28 – Australia and the global innovation stage
    Presented by: Professor Mark Dodgson, Director of Technology & Innovation Management Centre, University of Queensland Business School.


Speakers & Details

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The original series information flyer is also available for download here (PDF, 761 kB).