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.

This program of seminars explores what it takes to be one of the medical device success stories. With guidance, insights and lessons from those that have done it before this series can help you fast track your own success.

The Warren Centre brings 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 includes:

  • 9 events: seminars & discussion panels – respected industry practitioners
  • Bonus 10th session – Australia and the Global Innovation Stage2013SS-MDC-logoSponsors2
  • Thursdays, 6-8pm, University of Sydney
  • Refreshments provided
  • Industry networking opportunities
  • Come to one event or come to them all (Registration discount for entire series)

First seminar Design thinking, innovation & commercialisation will be held on 4th April. Initial workshop introducing the curriculum will cover the principles of Medical Devices product lifecycle from concept to commercialisation.

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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 [/stextbox]

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  1. April 4 – Design thinking, innovation & commercialisation
  2. May 2 –  Australian Medical Devices Landscape
  3. May 30 – Intellectual Property Protection
  4. July 4 – Government Policy, Health Ministers
  5. Aug 1 – Clinical, ethical & regulatory approvals
  6. Aug 29 – Funding: private, VC, grants, public, crowds
  7. Sept 19 – Business planning, turning R&D into $$
  8. Oct 24 – Product innovation, project leadership
  9. Nov 14 – Industry case studies
  10. Nov 21 – Australia and the global innovation stage [/stextbox]

Speakers & Details

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 *Speakers invited and confirmed, though subject to possible future schedule changes or conflicts

Pricing & Booking

Each seminar costs $220 to attend. Single seminar attendance can only be booked online.

We also offer special discounted series packages to attend all 10 seminars:

  • General admission: $1,980
  • Early bird registration (book before March 22): $1,650
  • Small company registration (less than 10 employees): $990
  • Student registration: $220

You can book the series packages by fax using our booking form (PDF), or click the button below to pay securely online.



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