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Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP)

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) supports inventors from research, industry and clinical settings to develop new medical devices and assistive technologies.

Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What you get?

Up to 250 hours of research and support.

Who is this for?

SA medical research and manufacturing businesses.


This program supports the early-stage development of new commercially viable medical and assistive devices through collaboration between industry, researchers, end-users and government.

Participants in the MDPP receive up to 250 hours of research to assist with any stage of the research and development process, and may include prototype development, proof of concept work, product validation or evaluation, as well as a 30-hour market assessment.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To receive support through the MDPP, proposals must satisfy the following criteria:

  • be a medical device or assistive technology
  • be technically feasible
  • be commercially feasible
  • involve innovation
  • able to be completed within 250 hours or 3 months
  • be proposed by a company, commercial enterprise or an individual; who agrees to form an entity with a current or proposed connection in South Australia
  • the proposing entity must be able to co-contribute $5000 (ex GST) to the project.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Medical Device Partnering Program.

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