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 do 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 technical expertise, which may include:

  • research
  • proof of concept
  • prototyping
  • product validation or small clinical evaluation
  • product opportunity assessment
  • introductions to potential manufacturers and commercial partners where necessary.

Check if you can apply

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.

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