Designing a co-created medical and assistive technology ecosystem to build an inclusive future for Victoria.
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Our Four Pillars
The MedTechVic Challenge Projects are the heart of the hub. The other pillars feed into, facilitate, and support this branch. These projects are where the MedTechVic team come together to draw on the whole university’s capabilities. In the Challenge Projects, MedTechVic works with industry partners to identify opportunities for change. This is the central point of co-creation and brings together people from research, industry, and those with lived experience. Projects can look at the types of products created, the way products are created or delivered, how a product is identified as being suitable for a person, or any other way people are supported to engage in their lives. Projects also investigate how industry and workforce fit into the current situation and what role they could have in creating change.
The Clinical Innovation Fellows Program is a first-of-its-kind training program that teaches professionals from clinical backgrounds how to think from a design and development perspective. The graduates help build the Clinical Innovation Network, which also includes the MedTechVic clinical advisors. This network is designed to provide meaningful advice and coaching to industry and research through a clinical lens.
The Manufacturing 4.0 business readiness program is run by the Factory of the Future in partnership with the BioMelbourne Network. Workshops and webinars equip manufactures of medtech to harness the potential of digital manufacturing in their businesses. This means that outcomes of the Challenge Projects will have appropriate industry infrastructure for production in Victoria. It is part of MedTechVic’s commitment to a holistic approach to filling the gaps in the medtech industry.