Jul 04, 2021

MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships applications open

MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships applications open

Are you a researcher in MedTech, BioTech or HealthTech looking to explore entrepreneurship and commercialisation? Do you have a research project with market translation potential? Apply now for 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships!

Applications are now open for the 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships. Ten researchers will each receive a tailored learning experience, access to exclusive industry events and a one-off,  $1,000 stipend to explore entrepreneurship and commercialisation goals.  

Scholarships are available to high-potential scientists in MedTech, BioTech or HealthTech and researchers who may be undertaking their honours, masters, PhD or PostDoc – or perhaps have recently started working in industry. 

Scholarship recipients will be provided with unparalleled networking opportunities, leadership mentoring and insights into a career that fuses science, research, and entrepreneurship.

“Researchers make some of the most promising entrepreneurs – they are curious, natural problem solvers, humble and used to getting back on their feet after experiment failures.”
– Dr Buzz Palmer, CEO MedTech Actuator

The three-month scholarship will run from October to December and can be undertaken remotely while studying and working. Valued over $10,000, scholars will have access to the MedTech Actuator knowledge hub, online workshops, a three-day intensive from November 15 – 17 and the MedTech Actuator Showcase on December 9. 

“The MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship helped me improve my understanding of the MedTech industry, and I am already applying this new knowledge to our initiatives in women’s health technologies. I am extremely grateful to the MedTech Actuator and Menzies Foundation for providing me with this opportunity!”
Ritesh Warty, MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholar

Scholarship recipients will learn alongside Australia’s best emerging entrepreneurs competing in the MedTech Actuator Origin pitch competition. In the final month of the scholarship, recipients will attend the MedTech Actuator Showcase and network with the largest names in global MedTech corporates, clinicians, ecosystem VIPs and investors.

Beyond these unique insights and opportunities, scholarship recipients will gain an extensive overview of entrepreneurship, the startup ecosystem and the commercialisation process. Topics will include business modelling, pitching, intellectual property, product development, branding, path-to-market, and more.

The MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship will support the scientific community’s commercialisation capacity by facilitating knowledge transfer from industry to scientists and researchers.

If you are an academic or industry  scientist or researcher – or you know one – you can find out more about the scholarship and apply today.

Key dates:

  • Applications open July 5 – August 20
  • Shortlisted candidates notified August 25
  • Video interviews September 9
  • MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship outcomes released September 15
  • MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship Lunches October
  • MedTech Actuator Origin intensive November 15 – 17
  • MedTech Actuator Showcase Gala December 9

The MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship is supported by the Menzies Foundation as part of their Entrepreneurship in Science mission in partnership with the MedTech Actuator.

Apply now