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MedTech Actuator x Menzies Foundation

Together, MedTech Actuator and the Menzies Foundation award ten high-potential health, medical and biotechnology researchers with the MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships, supporting them to develop a career that fuses science, research, and entrepreneurship.


The MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship encourages the next generation of health leaders to build strong foundations in commercialisation, supporting the scientific community’s capacity to bring innovation to market.


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.




Recipients embark on a four-month scholarship, where they gain knowledge from leading industry experts, work alongside Australia’s emerging healthcare entrepreneurs and receive mentorship from MedTech Actuator. 

Download the 2023 Scholarship Info Pack

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Program experience



Engage in group learning and join us for a three-day intensive sprint in Melbourne


Leverage 1:1 coaching with the MedTech Actuator in preparation for the Intensive Sprint


Connect with your cohort at the Scholarship Breakfast and during the intensive sprint


Gain access to MedTech Actuator Origin, an idea-stage innovation competition, and see first-hand what it takes to launch a healthcare startup


A one-off, $1,000 stipend to aid the commercialisation journey

2023 Program Dates

Applications open

June 16 to July 21

Online interviews

August 21 to August 25

Scholarships awarded

August 28

Group learning (online)

From August 31

Fortnightly coaching (online)

From September 4 to October 30

Intensive sprint (Melbourne)

November 22 – 24

Scholarship Breakfast (Melbourne)

November 23

MedTech Actuator Showcase Gala

November 30

The Scholarship program has online and in-person components. Scholars are expected to come to Melbourne for the intensive sprint, Scholarship Breakfast and Showcase Gala.

Program Eligibility

Applicants to the Scholarship program must:

Be completing a post-graduate degree at an Australian university or research institution up to, and inclusive of, a Post-Doctorat. Similar engagement at an industry level in Australia is accepted.

Have a research project in human health

Be highly motivated to learn about commercialisation and research translation, as well as Australia’s health, medical and biotechnology startup ecosystem.

At the MedTech Actuator, we’re for innovators. And this means creating opportunities for innovators from all corners of the system, and from multiple backgrounds and contexts. MedTech Actuator encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please reach out to the team if you have any questions about your eligibility.

Hear from previous Scholars

Dr Anushi Rajapaksa

Dr Anushi Rajapaksa senior scientist based at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and more recen... Read more

Dr Rowan Page

Dr Rowan Page is an early-career researcher and the director of the Industrial Design program in Monash U... Read more

April Van Der Kamp

April Van Der Kamp is a passionate young professional striving towards a career in product commercializat... Read more

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