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.
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
June 16 to July 21
August 21 to August 25
Group learning (online)
From August 31
Fortnightly coaching (online)
From September 4 to October 30
Intensive sprint (Melbourne)
November 22 – 24
Scholarship Breakfast (Melbourne)
MedTech Actuator Showcase Gala
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.
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.