NSW Government has now launched Round 3 Medical Devices Fund (MDF) 2015/2016. The MDF helps encourage and support investment in the development and commercialisation of medical devices and related technologies in NSW. The Fund is a $5 million per annum competitive technology developments and commercialisation program. In this 2015/2016 round $6.7 million in grant funding is available.

 The application process is a three stage process:

Stage One: Online Eligibility and Commercial Opportunity (Open 12th December 2014)
Stage Two: Preliminary Application Form (Open 12th December 2014)
Stage Three: Full Application Form (Invitation Only)

Applicants will self-determine whether they proceed from stage 1 to stage 2, and full applications (stage 3) will be by invitation only.

Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer will continue her role as Chair of the Expert Group appointed to assess Medical Devices Fund applications. Minister Skinner has given the Expert Group sufficient flexibility to tailor funding support according to what they believe is required to assist in the development and commercialisation of a medical device.

Further details regarding the Medical Devices Fund, including the Expert Group and Application Kit are available at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/ohmr/mdf/Pages/default.aspx or via email medicaldevicesfund@doh.health.nsw.gov.au. If you have any questions, please direct them to Anne O’Neill, Associate Director, Office for Health and Medical Research on (02) 9391 9252.

 Please note the Office for Health and Medical Research will be closed from 20th December 2014 returning Monday 5th January 2015. We wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas break and look forward to working with you in 2015– Dr Antonio Penna Director | Office for Health and Medical Research(NSW Ministry of Health)