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Hear from four of Australia’s key agencies about commercial funding opportunities available to Queensland-based life sciences industry and research organisations. In one session you will hear from DMTC, MTPConnect, AusIndustry and Advance Queensland on the current schemes from each agency, the quantum and type of funding available and how to apply. This is a must attend event for those exploring funding opportunities for commercially-oriented projects.

Supported by Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct and Spruson & Ferguson, this BioBriefing / BioCheers brings together AusBiotech members and others in the life sciences, therapeutics, medical technology (devices and diagnostics), food and agricultural biotechnology sectors.

Drinks and light nibbles will be provided.

Tuesday 11th September


3:30pm Registration

4:00 – 5:30pm BioBriefing (presentations)

5:30 – 7:30pm BioCheers networking


Institute for Glycomics

G26, Level 4 Theatre

Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus

Parklands Dr, Southport QLD 4215



The BioBriefing component of the evening will feature exciting presentations from the following experts.

 Dr Felicia Pradera – Program Manager – Medical Countermeasure Development, DST Group; Program Leader – Medical Countermeasures, DMTC Ltd

 Presentation: The importance of a sovereign Medical Countermeasures capability – Funding and Collaborative Opportunities

Dr Alfredo Martinez-Coll – General Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, MTPConnect

 Presentation: Engagement with MTPConnect: role in industry-focused funding schemes

Rowena Ryan – Regional Manager Sthn QLD / Nthn Coastal NSW for AusIndustry, the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Presentation: The Business Growth & Innovation Journey – Navigating Government support for your startup / scaleup business

Brett Gillespie – Engagement, Department Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games (Queensland Government)

Presentation: Advance Queensland is our vision for the future and our investment in a stronger Queensland economy