NSW Health
Training Program

For anyone in NSW who wants to make a significant impact with their health innovation and successfully commercialise their idea or invention, join the free NSW Health Commercialisation Program.

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Who is it for

The NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program is open to researchers, scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and those in the health sector who are working on a novel medical device, diagnostic or therapeutic product, or a software that is considered a medical device.

About the program

The NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program has been designed by leading experts to nurture innovative, early stage health tech solutions, and help innovators to build sustainable businesses in NSW.

With this program, NSW Health is investing in the people of NSW who are driving innovation in the medical and health sector. They are committed to helping innovators to build their skills and knowledge on how to commercialise innovations successfully, form stronger networks across the state, and nurture novel medical technology.

The program, run by Cicada Innovations, aims to fast-track innovative ideas that will revolutionise the healthcare sector, improve patient outcomes, and provide economic opportunities for emerging health tech business.

One of the benefits of the program is that it has been created to meet you at the stage that best suits you. This allows you to join at any point of the program, depending on the stage of your health innovation.

What's involved

The Program is broken up into three key stages:

  1. Getting Started in health tech

  2. Time to Validate your health tech idea

  3. Time to Grow your health tech business

This flexible approach means you can complete the program in its entirety or join specific courses most relevant for your stage in the journey.

This allows you to learn at your own pace and structure your learning around a timeline which works for you and your idea. 

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1. Getting started

If you're just getting started, the program offers an online course and seminars to build your foundational commercialisation knowledge and skills.

Medtech Foundations

Where: Online

Key Dates: Anytime

This online learning course takes you through the building blocks of establishing a successful medtech or biotech business in NSW. Each lesson is taught by an industry leader and features case studies, useful resources, and activities to apply your learning.

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One Day Seminars

Where: In person at Cicada Innovations and online

Key Dates: August - October 2022

We offer four full day seminars covering key topics essential to consider on your commercialisation journey. Each seminar is delivered by industry and healthcare experts covering the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Intellectual Property
    3 Aug 2022

  2. Regulatory Affairs
    31 Aug 2022

  3. Clinical Trials
    14 Sep 2022 Register here

  4. Navigating the Healthcare System
    12 Oct 2022 Register here

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2. Time to validate

Validate your idea with peers and experts with our in-depth courses that will help you take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level.

Customer Discovery Course

Where: In person at Cicada Innovations and online

Key Dates: Every Thursday from 11 Aug – 22 Sept 2022

Over 7 weeks (one day per week), you will learn about the importance of Customer Discovery. This is a customer-centric, scientific process that provides evidence to assumptions you have made about your product or business model. You will work interactively in a small groups to learn how to conduct stakeholder interviews to gather data and insights to build out business model. You will receive feedback from experts in this sector. 

Applications for 2022 have now closed.

Business Fundamentals Course

Where: In person at Cicada Innovations and online

Key Dates: 9-10 November 2022

This three-day course provides you with the practical advice to establish and set up your health tech business up for success. From forming and structuring your company to building a great team, you will walk away with the knowledge of how to build and run a sustainable health tech business.

Apply before 1st October 2022.

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3. Time to grow

Deep dive into your specific sector and walk away with new connections and strategies to accelerate your growth.

Specialisation Courses

Where: In person at Cicada Innovations and online

Key Dates: March - May 2023

Health tech innovation covers many types of health and medical solutions, from physical devices to software and diagnostics. In the three-day 'Specialisation' courses you will learn how to take your sector specific solution to market and how to ensure the product is both compliant and successful.

The Specialisations include:

  1. Medical Devices
    March 2023

  2. Software as a Medical Device
    March 2023

  3. Diagnostics
    April 2023

  4. Therapeutics/Pharmaceuticals
    May  2022

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Upcoming events and seminars

Info Session
NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program

Join this info session and learn more about the program and how it can help you boost your healthtech idea into a sustainable business.

12:30 - 1:00 pm
Fri 7th October 2022

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What does it cost?

The Program is fully funded by NSW Health. It is free and open to anyone residing in NSW.

When does the Program run?

The Program runs from August to May. It consists of several modules and allows people to get the right support at the right time.

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About NSW Health

NSW Health is supporting the medical and health sector by investing in their people to build capacity, form stronger networks across the state and nurture innovative medical technologies through the NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program.

The Program aims to fast-track innovative ideas that will revolutionise the healthcare sector, improve patient outcomes, and provide economic opportunities for emerging medtech and biotech businesses in NSW. 

Visit the NSW Health and Medical Research website for information on key programs and initiatives.

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