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 Training Program.

Upcoming Events

NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program - Info Session

November 20th, 2023
Join this info session to learn more about the Program that will help you boost your health tech idea into a sustainable business.

Lunch and Learn - The fundamentals of intellectual property with by IP Australia

December 6th, 2023
Online event
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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. 

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

Key dates:

  1. Introduction to Intellectual Property: Tuesday, 1st August 2023

  2. Regulatory Affairs: Tuesday, 22nd August 2023

  3. Clinical Trials: Wednesday, 23rd August 2023

  4. Navigating the Healthcare System: Tuesday, 12th September 2023

Where: In person at Cicada Innovations and online

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:

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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

When: Every Thursday, 9am - 5pm, from 3 August to 14 September 2023

Where: Delivered in person and online

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 the Customer Discovery 2023 cohort are now closed. Express your interest in attending the next round.

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Business Fundamentals Course

Where: In person at Cicada Innovations and online

When: 14 - 16 November 2023

This three-day course provides practical advice to establish and set up your health tech business 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.

Express your interest to attend in the next round

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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: TBC

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 Courses are:

  1. Medical Devices

  2. Software as a Medical Device

  3. Diagnostics

  4. Therapeutics/Pharmaceuticals

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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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