The Bridge and BridgeTech Industry Fellowships Program was an industry placement program focused on training Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and digital health sectors.

The program was funded by MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, made possible by the Medical Research Future Fund. The fund provided industry experiences and skills development for early and mid-career researchers, clinicians and innovators to develop an industry ready workforce keeping pace with the demands of a rapidly changing sector.

The Bridge Program and BridgeTech Program, facilitated by QUT on behalf of a consortium of industry partners, were selected to form part of the REDI initiative from 2020 to 2023.

Successful applicants received a $10,000 fellowship to fund their industry placement for a minimum of 3-6 weeks.

Placements could be based with our global consortium partners or a partner organisation participants had an established relationship with. Placements could also take the form of participating in an industry-sponsored incubator or accelerator.