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

The program is funded by MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, made possible by the Medical Research Future Fund. The fund provides 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, have been selected to form part of the REDI initiative from 2020 to 2024.

Who can apply for a fellowship?

Ten alumni and selected participants from each program –  the Bridge Program and the BridgeTech Program – will be chosen to receive a fellowship each year from 2020-2024.

What is available?

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

Placements can be based with our global consortium partners or a partner organisation you have an established relationship with. Placements could also take the form of participating in an industry-sponsored incubator or accelerator. Where opportunities are unavailable due to current travel restrictions, alternatives including virtual meetings and remote mentorship arrangements may be possible.