2 November 2017


Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP opened the Centre for Entrepreneurial Enterprise and Innovation (CERI) in Nedlands on Thursday and congratulated them on being awarded a MTPConnect Project Fund program grant.

Under this program, CERI as lead consortium member has been awarded $1 million to develop its Accelerating Australia Stage 2 project, an initiative focused on biomedical research and services.

“CERI is a world-class research and innovation hub right here in the Curtin electorate,” Minister Bishop said.

“The Accelerating Australia Stage 2 project will enhance the innovation, productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s medical technology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector, benefiting the health and well-being of not only our local community but all Australians.”

Minister Bishop said the MTP Project Fund grant would be at least dollar-matched by the project’s partners.

Through the MTPConnect Project Fund, the Federal Government is investing $7.4 million across 20 successful projects to address barriers to industry growth, boost skills and capability within the sector and drive collaboration between researchers and businesses.

The Fund is delivered by the MTPConnect Industry Growth Centre, one of six centres established under the Government’s $238 million Industry Growth Centres Initiative.

For further information and the full list of funded projects visit:


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