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Translation and Skills Gap Program

The department has partnered with Brandon BioCatalyst, Australasia’s leading life-science venture-capital firm, to deliver a pilot Translation and Commercialisation Skills Gap program for Queensland-based biomed founders and businesses.

The program featured two parts:

  • A selected cohort of participants to attend practical workshops exploring business planning, CUREator grants, clinical and regulatory development, and BIO preparation and planning.
  • A seminar series covering pivotal subjects like pre-commercialisation planning, early preclinical development, clinical and regulatory strategy, and company formation, investment, and partnering for Queensland founders

Queensland’s 2024 cohort

Eleven companies and entrepreneurs were selected to be guided by Brandon BioCatalyst on a transformative journey culminating in the opportunity to attend BIO2024 in San Diego.

Seminar series

Queenslanders in the biomedical industry wanting to upskill in translation and commercialisation, expansion and going global were encouraged to attend the seminar series. During the series, guest speakers with industry expertise guided attendees to increase their knowledge and ability to appreciate the considerations, networks and pathways for successful therapeutics development. Seminar topics included:

  • preparing your research for translation
  • translating research discoveries into drug development programs
  • translating research to the clinic
  • company formation, fundraising and partnering.

All seminars were delivered at the Translational Research Institute on the PA Hospital campus in Woolloongabba.

Last updated: 06 Jun 2024