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For this episode, we explore the Australian Government’s focus on modern manufacturing and Medical Products. The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, The Hon. Karen Andrews MP recently announced that funding is now available for Medical Products manufacturing under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). The Minister also released the Medical Products road map which will guide government and industry investment under the MMI. To discuss these developments in more detail we are joined by Nick Purtell, General Manager, Industry Engagement Branch, in the Manufacturing Division of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Nick also provides information on applying for the MMI funding currently available in two streams - Translation and Integration streams. The round closes on 29 March 2021. The MMI presents an opportunity for Australia’s MTP sector to step-up and secure funding to boost our unique manufacturing capabilities.