Category: News & Events

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 NFMRI announces more than $1.7 million to fund Australian medical research innovations The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) celebrated 40 years of supporting medical research this evening. At a dinner held at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, with special guest speaker Mark Carnegie, NFMRI recognised important […]

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MEDIA RELEASE 1st September 2017   The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) and Equity Trustees have announced a new partnership providing $1.29 million to advance medical innovations in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Equity Trustees has directed the combined resources of 24 philanthropic trusts to form a new Partnership Program […]

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Provided by The Patent Analytics Hub at IP Australia A new report by the Patent Analytics Hub into Alzheimer’s disease has found that Australia is a target market for innovators seeking patent protection, with four out of the top-five applicants identified during the study filing applications in Australia. With Alzheimer’s disease the most common form of […]

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Australia’s innovation efficiency is a wicked problem needing a solution.  The ability for Australia to capitalise on its research efforts has consistently ranked well below expectations. One of the key opportunities for philanthropy is to innovate and test solutions that can be scaled to assist in solving wicked problems such as this and contribute towards […]

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Written by Jenny Pyke Jenny is the R&D Program Advisor and Accreditation Manager with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA)   There are ongoing discussions regarding the lack of reproducibility of research. This concern, expressed globally, has been fuelled by stakeholders’ failed attempts to reproduce key research outcomes and the retraction of some research papers, […]

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Back in the nineties, when the Biotechnology sector was emerging, Signals Magazine published a series of articles “How the Elephants Dance”.   This series explored how the biotechnology sector and big pharmaceutical companies interacted together and with each other to bring new medicines, vaccine, diagnostics and devices to market where those in need could access the […]

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Expressions of interest for the 2017 annual grant round are now open and close on Thursday 6th April 2017. The general call for EOI in 2017 is only open for Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 applications this year.  The common focus of portfolio 2 and 3 grants is enabling researchers to access research capability and capacity […]

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8th december 2016  [SYDNEY, NSW] –The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) announced joint winners of the Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation and new 2017 grant recipients.  In the presence of industry, business and research experts, successful researchers from across the country received funding to support the advancement of […]

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National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) applauds the vision and strategy articulated for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) The release of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation strategy 2016 -2021 has broadcast the key issues facing the funding of medical research and innovation in Australia and provided a strategic pathway for governments […]

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Rob McInnes, Partner, DibbsBarker Seeking Impact and RoI: Differences and Similarities in Philanthropic, Investor & Public Funding

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