Category: News & Events

NFMRI’s 2019 conference

22nd November 2019

Opening presentation slides. We would like to thank all delegates and speakers for attending and contributing to two highly interactive days in Torquay Vic. With many thanks to our supporters the conference created a unique opportunity to bring together contributors across the broader medical research community to discuss intent and how we can support efficient […]

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NFMRI together with the Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are pleased to be supporting Professor Marc Pellegrini’s research at the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research. Special thanks to Channel 7 and Helen Wellings who did a news story outlining this important research.

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CEO AGM Presentation

29th May 2019

In 2018, NFMRI commenced in earnest our funding partners program to scale our strategy helping medical research and innovation cross the ‘valley of death”. The considerations for scaling and the implementation of the partnering program are outlined in this short video. AGM 2019 CEO keynote from NFMRI on Vimeo. To learn more about our strategy […]

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Funding research! A funders or donor’s intent relates to the purposeful state of mind behind the act of giving. The desire and hope that their the gift will contribute to achieve a greater community good is often philanthropist’s underlying intent. The same can be said about the community’s willingness to give or support a cause. […]

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Congratulations to Associate Professor Bernard Flynn and the collaborators on the establishment of a spin-off company to further develop fibrosis therapeutics that have potential to treat many diseases.  Associate Professor Flynn was supported by NFMRI and is another example of how NFMRI’s strategy assists biomedical research and innovations advance towards delivering community benefits. Australian biotech […]

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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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