Students from UNSW, University of Sydney, UTS, Western Sydney University, Macquarie and Notre Dame, as well as more than 25 MedTech companies in Australia will participate in the event to be held at the NSW Parliament House for two hours from 6pm on Tuesday. The NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, will also attend the event which will be hosted by the NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy.
During the event, students will need to showcase why they are a good fit for their preferred company via an elevator pitch to senior executives and founders of participating businesses.
And, conversely, each of the start-ups and companies will also get an opportunity to deliver a pitch promoting themselves as “the place to be” for students looking to kick start their MedTech career.
Data61 chief executive Adrian Turner said the event was an “excellent example of government, university, industry and research working together to build the innovation pipeline”.
“MedTech encompasses varied industry sub-sectors, including advanced manufacturing, product development, sales and regulatory affairs – all of which are demanding fresh talent.
“By bridging the gap between students and businesses, we hope to build and sustain a steady stream of talent pool for this rapidly growing sector.
“The event showcases the wide scope of career opportunities available across an industry that’s currently enjoying a healthy compound annual growth rate of 4.5 per cent globally.
"Ultimately, regardless of a student’s academic background, getting a start in this industry means their career can take many different trajectories,” Turner said.
Ribit director Liz Jakubowski said speed-networking was a proven formula.
“It’s a fun, yet efficient way for high-growth, innovative companies to uncover super-keen students to match their future needs and importantly, create new jobs.”