Business and Design Forum: MedTech Futures

Presented by Creative Victoria and NGV

A forum panel discussion with Amanda Caples, Andrew Nash, Andrea Del Ciotto and Peter Lewis, moderated by Ali Moore

More than 250 medical technology companies play a key role in the success story of Melbourne as a leading MedTech centre. Home to global companies and institutions delivering excellence in the development, design and delivery of MedTech products and services.

Providing an expansive view of the MedTech sector the forum will explore how government, institutions, businesses, researchers, and designers are together creating opportunities in response to the emerging health landscape. Discussion topics will include Victorian-led responses to the novel CORONA virus, commercialization of new healthcare products, and advances in manufacturing.

The forum is  aimed at bringing together professionals across the MedTech and design sectors for mutual learning and networking.


Ali Moore is a freelance broadcaster and journalist, and regular program host on ABC Radio Melbourne. With more than thirty years experience as a journalist and broadcaster, she has worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia’s Nine Network, and for the BBC’s global news network, based in Singapore. 

Dr Amanda Caples BSc Hons PhD GAICD is Victoria’s Lead Scientist, and catalyst responsible for working across the Victorian Government to identify opportunities for economic outcomes by building relationships between business, the research sector and government. Amanda brings to the role broad experience in technology commercialisation, public policy development and governance of public and private entities. 

Andrew Nash is the Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Research at CSL Behring and is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne where he leads a large global effort at the Bio21 Institute, focused on the discovery and development of new protein, cell and gene-based medicines to treat serious human disease.   

Andrea  Del Ciotto is the Chief Operating Officer at Osteon Medical an Australian owned company that provides industry driven CAD/CAM implant prosthetic products and solutions for dental professionals. She has been driving global corporate strategies, business development, improvement and operations across the banking, energy, telecommunications and the biotechnology sectors for more than fifteen years.

Peter R. Lewis AM  is Executive Vice President – Corporate Development at Hydrix, one of Australia’s premier developers of advanced medical devices and diagnostics. Peter leads strategy and global business development for Hydrix’s design and engineering consulting services across the cardiac, neurological and diabetes markets worldwide.