Stephen Blakeney

Innovations Manager

Expertise: First point of contact for MDPP applicants, assessing the viability of new ideas and connecting them with the right expertise.

Stephen joined the Medical Device Partnering Program as Innovations Manager in 2019.

Prior to this he held roles within the Health and Medical team at the Department for Trade and Investment at the Government of South Australia and medical device cluster organisation MedTEC South Australia.

Stephen led a South Australian Health and Life Sciences trade mission to China in 2018. Stephen started his career a mechanical design engineer and has previously worked for medical device companies in Australia and the UK, on a variety of devices from Deep Brain Stimulation to ophthalmic devices and laparoscopic surgical equipment so he brings a great breadth of experience to the role.