Kerrin Rennie Award 2018

Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) invites the Australian medical technology industry to participate in the Kerrin Rennie Award, recognising the innovative and extraordinary contribution of medical technology in improving health outcomes for Australian patients.

2018 celebrates the 12th year the MTAA has given this prestigious Award in honour of Kerrin Rennie – a long-serving and highly respected member of the Australian medical technology community.

2018 Key dates

2nd October – Nominations close (5pm AEST)
15th October – Finalists notified
7th November – Winner awarded at the MedTech18 dinner


  • Entries will be accepted from any medical technology company based or represented in Australia at the time of product launch between 26 August 2017 and 31 August 2018
  • The nominated product must include medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease or disability or improvement of quality of life and have either been designed, manufactured or distributed in Australia
  • A company may enter up to three products, each product requires a separate application
  • Applications which do not address the criteria will not be considered
  • Entries must be sent electronically to MTAA
  • Entries may include photographs and other supporting documentation but not include product samples
  • Entrants must be willing to participate in promotional activities relating to the Award
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and no further correspondence about the decision of the judging panel will be entered into


The product must demonstrate the following evidence

  • Innovation
  • Technical excellence
  • Significant contribution to improving patient outcomes by improving quality of life

NB: Nominations are accepted regardless of membership of the Association.

How it's judged

The judging panel consists of a maximum of five individuals from around Australia, each of whom is selected for their expertise in medical technology, academia and research or represents a health professional or consumer perspective. They are independent of MTAA.

Application Summary

To nominate, complete the form below and submit your confidential application.

Product used in:

1. Contact Details

2. Product Details

Describe the technology

What health problem is the technology addressing and how does it address the problem?

What other products are currently available to address this issue and how does this technology differ from and/or improve on existing technology?

Having regard to the consumer’s quality of life, does the product provide a balance between invasiveness and efficacy?

Supporting Evidence

Please email any evidence supporting your the claims to - quote the Name of the Product in the subject. This may include published data, unpublished scientific data, results of clinical trials and/or patient feedback. Photographs may be submitted. Product samples will not be accepted.

3. Declaration

I certify that the information provided in this application is accurate and that the company accepts the Rules of the Award. Representative/s of the company will participate in promotional activities relating to the Award.