“There is always something new to learn, which is what makes the start up environment so exciting.”
Tamara is Managing Director of Quantum Innovation Fund Management, a high calibre innovation commercialization organization, supporting the growth and development of the Australasian health innovation ecosystem and facilitating strategic investments in the equity and equity-linked securities of early to mid-stage companies involved in the development of breakthrough medical and healthcare technologies. Tamara is also CEO of the Australian Start-up company disrupting emergency medicine – De Motu Cordis.
Tamara previously managed Jubilant Lifesciences portfolio of pipeline assets and has extensive experience in the development and commercialisation of medical technologies across Australia, Unites States, Japan, Brazil and Europe having held executive roles within both publicly listed and private companies. Prior to returning to Australia, Tamara held the position as Director of Cardiovascular Business for Jubilant Life Sciences, where she successfully built the cardiovascular business from the ground up and led the development of multiple medical technology products from concept through to FDA approval and commercialization.
Tamara Mills has founded a range of medical technology businesses in Australia and North America and has had broad experience with accelerators, bootcamps and incubator programs across Australia and North America having founded and facilitated Fundamedtech, Canadas first complex Medtech Incubator, and mentored/coached in programs including CSIRO biomedical launchpad, McGill-X1, Hacking Health and MIT Entrepreneurship Bootcamps. Tamara is currently working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Innovation and entrepreneurship faculty, coaching start-ups within the life-sciences sector.
Tamara has held several board positions in the health technology sector and she is active in the field of diagnostic and therapeutic technology development, most recently held the position of Chair of the Health Policy, Regulatory and Reimbursement committee for the North American Industry organization CORAR in addition to holding a key leadership role for the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance. Tamara has a Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics and a Degree in Applied Nuclear Physics.
Her knowledge and passion for start ups, medical technology and business have greatly helped Cogniom be where it is today.