Navigating Tech Innovation: Some Success Stories

Date posted 8 September 2020

Event date 16 September 2020

Our universities are increasingly active in encouraging the commercialisation of research. How is this working in reality?

Technology-based innovation plays an major role in providing a path for new ideas to reach markets, impact the lives of people and enable business growth.

Our universities are actively facilitating the transfer of technology developed by their researchers for commercial applications. Over the last five years we have witnessed the growth of accelerator initiatives which provide many university teams and start-ups with the advice and support needed to prepare them for commercial success.

One example of university-inspired support for commercialisation is the Health Tech Innovation Challenge established by the Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Established in 2017, the Health Tech Innovation Challenge was created to promote inter-disciplinary research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) and to foster the translation of research with applications that will lead to improvements in health outcomes. In three years, the Challenge has given away $240K of seed funding to help progress the development of innovations.

In this event, the Graeme Clark Institute are bringing a panel of their 2019 Health Tech Innovation Challenge winner and two runners-up to discuss their innovations, how the Challenge support and the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted their progress.

Date And Time

Wed, 16 September 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST

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