About Us

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About Us

We support the MedTech innovators who are changing the face of healthcare. And we’ve been doing it for 15 years.

We know you can’t transform healthcare, deploy killer technology or build an exceptional company by yourself – it takes a great team, industry expertise and usually a lot of money.

Our job is to surround you with everything you need: from product design and development, to clinical trial, IP, commercialisation strategy and finance experts, so that you can concentrate on smashing it out of the park.

Everything we do is industry-led

We’re about real markets, real needs, real healthcare and real experts. We surround you with people and tools that are about doing things that really ma*er, not just thinking about things or doing the wrong things. It’s that real-world focus that can give you the edge.

We have a deep MedTech focus

We’re about deep tech – about commercialising those genuinely new, hard-to-come-up-with, scientific discoveries that can change the face of healthcare. Slick apps and user interfaces are nice, but our focus is more on radical new technologies like bionics, devices, implants, instrumentation and AI that will create a step-change in our health systems and in our economies.

We are all about collaborating with others in the value network.

We aren’t about duplicating or cutting other people’s lunch – when we see something awesome our first response is to partner, not compete. We’re about value – for innovators, for healthcare, for Australia – not about egos.

OUR VISION

What guides us

Programs

Build something amazing

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, we have the program for you.

  • KICKING GOALS

    Flagship accelerator

    From Seed to Series A in 15 months

    Up to $2.7M equity investment + R&D tax incentives

    Industry training + mentoring

    20 startups/year

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  • NAPKIN SKETCH TO SEED

    MEDTECH’S GOT TALENT

    6 week National challenge for budding student, researcher + clinical entrepreneurs

    Up to $60K cash (equity-free)

    Industry training + mentoring

    20 startups/year

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  • GETTING STARTED

    IDEATION SESSIONS &
    COMMERCIALISATION BOOTCAMPS

    Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur

    1-2 day intensive, hands-on workshops

    Prizes, industry mentoring + more

    20 – 100 startups/session

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Meet the Team

  • Dr. Buzz PalmerCEO

  • Dr. Laura FaulconerCTO

  • Kaushalya GunatilakaStrategic Projects Officer

  • Michelle KleynhansPrograms Officer

  • Remco MarcelisCFO

Mentors & Expertise

  • Rod WiebengaD+I

  • Aaron MaherProcept

  • Tom StampBlue Curve

  • Paul CarboonHydrix

  • Erol HarveyMiniFAB

  • James JohnPlanet Innovation

  • Matt GoddenAustralian Healthcare Solutions

  • Suzanne WilliamsMobius Medical

  • Grant BennettBrandwood Biomedical

  • Anabela CorreiaInnermaven

  • Nairy BaghdikianCogentum