HealthTech Innovation Challenge

2018 results

Winning teams

The Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering in partnership with the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health congratulate the four winning teams who each receive $20,000 to develop their respective projects:

CorGel: Advancing corneal endothelial surgery

Team: Greg Qiao (The University of Melbourne), Kristen McCoy, Mark Daniell, and Shereen Tan

Gait-Analyser: Gait analytics to improve health outcomes for children

Team: Claudine Kraan (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute), David Godler, Morgan Sangeux, Jonathan Morrison, David Amor, Minh Bui

Clinical crystal ball: A smart diamond implant for seizure forecasting

Team: Matias Maturana (St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne), Stephen Prawer, David Garrett, Nicholas Apollo

NeuroBit: Translating thoughts to movement

Team: Farhad Goodarzy (St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne,) Dean Freestone

The CorGel team.
Claudine Kraan (Gait-Analyser) with Mark Cook
Matias Maturana (Clinical crystal ball) with Mark Cook
Ewan Nurse, Mark Cook, Farhad Goodarzy and Dean Freestone

Thank you to the Judging Panel, Amanda Caples, Sandhya Tewari, Anthony Filippis and Darren Kelly.

Amanda Caples, Anthony Filippis, Sandhya Tewari, Mark Cook and Jia Yee Lee.
A tough judging decision given the high quality of the pitches from the finalists.
Some of the finalists with Mark Cook, Director of GCI, and Cheryl Jones, CEO of MACH.

Thank you to our sponsors, Neurosciences Victoria and Cadmon Advisory.