2019 HealthTech Innovation Challenge

2019 results

The Third Annual Graeme Clark Institute HealthTech Innovation Challenge Pitch Night was held on Monday 21 October. This event has given away $240k of seed funding over the three years, and been a valuable help to progress development of innovations.

There were seven finalists pitching a range of medtech topics including health system platforms for managing diseases, musculoskeletal monitoring and 3D printed custom stents.

2019 winner

Ray Dagastine and Christopher Bolton from Tiny Bright Things came through with the win for their Nanoscope device, which reduces sample preparation time and allows higher magnification in addition to a microscope.

Runners up

Jane Scheetz from CERA who developed an automated AI kiosk for detecting preventable eye diseases.

Philippa Karoly from Seer Medical who is developing a seizure tracking app to give patients information about their seizure cycles.

Edward Buijs and Christiane Theda from Ventora Medical, who developed a real-time airway pressure monitoring for premature infants.

Graphic recorder Zahra Zainal attended this year’s HealthTech Innovation Challenge and produced this wonderful graphic recording of the finalists’ pitches.

The finalists shared in $80,000 of seed funding thanks to the Graeme Clark Institute. The event was attended by over 100 people at the Woodwood Centre, and many excellent connections were made at the networking event after. We were also joined by graphic recorder Zahra Zainal who captured the talks in a time lapse video.

Congratulations to all the finalists!