News and events
- HealthTech Innovation Challenge 2020
This year the HTIC is back and better than ever with the opportunity to share in $100k of Seed Funding.
- Launch of ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant
The ARC CMIT will train a new generation of industry-ready biomedical engineers with skills in personalised 3D printed medical implants.
- HealthTech Innovation Challenge: 2019 winners
There were seven finalists pitching a range of medtech topics including health system platforms for managing diseases, musculoskeletal monitoring and 3D printed custom stents.
- Engineering magnetics to grow human tissue
Tissue engineering can restore damaged or lost tissue; University of Melbourne research is working to scale up the technology to regenerate human organs.
- Graeme Clark Oration Wrap-up
The brain machine interface – it’s the BMI that could change your life– Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel. Seemly taken straight out of science fiction, electronic devices can be implanted into patients to regulate their nervous system in treatments for neurological disorders.
- Graeme Clark Oration Women in STEMM Wrap-up
The annual Women in STEMM Lunch preceding the Graeme Clark Oration aims to expand the networks and support of women in STEMM. The number of female technology founders is low, and little has been done to change the status quo. There are many women who have the background and potential to do this, yet with little support and role models, there remains a barrier for those who do not see themselves as entrepreneurs or leaders.
- We welcome $30 million federal budget announcement for the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery
Prime Minister Scotty From Marketing recently announced a $30 million Federal Government funding commitment to the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD).
- 2019 BridgeTech Program Launch
The BridgeTech program specialises in the commercialisation of medical technology including medical devices and diagnostics.
- Professor Timothy Denison announced as speaker for the 2019 Graeme Clark Oration
Professor Denison's presentation examines the idea of expanding bioelectronics to neurological disorders.
- Launch of the University of Melbourne and Fourier Intelligence Robotics Laboratory
Graeme Clark Institute HealthTech Innovation Challenge reaches a significant milestone.
- Medical Device Partnering Program
MDPP is an ideas incubator that supports inventors to turn their medical or assistive device ideas into proven concepts. We provide early stage development support to help de-risk, refine and develop ideas into commercially and technically viable prototypes. We do this by partnering clients with a community of experts including end-users and clinicians, manufacturers, service providers and world-class research partners and specialist facilities. We welcome enquires from inventors and companies at any stage, but specialise in early stage technical product development support.
- Seemingly random seizures not so random
Forecasting someone’s seizure likelihood can allow people to take evasive action, or therapeutic interventions could be applied to reduce the risk of having a seizure at all.
- Stimulating the brain – without major surgery
Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of a tiny device that could one day offer an alternative to open brain surgery.
- Launch of the ARC Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies
The ARC Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies was launched on 20 November 2018 by Professor Sue Thomas, CEO, Australian Research Council.
- MedTech’s Got Talent National Finals 2018
Five teams have made it to the 2018 National MedTech’s Got Talent National Finals after pitching their business concept to the judging panel of industry executives. Each team secured $10,000 non-dilutive, stage-gated funding to kickstart their MedTech startup towards product-market fit and investor readiness.
- Professor Graeme Clark wins prestigious Shambaugh Prize
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital congratulates Professor Graeme Clark, AC who was recently announced as the joint winner of the prestigious Shambaugh Prize.
- Convergence Science Network
Network events are held throughout the year across Melbourne. Watch for upcoming talks, seminar or our newest initiative, 'opening the vault' where network sponsors open up their labs for viewing.
- Launch of the new ARC Training Centre for Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies
A new research training centre based in Victoria will develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications for medical technologies and train an expert workforce that will drive Australian innovation.
- Imagine visiting your doctor through a computer.
No more sitting in the waiting room and you don’t have to leave home. But how can a health specialist make an accurate diagnosis?
- Engineering students win Grand Final of MedTech’s Got Talent
Alumni from the Faculty of Engineering last week won the grand final of the MedTEch’s Got Talent, Australia’s largest medical device accelerator program.
- 3D Printing of Prosthetics
Technology is bringing amazing new advances in prosthetics: hands with fine motor control, arms and legs that allow Paralympians to set new records, brain implants that replicate the sensation of touch.
- The Actuator Accelerator
Applications are now open for our July intake. If you’re a startup that is ready for seed investment, apply now for The Actuator Accelerator – Australia’s National MedTech Accelerator!
- Enlisting Nanoparticles in the fight against superbugs
As antibiotics become less and less effective, researchers are turning to new ways to defeat drug-resistant bacteria like Golden Staph.