UWA INITIATIVE SUPPORTS HEALTHCARE INNOVATION AND EARLY STAGE ENTREPRENEURS

Healthcare innovation in Western Australia has received a boost under a new initiative that will help Australia’s brightest minds in medicine, business, research and engineering to develop into medtech entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups. The latest round of X-TEND WA grants, which is part of the State Government’s $16.7 million New Industries Fund, has supported a suite of programs run by local medtech innovation educators, Perth Biodesign, in a collaboration led by The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University. Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly announced five Western Australian organisations that have received grants of up to $100,000 each, to deliver innovator a

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH SERVICE WELCOMES iPREP FOR INNOVATION

CAHS would like to welcome Alina Naveed, Sofie Lindeberg and Tram Dang who have joined us for the next seven weeks to consult with staff and provide recommendations on what innovation looks like at CAHS. CAHS is seeking to establish an innovation hub to support and enable innovation across the health service. CAHS intends to foster a culture of open collaboration and integration within the service building on the existing culture of safety and quality. The project will include exploring opportunities share an innovation hub with other Government child service providers. Alina and Sofie have joined us as part of the WA iPREP program which matches PhD students with industry partners for

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