Round 2 of tech development program underway

Applications are open for the second round of an incubator program that aims to support early-stage product or technology ideas.

Applications are open for the second round of an incubator program that aims to support early-stage product or technology ideas to be developed for the aged care sector.

The initiative is a collaboration between Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia and Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program.

Launched at ARIIA’s inaugural conference in May, the ARIIA x MDPP Ideas Incubator Program will offer successful applicants 250 hours of professional technical expertise – such as proof-of-concept research, prototyping or technical product validation – along with a market opportunity report and, if needed, connections to aged care providers, end-users, potential manufacturers, and commercial partners.

Professor Sue Gordon

Speaking to Community Care Review at the program’s launch, ARIIA research director and workforce capability lead Professor Sue Gordon said: “This is an incubator for aged care technology for testing, proceeding, and co-design.”

She added: “It’s all about bringing the right team together” and seeing whether the tech is “something that’s worthwhile investing in beyond” the incubator period.

For those wanting to learn more, ARIIA is hosting a series of 30-minute information sessions and 15-minute one-to-one calls to answer specific questions.

Applicants can register their interest –and book sessions and calls – via the ARIIA x MDPP Ideas Incubator page.

Interested parties can also visit the MDPP program’s page for an indication of the kind of projects that could be achieved within a 250-hour window.

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