Melbourne Health Accelerator

Last week, on the 22nd of May 2017, Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings joined health professionals and researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to launch the new Melbourne Health Accelerator (MHx) program.

As an Australian first, MHx will work with clinicians and researchers as they develop new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing and emerging challenges facing our healthcare system today. The program will also cultivate commercially viable answers to complex healthcare challenges, by connecting health professionals and leading medical research experts with health technology start-ups.

MHx will allow health professionals and researches access to a Maker Space powered by Ultimaker 3D Printers. Imaginables assisted with the set up and procurement of their Ultimakers.

Photo From left to Right: Frank McGuire Parlimental Secretary for Medical Research, Dr Ingrid Winship, Executive Director Research Melbourne Health, Gavin Jennings, Special Minister of State

“Australia produces world class medical research, but we need to do more to realise the commercial and social benefit that flows from it, including better healthcare and new jobs,” Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings said.

“MHx will help fill that gap by putting all the key players together to boost patient outcomes and create jobs.”

Melbourne Health Chief Executive Professor Christine Kilpatrick

 "The Royal Melbourne Hospital has a long and proud history of firsts in medical research and care; and innovation has been at the core of all our medical breakthroughs." 

"There are endless opportunities for innovation when we bring together clinicians and medical research with local health-technology companies, and we are excited about what the future holds for our patients and staff."

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