Week Program Focused On MedTech, Health & Wellness Businesses
Hours of Workshops & Mentoring
Industry Experts & Mentors Giving Advice
Places available to ambitious health and tech related businesses in the region
Are you a MedTech, Health or Wellbeing entrepreneur with plans to scale your business? Do you need guidance and practical support to turn your vision into a commercial reality?
The Australian Health Accelerator (AHx) program will be a catalyst for validating and commercialising new, innovative health related products and services with access to state-of-the-art facilities, simulation suites and laboratories.
Whether you have a great idea that needs to get off the ground or you’re already trading and looking to scale up, this program can help steer your venture in the right direction with tried and tested industry specific tools, resources and international connections. The AHx program will be the region’s first health and wellbeing accelerator. The Innovation Centre is looking to find, fund and accelerate 10 ambitious businesses in the region, giving them the skills, connections and opportunities they need to take their business to the next level.
Proposed start date and delivery particulars
WHEN: Quarter three, 2018 (to be confirmed)
WHERE: Sunshine Coast Health Institute
FACILITATOR: Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
Support from our partners
Healthtech Innovation QLD
“We are pleased to partner with the Sunshine Innovation Centre to support Queensland’s first health and wellbeing accelerator. There is a need for specialized scaling and commercialization of innovative health and medical technologies in the region to address challenges such as our aging population and increasing chronic disease rates. The AHx program will enable local health and welling start-ups to accelerate and boost their potential to improve health outcomes and transform healthcare in the region and beyond.” Tamara Mills, Director
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
“The AHx program will help drive a culture of innovation at the SCHI, whilst also providing capacity building for health-related entrepreneurs to validate and commercialise new, innovative products in one of the newest and most advanced hospitals in the world.” Anton Sanker, Director.
What will you Achieve?
Validate your ideas through product testing and market research opportunities
Develop a strategy and business plan with clear milestones and goals
Launch your business to industry leaders, media, potential customers and investors
Gain brand exposure, build your reputation and gain valuable feedback.
Build a global network of key business connections and mentors with industry experience
Gain targeted exposure and the network and skills to communicate your venture broadly
Understand how to manage your finances, become investment ready and pitch to investors
Expand your business knowledge through our 12-week industry focused program.
Register Your Interest now
Please submit your expression of interest to join the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast’s launchpad accelerator program which will be based in the heart of the $5.3B Sunshine Coast Health Precinct.
About the Sunshine Coast Health Industry
The Health and Wellbeing industry is the Sunshine Coast’s largest employer. Around 1,700 healthcare businesses (ABS Business Counts, 2010-2014) currently employ approximately 21,000 people, providing an experienced workforce for this growing industry. The Health and Wellbeing industry is also one of the largest generators of economic activity on the Sunshine Coast and is in a strong position for growth and investment. The industry is predicted to double its share of the employment market by 2033. For more information, please download this infographic.