Medtech & Health Accelerator

Medtech & Health Accelerator

Helping Moreton, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Businesses Achieve Success


Are you a MedTech and Health entrepreneur with plans to scale your business? Do you need guidance and practical support to turn your vision into a commercial reality? 

Australian Health Accelerator (AHx) Program

AHx program is 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 steers your venture in the right direction with tried and tested industry specific tools, resources and international connections. This is the first delivery of the Australian Health Accelerator program in Moreton Bay and Brisbane. The program will find, fund and accelerate 10 ambitious businesses from across Moreton Bay, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast, giving them the skills, connections and opportunities they need to take their business to the next level.

Our Partners

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government's Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

When and Where


WHEN:  April 2020
WHERE: USC Moreton
FACILITATOR: Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast


AHx Medtech & Health Program

WHEN:  May - September 2020
WHERE: USC Moreton & Health Hub Morayfield
FACILITATOR: Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast


What you will achieve


Validate your ideas through product testing and market research opportunities


Commercialise and develop a go-to market strategy 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, profile and communicate your venture broadly


Expand your business knowledge through our industry focused accelerator program.


Understand how to manage your finances, become investment ready, prepare IM and pitch to investors


Access to our rolodex of businesses, government and university contacts. Access to visiting entrepreneurs, regular events, workshops and extensive networking.


Access to IC Partner perks, IC Colab Membership and a range of other resources.


Advice on offshore landing zones ie. Silicon Valley, Austin, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, etc. Plus free Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) membership.


Access SCHI and USC research labs (on an approved project basis).

Apply for AHx Medtech & Health Program

There is a high focus on business development and proof of value (POV) or proof of concept (POC) projects in the Australian market. By the end of the program, we want your business to be in a position to scale globally.

Applications Close 9th April 2020

Applications Open

Early March 2020

Applications Close

9 April 2020


23 April 2020

Program Starts

7 May 2020

Program Ends

Sept 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Director

Ms. Tamara Mills is Managing Director of ImpactXHealth, an organization supporting the growth and development of the Australasian health innovation ecosystem through both accelerating company growth and facilitating strategic investments into early stage start-ups through to small cap publicly listed companies involved in the development of breakthrough medical and healthcare technologies.

Tamara has founded, funded and led a number of companies at the intersection of healthcare and the creative industries, including Glucotek, De Motu Cordis, merging design and science to disrupt current state of care, and has a track record in both successful capital raising and driving asset growth. Tamara currently sits on the Expert Investment Advisory Committee of Uniseed advising on investment decisions in the emerging health technology space and actively manages the venture capital funds for Creative Enterprise Australia.

Tamara has extensive experience in the commercialization of innovative medical technologies across the United States, Japan, Brazil, Europe and Australia, having held executive level positions within Australia and internationally at both publicly listed and private companies. Tamara has a strong track record in portfolio asset management in commercial radiopharmaceutical space having previously managed the pipeline product portfolio for Jubilant life sciences.

Tamara Mills, MBA, MHEcon, BSc, GAICD

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Feedback received by previous AHx members

“From the moment we started we pivoted from a theoretical product to one that we have already built. The difference in my ability to pitch in front of a crowd is completely different. I no longer have stage fright. Having the Innovation Centre helping us along was amazing as well. Best of all 4 accelerator we took based on terms of market readiness and commercialisation.

Robert Buehrig

Cogniuom CEO & Co-Founder
I had some reservations if my business was progressed enough to participate, and my stage of development I had everything in order. I now think there is no ‘right time’ - every startup needs to be involved in an accelerator. The AHx Accelerator was particularly good for me because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. At every workshop, I learnt something new due to the content and variety, diversity of experience and quality of speakers and presenters.

Darrell Edwards

ForgetSPECS, Founder
Altogether, I found the AHx experience both challenging and rewarding. I now feel even more optimistic about my business model and how Medmin can more effectively help my clients solve their problems. I would thoroughly recommend the Australian Health Accelerator program to companies in this sector wanting to scale nationally and globally.

David Quigley

Medmin. Founder
As Australia’s first licenced medical cannabis company, MEDIFARM, was proud to be a part of the wonderful AHx Initiative. This USC - Innovation Centre pioneering program was invaluable in its business support and leadership. It was exceptionally helpful to be a part of such a well-designed and practically implemented program from which MEDIFARM has seen real benefit.

Adam Benjamin

Medifarm Founding Director
AH-x has really assisted Net-Health to scale - the program helped me identify the beach head market, enhanced my value proposition/pitch and I have been able to confidently access eight new business development leads with organisations like the USC’s Clinical Trial Centre, SunCare, Diabetes Centre Nambour, Medimobile and Wishlist Foundation. As a result of the AHx program, NetHealth has secured three new platform agreements, progressed through to round 4 of the Ignite Grants (EoI stage) and benefited from valuable guidance from the IC, AHx team, presenters and the cohort network too.

Vidya Nallamad

Net-health, Founding Director