Bionics Challenge 2021 is open now!
Share in $300,000 of combined cash prizes and expert mentoring!
Busting the silos of endeavour to ‘seed’ and support cross-border, cross-disciplinary bionic innovations.
At Bionics Queensland, we are collaborating with innovators, building teams, seeding great ideas and supporting, showcasing and accelerating ‘next level’ game-changing discoveries in human bionics.
We are connecting with and encouraging the ‘best and brightest’ minds to work with ‘end users’ and carers, clinicians, technology leaders, science-based start-ups and investors to deliver a new generation of bionic solutions.
A fusion of exciting technologies is shaping ‘moon shot’ discoveries in human bionics i.e. the devices, implants and treatments that change lives. With our partners in Australia and around the globe, we are accelerating innovation at the intersection of neuroscience, electronics, bio-medical engineering, robotics and regenerative medicine.
Engage with us to build and participate in a fast-expanding community of bionics innovators and ‘stand-out’ projects.
Learn more about our Human Bionics LivingLab program of activities, take a ‘deep dive’ into our Bionics Discovery Hub, jump in to enter Bionics Challenge 2021 or talk to us about supporting your journey, idea or innovation.
Human bionic interfaces brings the prospect of fuller participation for millions of people with previously untreatable conditions.
By 2035 our concept of “human” will be tempered by a generation of bionics devices and treatments already emerging. Human centred design is vital in shaping the future!
Bionics Challenge 2021
This years Bionics Challenge, delivered in partnership with the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (Qld) has an overall $300,000 in combined Cash Prizes, Mentoring and Acceleration.
Bionics Challenge 2021 winners receive project-specific mentoring
Our Bionics Challenge 2021 winners will receive project-specific mentoring from Dr Robyn Stokes (CEO / business and marketing strategist) and Dr Laura Faulconer (global VC executive, medtech startup founder, architect of Australia’s Actuator fund and an all-round guru on accelerating and partnering to succeed. Challenge finalists and winners will also interact with a stellar line-up of internationally recognised business and medtech advisors and supporting agencies.
Now more than ever before, we can envisage new bionic pathways back to optimal health and wellbeing. Electroceuticals is one of the exciting windows to that future
BIONICS RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
Optical stimulation to improve neural activation
At the Bionic Institute in Victoria, researchers have demonstrated that combining electrical stimulation with optical stimulation markedly improves the spatial and temporal precision of neural activation.
The research team is also exploring the use of optogenetics to introduce light sensitive ion channels into neural membranes to enable a wider suite of bionic treatments
Motor Accident Insurance Commission
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) Queensland is our major funding partner. The rehabilitation of Queenslanders impacted by road accident trauma, disabilities and chronic health conditions underpins our highly valued partnership.