Our Bionics Challenge sees start-ups, R&D leaders and everyday innovators work ‘head to head’ with end-users of devices and treatments to jump-start new discoveries and fast track new bionic solutions to transform lives…potentially the life of someone you know.
Entries to Bionics Challenge 2022 can focus on breakthroughs, new ideas or improvements in one or more of our four main categories of medical bionic innovations.
Bionic-robotic technologies, devices and power sources to optimise bionic limbs, hands and feet; robotic gloves and exoskeletons; plus, bionic interfaces that seek to restore spinal sensation and movement.
Devices and technologies focused on: hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch and other senses – balance, skin tension, pressure, pain and temperature.
Bionic Implants & Organs
Artificial, Bio-robotic and AI-enabled organs or organ software; biofabricated tissue-engineered implants; bionic organs and organoids and implantable nano-devices.
BCIs, Neurobionics and Electroceuticals
Brain-Computer-Interfaces, Neural or AI-enabled Implants, Deep Brain Stimulation, Optogenetics, Electroceuticals and Neurotherapies for Mental Health Conditions.
How do we define ‘bionics’?
A genuine bionic solution will involve a therapeutic intervention, sensory feedback and/or full or partial restoration of a human function via a prosthesis, implanted device or organ aided by brain-machine interfaces, implanted AI or electrical stimulation of nerves or muscles. Neurobionic treatments, external stimulation devices, wearables and allied health services expand the possibilities for road accident survivors and others.
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 inviting the ‘best and brightest’ minds to co-design game-changing devices and treatments with ‘end users’ and carers, clinicians, technology leaders, science-based start-ups and investors. A fusion of exciting technologies is shaping ‘moon shot’ discoveries in human bionics. 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.
Building great teams, accelerating innovation
A 5-Week Bionics Deeptech Immersion purpose-built for teams seeking a top-up intensive or shorter program. Bionics Challenge winners must have some prior knowledge of medtech innovations and commercialisation to enter this program.
Progress of our Bionics Challenge winners is reviewed alongside milestones to motivate, support and accelerate great innovations to market.
Our Bionics Challenge 2022 winners will receive project-specific mentoring from Dr Robyn Stokes (CEO / business and marketing strategist) and a stellar line-up of medtech innovation and start-up advisors, design, marketing, funds attraction and IP specialists.