It’s time to work ‘head-to-head’ with others to jumpstart that new bionic discovery, fast track your innovation and transform lives…perhaps the life of someone you already know.
Bionics Challenge 2021 covers four main categories of bionic innovation…
Bionic arms and hands; Robotic gloves; Bionic limbs, ankles and feet; Balance and gait; Spinal mobility treatments; Exoskeletons
Devices/technologies focused on: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Smell and Balance; Somatic Senses: Touch, Skin Tension, Pressure, Pain and Temperature
Bionic Implants & Organs
Bio-robotic and AI-enabled organs or organ software; Bionic organs and organoids; Tissue-engineered implants – bone, vascular grafts, cartilage, and other implants; Implanted nano-devices and treatments
Bionics, the Brain, Neurotech and AI
Neural implants; Deep Brain Stimulation ; Neural and AI-enabled rehabilitation technologies; Brain-Computer-Interface Devices; Electroceuticals
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, stent or organ aided by brain-computer or 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 consumers.
Building great teams, accelerating innovation
Our Bionics Deeptech Mentoring and Commercialisation Training Program is offered in two formats pending the background and experiences of our Challenge 2021 start-ups and R&D teams.
An 8-Week Program of Bionics Deeptech Webinars, Sprints and Exercises plus Milestone Deep-Dive Sessions. The deep-dives to review team progress feature at the start, middle and end of the program and are repeated quarterly or half yearly for Bionics Challenge winners (aligned to progressive allocation of cash prizes).
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.
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.