What is this event about?In response to alarming rises in health care costs and a rapidly ageing population, ide Group joins Australia’s push to...

Building Better Futures for Health Challenge

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance
2000 NSW
Australia

Building Better Futures for Health Challenge

Speakers

Anne O’Neill

Director, NSW Office for Health and Medical Research, Ministry of Health

Anne is a health and medical research professional with over 20 years’ experience in the health, medical research and policy sectors. She has a deep understanding of the sector, extensive networks and has particular strengths in engaging stakeholders and facilitating collaboration. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of major policies and programs to enhance medical research capacity in NSW, and position NSW as the leading location for research and development.

Anne has particular responsibility for the development of commercialisation and philanthropy strategies for NSW. Anne holds a Bachelor of Science (Physiology and Pharmacology) and an Executive Masters of Public Administration. Anne is passionate about the role of government in building the innovation workforce of the future and developing non-traditional career opportunities for early to mid-career researchers. Anne O'Neill is Director of the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research for the Ministry of Health and Member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (NSW) Women's Leadership Network Committee.

John Kelly

CEO of Atomo Diagnostics

John has successfully worked in medical device product commercialisation for more than 15 years, focusing on the delivery of solutions that improve usability and reliability. He led the New Product Implementation Group at ResMed, where he managed the design and commercialisation of the Mirage Swift mask. John was Chief Operating Officer at ASX listed, now NASDAQ listed Unilife Corporation, where he led commercialisation of ‘Unifill’, the world’s first glass prefilled drug delivery device with integrated auto retract safety. This technology was licensed to Sanofi Aventis, securing US$47 million in licence and development fees.
 
John set up Atomo Diagnostics in 2010 to commercialise integrated diagnostics technology. AtomoRapid was a Gold Medal winner in the IVD Category and won 'Best in Show' at the 17th international Medical Design Exellence Awards (MDEA) event in New York which was the first diagnostics product to ever win best in show at MDEA. Most recently, Atomo Diagnostics was awarded a grant of AUD $1.8 million (USD $1.3M) from the New South Wales Medical Device Fund 2015-2016 and USD $6M from the Global Health Investment Fund to support the scale up of Atomo’s global health activities, focusing on continued rollout of its award-winning AtomoRapid™ HIV test.
 
John has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool, a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from Queen's University Belfast, as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Sydney where he was awarded the Business School’s inaugural ‘Excellence in Leadership’ scholarship.
Mick Brooks

Mick Brooks

R&D Manager for Imaxeon Pty Ltd

Mick Brooks is the R&D manager for Imaxeon Pty Ltd, a medical device manufacturer based in Sydney and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer Inc. He is also a member of Bayer’s Global Radiology leadership group, charged with managing the design and strategic direction of Bayers radiology product lines.

Mick has worked as a practicing engineer in a variety of fields including telecommunications, radio and optical astronomy and medical devices over a 25 year career. Engineering and design work has led to stints in Canberra, the US, Germany and Japan contributing to telescope design, printer software, anaesthetic ventilators and, more recently, powered injector systems for using in diagnostic imaging. Micks professional interests include the use of closed loop control systems, decision support software and design theory.

Dr Alan Taylor

Dr Alan Taylor

Executive Chairman, Clarity Pharmaceuticals

Dr Alan Taylor has a background as a scientist, investment banker, entrepreneur and investor. Alan is currently very active in the Australian start-up area, investing in, advising and taking an active role within a number of early stage companies. Alan is currently the executive chairman at Clarity Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on developing radiopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

Alan is also the chairman and co-founder of Mizzen Group Pty Ltd, a new technology start-up company. Alan is passionate about the commercialisation of Australian science and technologies, either in general technology or the life sciences.

Alan has approximately 10 years of investment banking experience, and was until recently an executive director and shareholder of Inteq Limited, a boutique Australian investment bank, where he remains on the Board of Directors. Alan has significant experience in capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate advisory. At Inteq, Alan was involved in some of the largest ever medical device transactions in Australia.

Alan completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Science at the University of Sydney, where he finished first in his year and won the prestigious University Medal. He completed his Ph.D. in Medicine at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen

Multi award-winning speaker and social researcher

Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.
 
Widely recognized for having his finger on the pulse of business and culture, he has helped some of the world’s best-known brands navigate change and stay ahead of the curve.
 
As a leading specialist in demographic shifts, change management and future trends, Michael features regularly as a commentator on TV and radio and has written four bestselling books. His first book, The ‘New’ Rules of Engagement focuses on strategies for leading and connecting with Generation Y. His newest release, Winning the Battle for Relevance is a revealing look at why even the greatest brands and organisations become obsolete...and how to avoid their fate.
 
Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across five continents since 2004 and is known for his high-impact, research-rich and entertaining conference presentations.
 
In 2015, Michael was named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year and was inducted into the Speakers Halls of Fame.
 
"A fascinating and entertaining speaker."
Macquarie Bank
 
"The best presentation I've seen! Michael's depth of knowledge and applicable stories were fantastic."
Marketing Manager, Pepsi
 
“Michael was fantastic - so well researched and an incredibly engaging speaker” General Manager, Laing and Simmons Real Estate
 
"Michael is an engaging speaker with a powerful message and practical advice. I would highly recommend him."
GM of Marketing, Canon

Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.

Event Details

What is this event about?

In response to alarming rises in health care costs and a rapidly ageing population, ide Group joins Australia’s push to find and invest in great ideas that can make a difference to people’s health. This event is a product idea pitching competition that will showcase some of the latest advancements in health technology and innovation.

Why should you attend this event?

  • Join us at this event and be the first to witness a new breed of health innovations bubbling to the surface in Australia’s very own back yard.
  • Experience a lively tournament atmosphere as Australia’s best and brightest battle it out for the chance to win $25,000 worth of design, development and commercialisation support to help build their idea into a commercially viable reality.
  • Feel inspired and gather valuable insight from a judging panel of Medtech industry leaders.
  • Enjoy a rare networking opportunity with medical device designers, entrepreneurs and investors.

Special Guest Speaker 

Michael McQueen, Multi award-winning speaker and social researcher.

Official Judging Panel

Anne O’Neill, Associate Director, NSW Office for Health and Medical Research, Ministry of Health

Mick Brooks, R&D Manager for Imaxeon Pty Ltd

John Kelly, CEO of Atomo Diagnostics 

Dr Alan Taylor, Executive Chairman, Clarity Pharmaceuticals

About ide Group

ide Group creates meaningful products that change lives, grow new organisations and build better futures. Together, ide partners with like-minded organisations and invests in new technologies to create new businesses around intellectual property. Since 2003, ide has grown over 70 organisations and realised over 250 projects across the medical technology landscape, including respiratory care, drug delivery, radiology, radiotherapy and point of care diagnostics. Driven by the hope to make a difference, ide helps bring complex projects to life through selflessness, creativity, discipline and grit.

Find out more at www.idegroup.com.au

Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.