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ANDHealth has been awarded $250,000 to deliver a bespoke intensive Digital Health Market Success Bootcamp for up to 40 Australian digital health companies.


MTPConnect CEO Dr Dan Grant says ANDHealth’s focus is on equipping digital health innovators with the skills needed to grow commercially successful companies. “Through ANDHealth’s intensive, five-day focused curriculum, representatives from digital health companies will take a deep dive into clinical evidence, regulation, business models, intellectual property, partnering, attracting investment and exploring new international markets,” he says.


“These are the real-world skills that underpin successful companies, allowing them to build the capital they need to continue innovating, market their products to the world and employ more Australians.


“Extending ANDHealth’s program through our Project Fund Program recognises its significant successes and lays the ground work for it to continue.”


ANDHealth Managing Director Bronwyn Le Grice says the Bootcamp will boost

Digital Health_Creating a New Growth Industry in Australia explores the strengths, opportunities, constraints and barriers to the commercialisation of evidence-based digital health technologies in Australia.


Digital health represents a technological evolution that spans the entirety of the healthcare paradigm, from prevention and diagnosis, to management and treatment. Digital health transforms the way frontline healthcare services are created, delivered and measured by putting patients at the centre of their own health and care. This creates a new focus on “healthcare consumers” and “the empowered patient” as a driver of improved health outcomes.


In order for the full benefits of these technologies to be realised, there needs to be a widespread understanding that digital health extends beyond health information technology and infrastructure, and is an independent industry to medical devices.


“Our report makes the case that Australia has the opportunity right now to develop an internationally competitive digital

On behalf of the Board and Foundation Members, ANDHealth is pleased to present our inaugural annual report, which spans our activities from incorporation to 30 June 2018.


Notable highlights include:

  • Establishment of a unique non-profit model to deliver highly tailored support to emerging digital health companies

  • Creating the only program providing specific support to the nascent digital health sector in Australia

  • $1.84 million of value contributed and made available to our six 2017 cohort companies

  • Significant commercial achievements by our 2017 cohort companies since commencing the ANDHealth+ program including:

    • A$7.7m of dilutive and non-dilutive funding raised

    • 24 new jobs created, and 2 new industry CEO roles

    • Over 4700 patients served

    • Commercial and clinical pharmaceutical company pilots

    • Significant interstate and international expansions

  • An events program which attracted over 850 industry professionals and showcased four global leaders


Many thanks to MTPConnect, our Foundation Members and


Digital health companies announced for industry-led accelerator


The ANDHealth+ 2018 cohort was announced by the Hon Philip Dalidakis. (L-R) Raghav Murali-Ganesh - CancerAid, Sue Dafnias - Vitalic Medical, Hon Philip Dalidakis, Bronwyn Le Grice - ANDHealth, James Fowles - Hello Sunday Morning, Grace Lethlean - ANDHealth, Gil Hidas - Kesem Health, and Pete Saunders - Health Delivered.


Tuesday 17 July 2018, Melbourne, Australia—Five digital health companies have been announced as the successful applicants for ANDHealth+ 2018, Australia’s only mid-stage digital health, market and investment readiness program.


The five companies in the 2018 cohort were selected by a highly experienced industry selection panel from 42 high quality submissions from across Australia, and were announced today by The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, Innovation and the Digital Economy, and Small Business.


ANDHealth+ addresses an unmet need in company support available for digital health companies by

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ANDHealth are delighted and extremely proud to congratulate Grace Lethlean, our Director, Programs, on receiving BioMelbourne Network's 2018 Emerging Women in Leadership Award.

The award recognises rising stars with high potential for future success and is awarded to a positive role model with leadership skills and traits and actively contributes to supporting and advancing the biotech and medtech industry. Grace was presented with her award on 11 May by Vicki Ward MP.

Congratulations Grace - we cannot think of a more deserving recipient for this prestigious award!

Click here for the press release.

Pictured: Kathy Connell (L), Senior Director New Ventures, ANZ at Johnson & Johnson Innovation received the Woman in Leadership Award, and Dr Amanda Caples (middle), Victorian Lead Scientist received the Most Valuable Woman in Leadership Award.

"I highly recommend any ambitious digital health companies looking to turbo-charge their clinical or commercial validation, to apply to the ANDHealth+ program" - 2017 cohort company, Perx

Applications are open to the ANDHealth+ 2018 Program. ANDHealth+ provides critical financial and strategic input into mid-stage digital health companies looking to raise growth capital or enter international healthcare markets. Successful applicants will receive up to $60,000 funding to access specialist third party services and activities, and up to $150,000 of in kind support to enhance their ability to penetrate global markets and/ or raise significant growth capital. No transfer of equity or intellectual property rights is required to be a participant in the ANDHealth program. Apply until May 31, more information via our website.

To view the press release, click here.

The Digital Health CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) was announced today by the Federal Government. ANDHealth welcomes the news that more than $200 million will be invested to develop and test digital health solutions with real outcomes for patients and hospitals. As an industry partner on DHCRC's bid, ANDHealth looks forward to collaborating with the DHCRC with a focus on supporting the commercialisation and implementation of Australian digital health innovation for the benefit of all Australians.

ANDHealth Managing Director Bronwyn Le Grice commented, “The successful bid for a broad-based digital health sector is an important step in building a vibrant and well supported digital health sector in Australia. The DHCRC brings together a large and diverse group of stakeholders from across sectors affected by and involved in digital health, and we look forward to working with the team to identify and develop new digital health innovations with international investment

We are delighted to welcome the newest addition to ANDHealth, Karen Clarke, as Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Operations.

Karen Clarke comes to ANDHealth from the Victorian Government where she was responsible for investments in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals companies, and worked to grow the sector through policy and strategy.

Previously, she was at the helm of the Victorian Platform Technologies Network, delivering a community of open-access facilities within universities and research institutes across the state, for use by researchers and industry alike. With a BA and BSc (Hons) from Monash University, Karen has experience in stem cell research and research infrastructure management. She is delighted to join the ANDHealth team and looks forward to building the digital health sector in Australia.

Funding for Australia’s first living database of health innovations across digital health, medtech and pharmaceuticals has today been announced. The project will catalogue and track the progress of health innovations under development in Australia and make the information accessible to all on a public online platform. The project will receive $100,000 from MTP Connect.

The project consortium is led by Canberra-based start-up Health Horizon, and includes ANDHealth as a consortium member.

Link to the living showcase: Australia's Health Innovation Showcase
For the media release, click here.
For the MTP Connect and Health Horizon Announcement, click here.

ANDHealth congratulates the ANDHealth+ 2017 cohort, DoseMe, Human Gas Capsule, PenPal, Perx, Seer Medical and Skin View.

ANDHealth’s first cohort of companies will benefit from a hands-on advisory group drawn from ANDHealth’s industry members, which include Novartis Pharmaceuticals, RMIT University, Planet Innovation, Curve Tomorrow, The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, GP2U, HPM Executive, AusBiotech and HealthXL, that will work alongside each company to define and support a project which makes a significant contribution to their market readiness. In addition to the time and resources of the advisors, companies also can access $60k of project funds, media and communications support, intellectual property advice and access to a global network of digital health experts.

For the Press release, click here.

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