Message from Executive Director: It all started with an idea

Monash Partners is proud to support the 2021/2022 round of Healthcare Innovation Summer Scholarships (HISS).

A joint initiative with the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) and Monash Young MedTech Innovators, the program connects clinicians who seek a technological solution to a frontline health problem with high performing students from across Monash University.

Previous rounds have seen the following ideas come to life:

• a sleeping device that seeks to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), in temporary, cramped or emergency situations.
• an all-in-one ketogenic diet tracking app that bridges the communication gap between dieticians and carers for epileptic children, thereby reducing the mental burden of engaging in a ketogenic diet and increasing compliance to the diet.
• a weight-based electronic paediatric medication dosing guide for emergency departments, and
• an alternative skin graft attachment method, to name a few.

Working together over a 12-week period, clinicians and students evaluate concepts for new technologies and create innovative proof-of-concept prototypes with potential for tangible real-world clinical outcomes.

Clinicians not only are able to mentor and work with highly motivated interdisciplinary teams of students to validate tech-agnostic concepts or ideas to address a current unmet clinical need, but learn about innovations and Health Centred Design in healthcare and how research can be translated into practice in real world settings.

Clinician applications for the HISS program are now open and close Monday 11 October.

We are truly proud to support this initiative of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, Australia’s only platform which creates an end to end pipeline, turning clinical health problems into innovative solutions which deliver a huge impact within the community.

We can’t wait for this year’s HISS applicants and students to create many new and different solutions to some of the healthcare industries biggest problems.

Apply HERE.

Stay safe,

Professor Helena Teede AM