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Innovate Health 2022

Remote monitoring and digital innovations that enable diagnosis and home as the centre of care

26-27 July 2022 | Collins Square Events Centre, Melbourne

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Innovate Health will return in 2022 as an interactive face-to-face event with unique, high energy, content driven networking experiences and a top quality conference agenda.

Innovate Health is about accelerating the growth, uptake and commercialisation of digital health innovations across the health industry in Australia.

The 2022 agenda will see a renewed focused on the opportunities with remote monitoring and digital innovations that enable diagnosis and home as the centre of care.

There’s no substitute for face-to-face networking & direct engagement

Innovate Health is an important platform for facilitating collaboration between clinicians and decision makers in the health sector, tech innovators/startups, government, investors and business leaders in the industry (including pharma, health insurers, medtech etc). Moreover, it creates an opportunity to discuss real solutions and technologies which truly meet the needs of clinicians, consumers and benefit the health industry.

Get in the room with the right people and make real connections.

Topics to be addressed;

  • Bridging effective healthcare from the hospital into the home setting
  • Real Time Patient Monitoring Systems from government support and funding to emerging solutions
  • Telehealth Innovations & general adaption including remote telemedicine & telecare
  • Wearable monitoring technology
  • Governmental & private implemented virtual care program
  • and many more…..


Kumaran Mani

Associate Director - Business Development, Digital Health and Healthcare Innovation Hub Lead - Australia & New Zealand, AstraZeneca

Cassandra Ryan

Clinical Program Lead Hospital to Community Integration, Wellbeing SA

Shannon Watt

Chief Cardiac Physiologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Bronwyn Le Grice

CEO & Managing Director, ANDHealth

Theodore Chamberlain

State-wide Clinical Lead Hospital in the Home Healthcare Improvement Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland Department of Health

Dr Kean Kuan

Chief Medical Officer, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Chirag Lodhia

Coordinator & Principal Trainer, Digital Health Training & Adoption, Clinical Pharmacist, Monash Health

Stefan Harrer

PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre Ltd

Grace Lethlean

Chief Product Officer, ANDHealth

Kate Munnings

Chair, Digital Health CRC, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Virtus Health

Dr Vinayak Smith

Head of New Ventures, Virtus Health, FRANZCOG Trainee, Physician Scientist, Monash University, Monash Health

Marlien Varnfield

Group Leader: Health Services, Australian e-Health Research Centre, Health & Biosecurity, CSIRO

Lyndon Goddard

Senior Legal Counsel, Eucalyptus VC

Dr Erol Harvey

CEO, ACMD Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery

Marjan Mikel

Managing Director, Respiri

Hugo Rourke

Chief Executive Officer, Perx Health

Kate Symons

Director of Innovation, Silver Chain Group

Deborah Kuchler

Managing Director, The Innovation Company Pty Ltd

Fiona Hinchliffe

Executive Director Health Integration and Community Services, Mater Health

Konrad Kangru

General Practitioner, Whitsunday Doctors Service, Co- Chair, Queensland Rural & Remote Clinical Network

Colin Hackwood

Managing Director ANZ, OneView Healthcare

Rica Lacey

Director Indigenous Health, Darling Downs Health Service

Dr Shannon Nott

Rural Health Director of Medical Services, Western NSW LHD, Medical Advisor, Virtual Care, NSW Ministry of Health & Chair, Virtual Care Community of Practice, ACI

Dr Nic Woods

Health Industry Advisor, Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft Australia

Craig Lambert

Managing Partner, XT Ventures

Emily Casey

Founder, What the Health, Explorer, AirTree, VC investor, Side Stage Ventures

Trent Billington

Software Engineer - Growth, Eucalyptus VC

Peter Birch

Founder & CEO, Talking Healthtech

Christie Jenkins

Associate, Blackbird VC, Partner, Athletic Ventures

Dr Sarah Crowe

Founder and Director, 4eyesVision

Manjul Rathee

CEO & Cofounder, BFB Labs

Maree Beare

CEO & Founder, Clinials

Dr Rebecca Saunderson

CEO, Consentic

Ashley Hanger

Founder & Director, Stripped Supply

Niels van Sparrentak

Co-Founder & CEO, Tournicare

Misha Garg

Medical Operations Strategy Lead, Eucalyptus VC

Annette Schmiede

CEO, Digital Health CRC

Charles Waterfield

Director of Commercial Excellence, AstraZeneca

Davis Lemke

Senior Executive, Partnership and Business Development, Medibank Health Solutions


PitchFest Sponsor

PitchFest @ Innovate Health is a dedicated opportunity for innovators to give a 5 minute pitch to a multidisciplinary judging panel of clinicians, investors, business leaders and mentors before taking 5 minutes’ worth of questions from the panel and audience. It’s a chance for startups to put their company on the radar of the right contacts and for established players and health professionals to identify and partner with innovative teams.

For startups this is a unique opportunity to pitch to a potential first customer, investor, clinician/frontline provider, and future commercialization partner.

2022 PitchFest Speakers

We’re delighted to announce the startups who will be pitching in this year’s Innovate Health PitchFest!

Dr Sarah Crowe, Founder and Director, 4eyesVision

Manjul Rathee, CEO & Cofounder, BFB Labs

Maree Beare, CEO, Clinials

Rebecca Saunderson, CEO, Consentic

Ashley Hanger, Founder & Director, Stripped Supply

Niels van Sparrentak, Co-Founder & CEO, Tournicare

Interdisciplinary Panel of Judges:

Kumaran Mani, Associate Director – Business Development, Digital Health and Healthcare Innovation Hub Lead – Australia & New Zealand, AstraZeneca

Grace Lethlean, Chief Product Officer, ANDHealth

Dr Vinayak Smith, Physician Scientist, Monash University/ Monash Health, Head of New Ventures, Virtus Health

Christie Jenkins, Associate, Blackbird VC, Partner, Athletic Ventures

Craig Lambert, Managing Partner, XT Ventures

Dr Nic Woods, Health Industry Advisor, Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft Australia

Moderator: Peter Birch, Founder & CEO, Talking Healthtech

Health Box

Health Box is a video-on-demand service providing a deeper dive on key topics, themes and questions relating to health and life sciences events in Australia and APAC. Visit our website here.

Health Box boasts a rich mix of free content for you to “snack on” at your own leisure including:

  • Speaker interviews
  • Executive briefings – short messages from organisation CEOs or senior management
  • Fast Chats – an interview style short video (5-10minutes) from an expert thought leader in your organization to provide solutions to challenges, announce new products, make a company announcement and many more.
  • Explainer videos – a short custom video providing targeted content as a potential elevator pitch, educating buyers about a specific issue or product feature.
  • Expert panels
  • LinkedIn Recommended Ads – get your brand Infront of our market leading LinkedIn Groups.

Each Health Box episode is different and each month we release a new episodes on different topics.

Have a message, project or idea to share? Connect with us ahead of our upcoming episodes to learn how you can get involved or we can work with you to create a new episode. Let us take care of you!

For more information on how your company can get involved in a Health Box episode, contact

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

Blog articles

The decreasing emphasis on technology in designing future healthcare
As a doctor who works in tech, Microsoft’s Health Industry Executive and Chief Medical Officer Dr Nic Woods’ outlook for the future of health is notably un-technology focussed. Read more >>

Vaccine development – what have we learned from COVID-19?
Globally, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has been seen to infect more than one hundred thousand people in a single day, with a fatality rate of up to five percent. Read more >>

Commercialising Healthcare Innovation
The Australian healthcare sector is not short of innovation. In a single year, around 10,000 digital health apps will be added to the app store; almost as many pharmaceutical research papers will be published by academic journals; and the Australian medical technology (medtech) industry will gross upwards of ten billion dollars. Read more >>

What healthcare solutions does Australia really need?
In the context of future Australian healthcare, it is important that healthcare innovators don’t simply come up with solutions they think are good for problems they think exist. This is icare’s approach to stimulating and facilitating innovation in healthcare. Read more >>

Why we need greater collaboration between the health and tech sectors
Technology is a major player in today’s business landscape. Improved processes, seamless deliverables, and enhanced client experiences. Much of the reason industries can no longer go it alone. The key? Collaboration. Read more >>

The development of robotics and AI in the health sector
The future of surgery promotes a remarkable partnership between humans and machines. A collaboration seeing the impossible possible, transforming the medical world as we know it. Precision, efficiency, affordability, recovery – just the tip of the scalpel. Read more >>

Opting In to Innovate Health
The Economist featured an article focused on “Doctor You” and how data will transform healthcare. From better diagnosis, to management of chronic illness and artificial intelligence to identify cancerous tissue – the use of digital innovations to transform healthcare is here. Read more >>

Innovate Health Speaker Spotlight: Bronwyn Le Grice, ANDHealth
We spoke to ANDHealth’s powerhouse female founder & MD, Bronwyn Le Grice about ANDHealth’s purpose, her visions for innovation in the health industry and what it will take to create a cohesive and collaborative digital health industry. Read more >>


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when & where

26 - 27 Jul 2022

Collins Square Events Centre
Level 5, Tower 2/727 Collins St
Docklands VIC 3008
+61(03) 9252 7670

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