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Innovate Health

Encouraging engagement, navigating commercialization and accelerating growth and uptake of digital health innovation in Australia

1-2 September 2020 | Pullman Melbourne on the Park

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Early bird rate (save up to $400) expires 26 June 2020 // see pricing below for details


Due to the escalation and ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 we have taken the decision to re-schedule the Innovate Health Conference to 1-2 September 2020 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

All registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email:

Innovate Health is a unique platform for joining up stakeholders across the digital health value chain, showcasing exciting innovations and provoking discussion on how to promote the development and commercialization of digital health innovations in Australia.

It will bring together healthcare professionals, startups & entrepreneurs, health tech specialists, innovation leaders, government stakeholders, regulators and business leaders for thought leadership, networking and productive discussion.

The event will:

  • Facilitate networking between clinicians, industry leaders, investors, government and startups
  • Discuss real problems faced by the health industry and explore how digital health solutions might help address these challenges
  • Offer the opportunity for clinicians, industry, government and innovators to have real discussions about their needs, challenges and opportunities for collaboration
  • Discuss how to tackle the barriers and opportunities with developing evidence based digital health solutions and effective commercialization of these innovations
  • Offer insight from best practice digital health success stories which are truly having a positive impact on healthcare, health outcomes and satisfying the needs of clinicians and consumers
  • Provide a great platform for startups and innovators to showcase themselves in front of an audience of clinicians, potential industry partners and investors
  • Promote earlier clinician consultation, validation and buy-in for innovations, digital technologies and emerging startup solutions
  • Build and grow a network/community of digital health startups, clinicians, investors and industry leaders


Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2795$2395+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1795$1495+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
  • Early bird rate expires 26 June 2020

Special subsidized rate available to startups upon enquiry to the conference producer, Danielle Newman. Feel free to call on 02 9080 4432 or email


Dr Dan Grant

CEO, MTPConnect

Associate Professor Tam C. Nguyen

Deputy Director of Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Angie Corbo-Lutowski

Pharma Informatics Business Partner - Commercial, Roche

Dr Simon Kos

CEO, Next Practice, Former Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft

Associate Professor James Lind

Clinical Lead HIU, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health

Jodie Ilam

General Manager, SBE Australia

Matiu Bush

Deputy Director, The Health Transformation Lab, RMIT University

Dr Michaella Richards

MD & Principal Strategist, The Friday Collaborative

Joanna Green

Principal, HIVE Legal

Dr Ben Hurst

Founder, HOTDOC

Peter Fitzgerald

Consultant & Former Deputy-Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

Melissa Lyon

Associate Principle, Hive Legal

Krishan Thiru

Country Medical Director, Pfizer Australia & New Zealand & Cluster Medical Director, Developed Asia (Internal Medicine)

Professor Jason Potts

Co-Director, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

Dr Rob Grenfell

Director, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity

Rachel Yang

Investment Manager, Giant Leap Fund

Ella Cannon

Associate Principal, Hive Legal

Dr Lee Walsh

Principal, Platypus Technical


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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.

** To qualify for a pitchfest spot, startups who apply must have a minimum viable product, be turning over less than $1million a year and have been in business for 5 years or less **

Apply to PitchFest @ Innovate Health here

Submissions close by Friday 19th of June 2020.

For more information on PitchFest, email

Blog articles

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 >>

when & where

01 - 02 Sep 2020

Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade,
Melbourne VIC 3002
(03) 9419 2000

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Still have a question?

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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