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Innovate Health 2021

Remote monitoring and digital innovations enabling home as the centre of care

8-9 November 2021 | Rydges Melbourne and delivered virtually

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Innovate Health will return in 2021 as an interactive face-to-face event with unique, high energy, content driven networking experiences and a top quality conference agenda. The conference is also available via our virtual event platform.

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

For 2021, we’re casting a spotlight on remote monitoring and digital innovations enabling 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.


Scott Thomson

Head of Innovation, Customer Engineering, Google

Dr Vinayak Smith

Adjunct Lecturer, Monash University- Clinical innovation management, Trainee Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr Nanda Kumar Sakaleshpura Chandrashekar

Medical Administration Registrar, Royal North Shore Hospital

Rachel Yang

Investment Manager, Giant Leap Fund

Laura Faulconer

Associate Partner, Antler

Liz Chatwin

Country President, AstraZeneca Australia and New Zealand

Associate Professor Tam C. Nguyen

Deputy Director of Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Janelle Devereux

Executive Director, Health Systems Integration, North Western Melbourne PHN

Bronwyn Le Grice

CEO, MD & Founder, ANDHealth

Dean Freestone

CEO & Founder, Seer Medical

Rajiv Jayasena

Group Leader, Health System Analytics and Victorian Lead, AEHRC CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Business Unit

Associate Professor Marc Budge

Clinical Director, Integrated Care Services and Geriatrician, Bendigo Health; A/Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Monash University

Larissa Briedis

Head of Strategic Policy at Telstra Health

Rachel Lewis

Therapeutic Area Head - Oncology, ANZ Global Clinical Trial Operations, MSD

Stephanie Chaousis

Partnerships Manager, Datarwe, Medtech Program Manager, The Queensland AI Hub

Olivia Reeves

Assistant Director, Devices Emerging technology & Diagnostics section, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Maureen Turner

CEO, BioGrid Australia

Ian Schrader

Director, Virtual Care, eHealth NSW

Gavin Whyte

Chief AI Officer, Public Sector Network

Kirsty Elderton

Principal, Nous Group

Martin Webb

Head of IT, Roche

Kyall Walker

Head of Venturing, Bupa

Deepak Biswal

Founder & CEO, CareMonitor

Dr Vikram Palit

Founder, Consultmed - Digital Referrals

Dr. Peter Brukner OAM

Founder, Defeat Diabetes

Dr. Louise Metcalf

CEO and Founder, Gheorg

Hitesh Mehta

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Nutromics

Laura Simmons

CEO and Founder, Theratrak

Luke Renehan

Founder, VaxApp

Robert Law

Director of Advisory & Insights, Asialink Business

Dr Stefan Harrer

Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Health CRC

Adam Pellas

Manager Health Pre Sales, CommBank Health

Kaushal Vyas

General Manager, Planet Innovation



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.

PitchFest Opening

Liz Chatwin, Country President, AstraZeneca Australia and New Zealand

Interdisciplinary Panel of Judges:

Bronwyn Le Grice, Founder & CEO, AND Health

Rachel Yang, Investment Manager, Giant Leap Fund

Kyall Walker, Head of Venturing, Bupa

Dr Stefan Harrer, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Health CRC

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

Announcing our 2021 PitchFest Startup Speakers!
Startup Pitches Commence

Deepak Biswal, Founder & CEO, CareMonitor

Dr Vikram Palit, Founder, Consultmed – Digital Referrals

Dr. Peter Brukner OAM, Founder, Defeat Diabetes

Dr. Louise Metcalf, CEO and Founder, Gheorg

Hitesh Mehta, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Nutromics

Laura Simmons, CEO and Founder, Theratrak

Luke Renehan, Founder, VaxApp

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

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 >>

Informa Health & Safety Commitments

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure”.

Vaccination required for all in-person attendees
To ensure the maximum safety of our audiences, Informa requires all in-person participants (speakers, delegates, partners, sponsors, exhibitors, suppliers) to be fully vaccinated in order to gain access to the physical event. For those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, we encourage you to participate in the event by booking a virtual pass to attend the event.

This is an important measure to keep our community members safe who have not yet been able to get vaccinated or who are unable to get vaccinated. We hope it will also help infuse confidence and alleviate concerns that some may still have about attending an event in person.

For more information and to see our FAQs about our Covid-19 health & safety approach, please visit

Event Health & Safety measures in place

  • Informa will continue to adhere to the COVID-19 rules and restrictions applicable to the local state government where the event will be run
  • Enhanced cleaning and hygiene practice including deep cleaning and sanitization before, during and after our events has been implemented.
  • Reduced contact registration is in place
  • Physically distanced seating options in line with local authority regulations will be provided in all venues
  • Contact tracing: All attendees will be required to check-in to the event venue using the relevant government Covid-safe app

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our purposeful and informed content incorporates commitments for sustainability within our events. In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. We also want to go further and inspire sustainable development for the industries we serve. Bringing together diverse eco-systems providing a platform for decision makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to implement widespread change.

Moving Faster Forward with Informa Connect

Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve. Explore our work, including our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives with the link below.


when & where

08 - 09 Nov 2021

Rydges Melbourne
186 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9662 0511

Rydges Melbourne is offering attendees special rate of $160 standard room. Add breakfast for $20pp. To book call Rydges Reservations +61 3 9662 0511 and mention Informa Innovate Health event.

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Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4318

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