ANDHealth Activate, the first dedicated digital and connected health accelerator program, supported by LaunchVic and designed specifically for the Victorian SME community today announced the 15 digital and digitally enabled medical technology companies that will benefit from this new program.

Over the next six months, the 15 cohort companies– 6 of which are female-founded – will participate in a highly customisedprogram that will support them scale up and navigate the complexcommercialisation pathway in digital and connected health, ultimatelysupporting them to raise capital, secure enterprise customers and enter newinternational markets.

The 15companies selected for the 2023 ACTIVATE first cohort are:

  • PerfusionMap: Empowering anaesthetists and intensive care     doctors to better manage perfusion, improving clinical outcomes and     decreasing ICU length-of-stay.
  • Humanetix: Providing the only care management platform     in Australia that has been independently proven to help Aged Care     operators stay ahead of the demands of the digital era.
  • Cyber Clinic: Changing the way you access mental     healthcare by matching clients and their mental health professionals based     on needs and expertise rather than location.
  • GenoVic: A clinical genomics platform that enables     the delivery of genomic medicine at scale.
  • Optiscan Imaging: Optiscan is a global     leader in the development, manufacture and commercialisation of     endomicroscopic digital imaging technology solutions for medical,     translational and pre-clinical applications.
  • Lenexa Medical:  Providing LenexaCARE, a revolutionary     solution for the effective management of pressure injuries in hospitals,     aged and in-home care. 
  • CollabCare: Making the lives of our elders a little     better through purpose-built digital health solutions. Their FamilyShare     solution supports people living with dementia through better connection     with their loved ones and their cherished memories.
  • Kontent Labs: Providing edtech for medtech: white-lable,     no-code platform for trusted clinical channel education, accreditation     & commercialisation.
  • Tournicare: Developing a next generation blood pressure     management system (ARMA) that empowers health care professionals and     patients to more effectively diagnose and manage blood pressure to reduce     cardiovascular disease.
  • Virtetic: Leveraging the power of virtual reality and     wearable sensors to make rehabilitation and prosthesis use training fun     for people living with limb loss and to empower clinicians to make     data-driven decisions. 
  • Diag-Nose Medical:  Developing AI-enabled laboratory tests     to help Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialists with improved patient     access, triage, treatment selection and monitoring for patients suffering     from chronic nasal disorders.
  • Siara Health: Digital tools to     educate and engage with patients before and after surgery, providing     individually tailored medical information, reminders, and outcome data for     improved patient outcomes.
  • Alerte Digital Health: Using artificial intelligence to     semi-automate or automate ECG and Echo procedures processes. By using AI,     Alerte’s applications can introduce efficiencies, reliability,     consistency, and greater accuracy across many medical locations, consumer     applications and medical devices.
  • Cape Bionics: Producing custom-fit compression garments     from a 3D scan.
  • SmartHeal: Developing an end to end wound care platform     to improve the management and negative patient outcomes of chronic wounds.


ANDHealth Managing Director and CEO Bronwyn Le Grice said, “We’re excited to offer the ACTIVATE program to these promising Victorian digital health companies. Activate brings together a unique combination of elements from our flagship programs, into a free 6-month program which provides hands-on support, mentorship, pre-vetted and curated industry experts and access to global industry leaders, focused on supporting companies to become investment and enterprise customer ready”

“Victoria currently represents 39% of Australia’s evidence-based digital and connected health sector, making it an ideal place in which to design and deliver the next cutting edge commercialisation program in the ANDHealth program suite,” Ms LeGrice said.

“We believe some ofVictoria’s next big success stories will pass through this program on theirjourney to commercial success.”

Victorian CEO and Founderof VaxApp Luke Renehan, who has participated in previous ANDHealth programs,supported the approach: "These programs are world class. ANDHealth has givenus access to potential partners, clients, investors, advisors, funding, newinternational markets and insights from global leaders we would not have hadaccess to otherwise."

The inaugural cohortannouncement follows ANDHealth being awarded $1.4M in funding from LaunchVic toestablish a novel accelerator program for high-growth-potential digital healthstartups in October 2022.

The funding will be used by ANDHealth to run ACTIVATE three times over three years out of the VictorianConnected Health Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (CHICC) based in theMelbourne-CBD.

This year’s cohort was selected through a competitive screening process by ANDHealth’s multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral selection judging panel.