Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and CSIRO united to deliver the Innovation Districts C19 R&D Challenges (IDC), designed to accelerate businesses working for a better future post-COVID-19.
The IDC project is a $3 million investment by the NSW Government in the state’s innovation ecosystem to fast-track products and services that address pandemic-induced challenges in our working and personal lives.
Technologies that support remote business operations, working from home, remote communications, remote sensing and monitoring, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, as well as remote health and medical solutions supporting telehealth, mental health and resilience, were all focused on.
“NSW is home to world-leading research and innovation, which is why we are helping to connect our best and brightest to address the big challenges we’re facing. As Australia’s National Science Agency, CSIRO is committed to supporting local SMEs”. – Dr Marcus Zipper, Director of Manufacturing at CSIRO.
Peak Medicals product aims to reduce traffic into hospitals through delivery of health services post operation at home. Reducing the transmission risk of Covid-19 whilst reducing the cost and barriers associated with accessing Healthcare.
These invaluable resources made possible by the NSW Treasury, CSIRO, Mr Lance Chia and Western Sydney University will fast track our product into peoples homes as early as June 2021, says Founder, Hayley Saddington. “Our mission is to change how people access Healthcare for the better, its often too costly or difficult to access, keeping people healthy at home will reduce community transmission of COVID-19 – these are some of the challenges we overcome with our new technology”.
About Peak Medical
Peak Medical is Founder Hayley Saddington’s second MedTech startup. Having commercialised globally the most accurate range of motion tool available, over the past 9 years in the therapy industry. Hayley Saddington is a seasoned entrepreneur, voted top 50 women in business, Telstra Business Woman of the Year (Innovation), a Channel Ten Sharktank Top 5 pitch and one of 200 around the world each year chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Hayley is now launching Peak Medical, with a strong team in place, R&D of product 1 of 5 near ready for manufacturing, with strong scaling opportunities across multiple health industries, Peak Medical has transferable core technology allowing them to quickly build out new products that meet current demands and trends in Healthcare and that contribute to a reduction in COVID-19 transmission.