Innovation in medicine has always been the driving force behind progress in healthcare. In today’s rapidly evolving world, the need for continuous innovation in medicine has never been more critical. We are at the cusp of a healthcare revolution, where breakthroughs in medical research, technology, and treatment modalities hold the promise of transforming the way we prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.

To drive our vision to lead medical innovation in Australia, we are creating the St Vincent’s Discovery & Innovation Program.

This program will enhance Clinical Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship across the St Vincent’s Healthcare Precinct.

The program will consist of three pillars:

  1. The Innovation Hub – Housed in Level 9 of the St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research in the Lowy Packer Building, this specifically designed space will facilitate collaboration and ideation. It will be supported by an Innovation and Commercialisation Manager to coordinate innovation and progression of projects across the precinct.
  2. Pitch for Health – A precinct wide funding program to identify and support the best in early-stage discovery and translational research.  A ‘Shark Tank’ style Pitch for Health event will be held as part of the St Vincent’s Health Precinct Research Week.
  3. Research Fellows and Clinician Buy-Back Grants – Research Fellows are the bedrock of successful research teams, and the Clinician Buy Back program gives St Vincent’s clinicians the opportunity to pursue important research directly supporting better outcomes for our patients.

Your pledged support over 3 years can fund:

  1. An Early Career Research Fellow at $150,000 per year
  2. A Discovery and Innovation Pitch for Health Award of $50,000 per year

Your one-off gift can fund:

  1. A Clinician Buy Back Grant of $50,000
  2. Research Equipment Grants of between $20,000 – $50,000
  3. A Discovery and Innovation Pitch for Health Award of $25,000
  4. A Seminar Sponsor of the Innovation Hub, $5,000

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