Centre for Biomedical Technologies Inaugural Conference (2021)
Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November 2021
Prof Mark Kendall, Founder, WearOptimo
Mark (pictured right) is a biomedical engineer, inventor, scientist, entrepreneur and business-builder. Mark is the Founder and CEO of WearOptimo, advancing Microwearable sensors for precision medicine. The companies licensing Mark’s patents/technologies have generated a combined economic value of $2 Billion. Mark is internationally-recognised as a leading innovator in producing technology solutions to global health problems; and a translator of commercial technologies focusing on delivery of drugs to skin and skinbased disease diagnostics. This has culminated from more than 23 years of experience researching, developing and innovating: authoring > 200 refereed publications, and being an inventor on > 140 granted patents.
Dr Robyn Stokes, CEO, Bionics Queensland
Robyn (pictured left) joined Bionics Queensland as CEO in 2020 after successfully leading her own business Stokes Strategy and Research for more than a decade. Robyn is widely recognised for her successful career as a university lecturer, her visioning and strategy expertise, research and marketing insights and capacity to leverage major projects and events including Australia’s G20 hosted in Brisbane. As Co-Chair of Bionics Queensland and subsequently the CEO, Robyn designed and delivered Australia’s first ever Bionics Challenge (now an annual event) and a suite of growth-enabling projects designed to build a successful bionics industry cluster.
CBT Program Session: Medical Imaging, Biomechanics and Robotic Technologies
Find out more about the Medical Imaging, Biomechanics and Robotic Technologies research program.
CBT Program Session: Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Find out more about the Stem Cells and Tissue Engingeering research program.
CBT Program Session: Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
- Prof Prasad Yarlagadda
- Prof Zhiyong Li
- Prof Emilie Sauret
- Prof Cheng Yan
- S W Mudiyaneselage Amal Ishantha Senevirathne
Find out more about the Medical Device Design and Manufacturing research program.
CBT Program Session: Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Find out more about the Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine.
CBT Program Session: ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics
Find out more about the ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics.
CBT Program Session: ARC Training Centre for Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling & Manufacturing
Find out more about the ARC Training Centre for Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling & Manufacturing.
CBT Program Session: ARC Training Centre for Collaborative Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing
Clinical & Commercial Translation Panel
Left to right: Anne-Marie Birkall (Venture Partner & Director, OneVentures), Dr Laure Martine (Head of Professional Products, Ellume), Prof Chamindie Punyadeera (Griffith University), A/Prof Devakar Epari (QUT), Dr Edmund Pickering (CBT Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Panel Moderator)
Poster Session – The Cube
Conference award winners
(L-R) Jorden Davern (Best Poster – HDR), Dr Alka Jaggessar AFHEA (Best Rapid Fire award), Travis Klein (Centre Director), Anjali Jaiprakash (Deputy Director), Dilpreet Singh (Best Poster runner-up – HDR) and Raphael Chijioke Oryeagba (Best Poster runner-up – HDR)
Prof. Ana Deletic, Exec Dean of Engineering
Professor Ana Deletic joins QUT from the University of New South Wales (Sydney) where she was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor in the Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2017. Prior to that, Ana was Associate Dean of Research in the Engineering Faculty and the Founding Director of Monash Infrastructure Research Institute at Monash University.
Dr Navid Toosi Saidy, Digital Health Leader, Max Kelsen
Dr Navid Toosi Saidy is the Digital Health Leader at Max Kelsen, driving the implementation of digital innovation in healthcare. Navid holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and medical device development, and has previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on translation and commercialization of 3D printed biodegradable implants. Drawing on several years of experience collaborating at the University research level, with medical device companies and regulators, he is currently focused on enabling artificial intelligence-based healthcare solutions to be commercially developed and applied in real world clinical settings.
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Keynote speaker Professor Mark Kendall, CEO & Founder of WearOptimo, discusses the similarities between academic research and commercialisation:
Conference presenters Dr Laure Martine (Head of Professional Products, Ellume) and Dr Navid Toosi Saidy (Digital Health Lead, Max Kelson) discuss academia and industry:
Conference panelist Anne-Maree Birkill, Venture Partner & Director of OneVentures, discusses the commercialisation of new technologies: