We are pleased to announce that as part of Decoding Dementia 2019, four ideas have been selected to receive support to progress towards commercialisation. The aim of this initiative is to inspire and find technological ideas which break down the barriers for people living with dementia, their families and carers, so they can remain socially-included, accepted, independent, able to access high-quality health care, and connected with the people and places they want.
Thank you to all of the participants who submitted ideas, participated in workshops, and made their pitches to our expert panel. A huge thank you also to our judging panel and Dementia Advocates – people living with dementia and carers - who volunteered to provide input so the ideas and final pitches focused on the needs of people impacted by this condition.
As a leader in the technology innovation space, Dementia Australia was honoured to have been tasked by the Australian Government Department of Health to lead this initiative and we thank the many Department representatives who supported this project. We also extend our thanks to Deloitte Australia for sharing their expertise and working with us to deliver the program, especially for the two final pitch events in Sydney and Melbourne.
Well done to the winners Matiu Bush for Audio Kinetic Jukebox, Nan Yu for My Dementia Companion, Nicc Johnson for Muru Music, and Anne-Louise and Mark Underwood for MemBo Noticeboard.
We look forward to watching these ideas develop.