Hills calls for applications for innovation Pitch Day

Hills is calling for applications for the first round of this year's Pitch Day, which aims to provide development and commercialisation support to inventers.

Last year's Pitch Day entry, a nurse call pendant specifically designed for people with arthritis, has since been turned into a prototype and is set to hit the market this year.

Industrial design staff and graduates from the University of South Australia worked with Hills Health Solutions at the Hills Design Centre in Adelaide to develop the product, which is designed for ease of use by people with arthritis and low hand dexterity who find it hard to grasp a pendant or press buttons.

Hills' chief of innovation, health and growth, Leica Ison, encouraged innovators looking for support to commercialise their idea to apply now.

“At our Innovation Centre, Pitch Day applicants who are selected to proceed get to work with product design specialists to develop their idea from concept to reality,” Ms Ison said.

“It’s an exciting opportunity and Hills is proud of its commitment to these innovation projects as they work to bring real projects to market.”

Applications for the first round close next Friday, April 10. See the Hills website for more details.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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