2021 Seed Funding results

A fantastic array of opportunities for clinical innovation were proposed by Monash University affiliated clinician researchers in the 2021 MIME Seed Funding round. Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Engineering, IT and Design staff have now expressed interest in solving these clinical problems with the successful proposals outlined below.

  • 61 project-proposal applications for unmet clinical needs submitted by our clinical champions.
  • Following our Affinity meeting and review process, 39 full project proposals were submitted by clinical and faculty research teams that were rigorously reviewed and ranked by a panel of experts.
  • 9 initial projects chosen for Seed Funding Grants.
  • 1 to receive a Top-Up Grant (this project having received a Seed Funding Grant in the 2019 Round).
  • In total, $500K in Seed and Top-Up Grant funding awarded.

Thank you to all clinicians who submitted an unmet clinical need and to all researchers who submitted a project proposal. We extend our congratulations to the 10 successful project teams, and look forward to the 2022 MIME Seed Funding round.

TitleClinical ChampionLead Applicant
Influencing dysglycaemia with biofeedbackProfessor Chris Gilfillan (Eastern Health)Pari Delir Haghigi (Faculty of IT)
Innovative methodologies in AI-powered risk prediction and risk communication in pregnancy Dr Siew Lim (Monash University)Siew Lim (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences)
Inhaled alpha-1 antitrypsin therapyAssociate Professor Paul King (Monash Health)Tuncay Alan (Faculty of Engineering)
Point of care device to predict cancer associated thrombosis riskDr James McFadyen (Alfred Health)Adrian Neild (Faculty of Engineering)
Improving outcomes in CPR patientsAssociate Professor Dion Stub (Alfred Health)Andrew Stephens (Faculty of Engineering)
Mechanical circulatory support for HFpEFProfessor David Kaye (Baker Institute and Alfred Health)Shaun Gregory (Faculty of Engineering)
Preventing implant loosening in arthroplastyProfessor Peter Ebeling (Monash University)Jess Frith (Faculty of Engineering)
Semi-automated suturing instrumentation for cardiac surgeryProfessor Julian Smith (Monash University)Bijan Shirinzadeh (Faculty of Engineering)
Roadside test for fatigueAssociate Professor Clare Anderson (Monash University)Clare Anderson (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences)
Chatbot intervention for eating disordersProfessor Gemma Sharp (Monash University)Roisin McNaney (Faculty of IT)