To enable those with hearing loss to live a life without limits, and hear a world of sound. Hemideina takes inspiration from nature to develop solutions for human hearing. It is our mission to be a trusted source of innovation for those with hearing loss.

Cyban Pty Ltd is an Australian technology company focused on developing a novel, non-invasive continuous tissue oxygen monitor. Initial commercialisation focus is on measuring cerebral (brain oxygen) in intensive care and emergency departments. Cyban was formed from research led by Dr. Barry Dixon, an Intensive Care Clinician. Dr. Dixon recognised that a major clinical challenge exists for patients with severe traumatic brain injury in that current monitoring systems have significant limitations. Consequently, detection and treatment of tissue hypoxia is often delayed, resulting in a worse injury to the patient. Cyban’s technology aims to reduce or eliminate secondary injuries due to hypoxia by allowing early detection and more importantly intervention for a better patient outcome.

TMS Australia’s vision is to use technology to bring happiness and laughter back into people’s lives. The TMS Australia clinics were founded in 2016 by psychiatrists Professor Paul Fitzgerald – one of the world’s foremost TMS experts – and Dr Ted Cassidy, who both have extensive experience treating depression using TMS. They were motivated to bring outpatient TMS treatment to the forefront of mental healthcare as a safe and effective treatment for depression as it was internationally. Today, TMS Australia’s network of clinics is expanding with one goal: bring the best possible TMS care to more Australians.

Agersens is a new technology company developing an animal collar and phone app to help beef and dairy farmers reduce their labour costs and increase their productivity by automating the movement and control of their livestock. Agersens’ eShepherd is a GPS based collar and smart device app that can: • help beef and dairy farmers increase productivity while also reducing their costs • improve the health and welfare of livestock • promote a cleaner environment by preventing cattle from polluting our waterways, or overgrazing and damaging our land. Agersens’ eShepherd was named one of the Top Ten Australian Innovations of 2018 Agersens was named one of the world’s top disruptive brands of 2017

BioMelbourne Network is an industry-led membership association for organisations engaged in biotechnology, medical technology and health innovation in the state of Victoria. Our role is to foster links between companies, research organisations, financial markets and government, creating an environment for greater collaboration and prosperity.

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University is recognised for the excellence of its education and research in the medical, health and sports sciences.

Henslow is an independent advisory firm that supports growing companies and their stakeholders through every phase of the business evolutionary life cycle. Working with entrepreneurs, management and investors, Henslow’s holistic and independent approach is to bring the right capital or to carry out the appropriate transaction at the right timethat will maximise the outcome for the company and its stakeholders.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is committed to strengthening society through world-class governance. We aim to be the independent and trusted voice of governance, building the capability of a community of leaders for the benefit of society. Our membership of more than 43,000 includes directors and senior leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.

CPA Australia is one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a global membership of more than 164,695 members (as at 31 December 2018) working in 150 countries and regions around the world. Our core services to members include education, training, technical support and advocacy. Employees and members work together with local and international bodies to represent the views and concerns of the profession to governments, regulators, industries, academia and the general public.

The Australian Investment Council is the voice of private capital in Australia. Our members partner with businesses across every sector of the market to help them grow, while supporting their local communities and creating new employment opportunities. Businesses backed by private capital investment make a significant contribution to growing the nation’s economy.

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