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University-based clinical researchers developed a device and associated software to provide a telehealth platform for physiotherapy, speech therapy, audiology and occupational therapy.

The devices were being built by hand and sold to not-for-profit organisations such as Blue Care and Hear and Say.

Funding was required, along with the development of the next generation of devices for the Australian and international market.

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  • IIG helped NeoRehab apply for a Commercialisation Australia grant.
  • Working closely with the technical team, IIG engaged design companies and software programmers to develop the next generation of the product.
  • IIG’s extensive engagement with early adopters of the technology informed the direction of the designs and overall functionality of the system.


  • The management team’s deliberate staged approach changed the strategy from a hardware focus (building custom hardware systems that were calibrated to the software) to a software-only focus.
  • Secured grant funding of $245,000 to progress the software development activities.
  • A US university is now using the technology in a clinical trial.
  • A ‘hearing-related’ multinational is assessing the platform for delivery of support services.

Start-up companies we have worked with:

The Impact Innovation Group provides the corporate rigour that many of our early stage ventures require. They provide the timely, on-demand inputs that assist us to achieve our capital raising and licensing objectives.

Dr Dean Moss CEO
UniQuest Pty Limited
The Targeted Innovation Management System delivered outstanding innovations that have been simple to implement, while enhancing our bottom-line.

Ryan Clerihew NuChem Pty Ltd
The ongoing support of the Impact Innovation Group in engaging with industry across a range of robotic, motion sensor and nano technologies has greatly enhanced our commercialisation efforts.

Gary Heyden Former Director of Deakin Research Commercial
The Impact Innovation Group’s structured approach to innovation greatly assisted our grant application with Commercialisation Australia as well as the ongoing implementation of our business strategy.

Clint Ramsay Director of NeoRehab Pty Ltd
As an investor, your approach to identifying ideas to ‘bypass bottlenecks’ is a refreshing change.

Peter Riikonen Director of BioHerbicides Australia Pty Ltd
Brian was a guest speaker at one of our client events. His presentation resonated with our audience and attracted a very high satisfaction rating when we polled guests afterwards, especially for his delivery style and solid grounding in the topic of maximising the return on innovation investment.

Ross Patane Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath Australia

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