ACHA awarded a LaunchVic grant for Founders Education Program

The Australia China Health Accelerator (ACHA) team are extremely pleased and proud to have been awarded a LaunchVic grant of $250,000 to carry out an Asia focused Startup Founders Education Program over 2019 and 2020. ACHA were one of 7 organisations awarded a total of $4.8M in the 8th LaunchVic funding round. This round has been targeted to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health and life sciences startups.

Melbourne is a world renown hub of excellence in Biotech, Medtech and Life-sciences research. There are well established commercialisation pathways to markets in the USA and European markets but less engagement with Asian and especially the significant China market. Given that China is Australia's largest trading partner as has the fastest growing health market, a guided pathway to these markets is of great assistance to Australian health Startups. 

ACHA has designed a 3-month Founders Education Program to assist Australian health innovators understand the Asian markets. The LaunchVic funding will support the development of improved understanding of Asian business culture and assist the development of productive in market relationships to access the market, manufacturing partnerships and access to capital.

The ACHA Founders Education Program will commence in January 2019. Interested parties can contact us for further details.

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The delegates had a meeting with Shenzhen Commission of Health.

ACHA team had a group photo with the Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP, Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy, Small Business; and Ms Laura Anderson, Chair of LaunchVic, and Dr Kate Cornick, CEO of LaunchVic.


Tim Carroll, the Director of Technology, ACHA introduced the program in the event.