Surrounded by a sea of brightly coloured post-it notes and excited faces, session three of the Queensland Biomedical LaunchPad (QBL) came to a close last week, and the teams and facilitators alike were tired but satisfied with the day’s work.

Session three marks the halfway point for this new program, and all eight teams have made substantial progress, following lean innovation principles and with support from ON powered by CSIRO’s network of Mentors and Experts.

Each team was chosen because they have an idea that could change the Australian medical landscape, ranging from robotic UV cleaners to a cure for dengue. This research has the potential to save and improve lives, and QBL is helping get them out of the lab and into real-world applications.

QBL runs alongside the ON Prime pre-accelerator program, and both help teams to validate their ideas and refine their offering. While QBL focuses solely on biomedical research, ON Prime is open to all industries. Each team must include one researcher from a publicly funded company, but is also open to innovative people with wide-ranging skills that can collaborate to make change happen.

If you’re interested in the exceptional ideas that come out of the QBL program, the finals are taking place on June 18th, at The Precinct in Fortitude Valley. Find out more here .

If you’ve got a great idea that will have great social, environmental or economical impact, applications for the next ON Prime program open June 18.

Find out more about the easy application process here.

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