The Challenge - Pilbara Tour

Published on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at 9:34:51 AM

The Government of Western Australia has issued a global challenge for a world-leading medical research and innovation solution to resolve a pressing problem of health service delivery in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

 10 finalists have progressed to the proof-of-concept stage, where they will have 12 months to deliver their solution on the ground in the Pilbara.

The best solution will take home the $5 million prize supported by our partners, the Future Health Research and Innovation Fund, Rio Tinto and BHP.

 The Challenge is to develop and propose a solution that uses technology, supported by research, to improve health outcomes for people living in regional and remote Western Australia.

 Submissions were encouraged from industry, private sector, public sector agencies, universities, research institutes or collaborations from around the world.

The winner will demonstrate proof of concept against an outcomes-based framework and can integrate solutions into existing models of healthcare delivery in the Pilbara.

 The WA Department of Health is leading the implementation of The Challenge on behalf of the Government of Western Australia.

 The finalists attended a tour of Jigalong, Newman, South Hedland, Roebourne and Karratha in November 2023.

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