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Launch of global program

Jen Black (Leader Innovation for Regional and Business Growth, Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport), Justin Ballantyne (Rediroom), Anna Ballantyne (Rediroom), James Burkwood (Rediroom), Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, Ron Hill (SunRamp)


Launch of global program

The SunRamp Health Technology Accelerator Program will provide education, training and support to accelerate health technology businesses.

A  new accelerator program has been unveiled supporting homegrown entrepreneurs working on innovative and tech-based solutions to address global health challenges.

The SunRamp Health Technology Accelerator Program is a 12-week program that will provide education, training and support to accelerate health technology businesses.

It will empower companies to secure new deals, build revenue and scale the business in national and international markets.

Expressions of interest are invited from those working on digital solutions to improve and transform the health sector. This could include health-based smart devices, wearables and technology, mental health apps, e-treatment, technological improvements to health industry processes and more. Visit to find out more and register your interest. The program is jointly supported by the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council.

Innovation Minister Stirling Hinchliffe says, “SunRamp’s record for success in the United States is a terrific boost for innovation on the Sunshine Coast.”

Mayor Mark Jamieson says the Sunshine Coast-based program would leverage the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network and attract, accelerate, and grow Queensland businesses to provide digital and technological solutions to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and deliver economic value for our region.

“At a time when we are encouraging opportunities to support the resurgence of our local economy, we are very pleased to see this program delivered in our region and provide opportunities for our local businesses,” Mayor Jamieson says.

“It is a great fit for the Sunshine Coast.”

The first program will run from June 8 until August 31 and include a series of six specialist workshops, one-on-one coaching and networking opportunities.

For information and to submit an expression of interest, visit the SunRamp at

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