The Noisy Guts Project is one of 10 research teams across Australia to be selected for CSIRO's ON Accelerate4 program.
The Marshall Centre's Noisy Guts Project Team is thrilled to be selected onto CSIRO's national sci-tech program - a 12-week, full time accelerator that brings together the experience and expertise of established researchers, entrepreneurs and inspiring mentors.
Selection was tough, following a competitive two-day bootcamp in Sydney.
"Our team are really excited about fast-tracking some of the great science and technology innovation being done at UWA's Marshall Centre from the lab to the market" said Dr Josephine Muir.
The Noisy Guts Project will be in great company, joining nine other emerging technologies onto the accelerator program, including:
- Virtual reality technology that allows carers to learn by doing, safely – The University of Newcastle
- A tool for preventing faults in power network assets before energy catastrophes hit – Curtin University
- A solar forecasting system – CSIRO, Energy
- An on-the-go field tool for reliable and transportable water monitoring – James Cook University
- A new pest detection system that cuts costs and time delays for Aussie prawn farmers – CSIRO Agriculture and Food
- An alternative to the expensive and cumbersome ‘leaky gut’ test for suspected sufferers – CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
- A new way to beat the current costs and delays in new drug development – Macquarie University
- On the spot testing for elite athletes and their sport scientists – The University of Western Australia
- A small wind turbine that can produce nearly twice the power than existing wind turbines of the same size – The University of Newcastle
"We're also excited about joining UWA's other successful project - Inflamark - and look forward to ongoing collaboration and conversation with all of the teams to make the most out of this learning opportunity".
The program will culminate in a Demo Night in mid-2018 where teams will pitch their innovations to an audience of industry experts, investors and potential partners for further funding and support for commercialisation.