CIMIT: A platform for innovation
Moving projects towards implementation requires the use of a structured process. Sydney Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (SCIMIT) is the platform Tyree IHealthE uses to determine which of the many potential areas of healthcare innovation to pursue, based on verified needs and capabilities. SCIMIT is a collaboration-intensive initiative based on the successful model founded in Boston, USA (CIMIT). It provides a forum for clinicians, technologists, and entrepreneurs to identify and address unmet healthcare needs. The SCIMIT process ensures that all research and development projects carried out by Tyree IHealthE have both clinical and commercial relevance.
A core component of SCIMIT is the Guidance and Tracking System (GAITS), a platform that supports the assessment of commercialisation processes. Tyree IHealthE was granted access to several GAITS licenses by MTP Connect, Australia's growth centre for medical technologies, biotechnologies, and pharmaceuticals sectors. A number of these licenses have been awarded to the winners of the inaugural Catalyst Awards and the teams will have access to a mentor who will guide the project teams through the SCIMIT process.