DetectED-X has come first in a competition held by the NSW Government that obtained 35 finalists in more than 110 applicants judged by a panel of NSW Health experts, the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Innovation Districts Challenges are designed to filter out the multitudes of research products in collaboration with universities in NSW that are addressing the challenges of Covid-19 so that large grants can be given in order to accelerate the commercialisation process.
With DetectED-X supplying a lung scan intelligence diagnosis and education platform whereby clinicians are improving their Covid-19 detection abilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic, they have received the largest prize of $250,000 out of the $500,000 seed funding available.
The grant will not only assist in the future development of DetectED-X but will also support Sydney University in the absence of international travel that has negatively impacted the institution. An attempt from the government to stimulate the economy, it will give DetectED-X widespread recognition as well as financial aid, so that the Australian community can push through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thank you to everyone on the DetectED-X team, as well as everyone involved in the competition and the members at the Sydney Knowledge Hub for making this possible.