The Future of Med-Tech in a COVID World
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact around the world. Unforeseen challenges have forced industries everywhere to innovate like never before.
The MedTech industry is no exception. In addition to increasing manufacturing capacity and capabilities, innovators and industry leaders have had to look outside standard medical and health sectors to explore creative solutions and support public-health needs.
Learn how some of the world’s best MedTech innovators from Australia and Israel have embraced this challenge. Our dynamic panel will discuss where they see trends and changes in the global MedTech ecosystem and what the future holds for MedTech in a COVID world.
Meet the Panel:
Health 10x Program Manager, UNSW Sydney
Dina Titkova is the Program Manager for UNSW’s Health 10x Accelerator program, which us a result of a collaboration between the University of New South Wales and The George Institute for Global Health, which joined forces to deliver a unique highly targeted health accelerator, supporting entrepreneurs, teams, and start-up companies that are seeking to develop products or services aimed at improving health outcomes for people in lower and middle income countries. Dina is a business development professional with 10+ years of international experience in Life Sciences companies (Medical Devices / Digital Health / Pharma) from start-up to corporates, combined with solid academic background in biomedical engineering and entrepreneurship. Most recently focused on enabling successful partnerships to improve primary care administering and health outcomes, producing results, both working individually across business units and as a part of the team. View Dina’s LinkedIn profile here.
Professor Alon Wolf
VP External Relations & Resources Development and Head, Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab, Technion Institute of Technology
Prof. Wolf earned all of his academic degrees from the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Israel. Immediately after receiving his Ph.D., he joined the robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a research scientist, as well as the Institute for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery as a research faculty and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as an Adjunct Faculty of CT Surgery. In March of 2006 Prof. Wolf returned to Israel and joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion where he founded a new research lab, the Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab (BRML). The objective of the research in the BRML is to develop fundamental theories in bio-kinematics and biomechanics as well as to apply these theories to applications in medical robotics and biorobotics. Prof. Wolf is a co-inventor and co-founder of Medrobotics Corporation and is the director of FIRST in Israel, a volunteering activity to promote STEM (science technology and math) among young school students (15,000 participants in Israel). He won numerous research awards and was elected to the 2016-2017 IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Distinguished Lecturer Program and was awarded Fellow of the American Association of Mechanical Engineers. Lately, he was appointed as the director of the Israeli Olympic Sport Research Centre. Prof. Wolf’s urban search and rescue snake robot and his surgical snake robot were elected best technology of 2012 and 2014 respectively, by the prestige journal of popular science. In late 2019, Prof. Wolf took the office of Technion Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development.
Greg Peake (BME '02, BID '03)
SVP Innovation, ResMed
Greg Peake is the Senior Vice President of Innovation in the Sleep Business at ResMed, where he leads a future-focused team using data analytics and digital technology to improve the products and care for people with sleep apnea. Greg and his team utilise and enhance one of the world’s largest patient monitoring systems and fleet of connected medical devices. Greg previously led the company’s Sleep-Disordered Breathing Business Unit, and held several other roles in Engineering, Strategic Marketing and Executive Management roles over the past 15 years, working in Australia and in the United States. Greg graduated from the University of New South Wales with degrees in Mechatronic Engineering and Industrial Design.