Perth Biodesign

Digital Health

Perth Biodesign for Digital Health Course is developed as a collaboration between Perth Biodesign and Curve Tomorrow as part of WA’s first Digital Health Accelerator program lead by the Telethon Kids Institute. Over 3 months, teams will identify digital and mobile health challenges in clinical settings, learn how to apply the Biodesign method to research and evaluate needs, and then use the Curve Way to ideate solutions and plan to implement.

Perth Biodesign

Digital Health


Applications are now closed for Perth Biodesign for Digital Health 2020

How It Works


Participants spend 10+ hours in hospitals, clinics, surgeries or working with community groups, identifying and validating potential unmet needs.


Teams ideate digital health solutions using the Curve Way and develop the concept.


Teams develop the business models and implementation strategies necessary to move forward after the course.

Our Team


Dr Matt Oldakowski is a biomedical engineering researcher, inventor and entrepreneur. Matt is the co-founder and CTO of two medtech companies, REX Ortho and Cervical ChinUp. Matt is the Co-Director of Perth Biodesign where he educates and incubates multidisciplinary medtech innovation teams and also the Co-Director of Biodesign Australia that brings together Biodesign programs from around Australia to share resources and best practice. Matt was previously a Global Fellow at Stanford Biodesign and an Endeavour Executive fellow.

Course Director

Dr Matthew Oldakowski

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Mohinder is a serial socialpreneur and robotics engineer with a love of Design Thinking and Agile Development. With over 15 years of experience and several startups behind him, he is focused on positively impacting society through innovation. Mohinder is the co-founder and Director of Curve Tomorrow, a Melbourne-based technology company aimed at bringing digital health products to market by combining design with the latest technology and proven medical research. Curve Tomorrow is a leader in digital health across public & private sectors, with offices around the world including Silicon Valley, France and India. They are dedicated to solving challenging problems to improve health and wellness. Eventually Curve aims to impact the lives of one billion people around the world.

Course Director

Mo Jaimangal


Eldin Rostom is a mechanical engineering graduate from Curtin University (Australia) who is passionate about driving global innovation in healthcare with a particular focus on Australia, the APAC region and his native country, Mauritius.

Since pivoting his career from the resources industry to healthcare, he co-founded and is involved in two early stage startups, “Calor Medical” which aims at improving first aid for burn injuries and “Diag-Nose” which is a diagnostic tool for acute bacterial sinusitis. He is also currently working with the design teams of two other medical innovation companies in Perth involved in innovation for Orthopaedics (Hip Fractures) and Paediatric ENT (Otitis media with Effusion).

Eldin has previous experience in the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Process including finding and evaluating clinically unmet needs, market landscape, patient journey mapping and stakeholder engagement as well as medical device development including business case development, product design, prototyping, computer aided-design and engineering. 

Course Director

Eldin Rostom

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Intan is a biomedical engineer and entrepreneur focused on developing medical devices. She is the CSO of an orthopaedic start-up REX Ortho and also the co-founder and CEO of Cervical ChinUp which distributes a novel neck support device to help manage neck pain. She has been the course co-director of Perth Biodesign for the last 2 years, and now bringing the initiative together across Australia as co-Director of Biodesign Australia.

Course Director

Intan Oldakowska

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Arthur is the Head of Product Management at Curve Tomorrow, which he joined after one of his many successful startups, Progressive Medical, was acquired in 2019. 

Arthur has over 16 years experience in project management, business development, marketing, running businesses and currently heads up a team of software developers and solutions architects. 

With strong experience in providing IT enabling solutions, this enables him to effectively match business needs with technology solutions and manage successful delivery. Drawing on his extensive experience in a range of projects and organisations, he know how (and how not) to use IT to deliver the best results. 

Course Director

Arthur Ong


Richard is passionate about improving and innovating healthcare in Australia and globally. Currently, Richard acts as the Vice Chair for HISA WA (Australia's peak digital health body), as an advisory board member for Wise Realities and is committed to building the healthcare innovation ecosystem in WA. Richard has experience in process mapping, business case development, medical device development, chronic disease management, and clinician stakeholder engagement. Richard has previously worked with Michael Mosley and other doctors in the area of developing sustainable healthcare to individuals/groups with diseases of lifestyle and at PwC Australia in healthcare consulting. 

Richard aims to change healthcare in Australia to a more patient focused system that rewards quality outcomes rather than fee for service. He also believes that technology, innovation and entrepreneurship will play a vital role in the continued improvement of the healthcare system.

Course Director

Richard Macliver


Kristen is the Operations Manager of Accelerating Australia and Course Coordinator of the Perth node of Biodesign Australia. Having coordinated the Perth Biodesign course since 2017, Kristen has extensive experience working with early stage startups.

With a BSc in Pharmacology and several years' experience working in technology commercialisation and innovation, Kristen is a firm believer that having a strong business model is just as, if not more, important as having a great technology when it comes to having an impact on patient care. 

Course Coordinator

Kristen Houston

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