4 / July / 2019

Do you have the next game-changing idea that will advance Australia’s aged care sector?


Posted 4 July 2019


Do you have the next game-changing idea that will advance Australia’s aged care sector?

CareFactor is Australia’s first aged care incubator program, providing the skills, resources and support for aged care start-ups, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and will provide a platform to develop and test unique solutions to solve key industry challenges.

Who is it for?

  • Entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • Innovators and ‘intrapreneurs’ within aged care (or other) organisations
  • Researchers or university students

What do participants get?

  • Intensive Learning – Hands-on workshops with market-leading tools teaching you how to commercialise.
  • Structured Program – Focused program based on proven recipes for putting innovation into practice, delivered by experts.
  • Best-in-class Mentors – Guided engagement with expert mentors and industry stakeholders.
  • Exclusive Networking – Access to a unique network of industry experts and mentors, and an opportunity to pitch to investors.
  • Subsidised Participation – Participants will receive up to $10,000 of in-kind value over the 12 weeks.

Value for aged care service providers:

Aged care organisations are encouraged to submit in-house teams with an idea or project.

  • Commercialise your Innovation Agenda – Use CareFactor to grow and meet your organisation’s strategic innovation goals.
  • Support your Intrapreneurs – Strengthen your innovation culture by supporting in-house entrepreneurs to apply entrepreneurial tools and methods.

Value for the research and innovation community:

  • Clear to-market path – Fast-track the route from laboratory to industry with a focused commercialisation program.
  • Industry Engagement – Opportunity to engage and form partnerships with key industry stakeholders, investors and buyers

Dates and location

Bootcamp – Friday 19 July 2019 - Register

Incubator Program - 23 September until 13 December - Apply now – includes:

  • 3 Day Masterclass will be held on 23 – 25 September in Brisbane’s CBD,
  • 8 Week Mentoring Course will be completed online from Sept to Nov 2019.
  • Demo Day on 4 December.

12 Month Regional Extension Program

  • For entrepreneurs and start-ups in regional, rural or remote areas to participate and engage with the content from the CareFactor Incubator courses.  
  • Registrations to open in November 2019 for 2020 start date 
  • 4 start-up and innovation skills training short courses delivered in regional aged care hot-spots followed by monthly short topic webinars for 12 months including access to exclusive networking events.

More information

Please contact carefactor@bris.bentleys.com.au if you have any questions about CareFactor or would like to speak further about the program.