The Bionics Institute 2023 Open House event was a resounding success, with over 100 people visiting on Wednesday 16 August to take part in tours of our laboratory and hear from our researchers, engineers and scientists about their work.
We ran six tours throughout the day, providing opportunity for students, supporters, industry connections and fellow med tech innovators to learn more about the impact of our research.
We were thrilled to be able to offer hands-on experiences under the guidance of our lab team, and showcase projects including our Alzheimer’s research, hearing therapeutics, vagus nerve research as well as provide insight into our engineering capabilities.
Held as part of National Science Week, we’re proud that this ‘Inspiring Australia’ initiative was supported by a National Science Week grant from the Australian Government.
I don’t think the average person appreciates what is happening behind the doors of the Bionics Institute. It should be a point of pride for Melbourne and the nation. Open House attendee
Tours covered research and initiatives such as:
Using magnetic stimulation to fight memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
A test for tinnitus that lays the groundwork for new treatments
A new hearing test that will give babies the best chance of hearing clearly and learning to speak
Using nanotechnology to restore age-related hearing loss.