The new year brings an exciting opportunity for South Australian digital health startups and scaleups with an exciting partnership between Business SA and the Digital Health CRC.

Business SA Chief Executive Martin Haese says that tech entrepreneurs are brilliant at taking products and services to the next level. However, business decisions can be difficult to navigate, particularly with an ever-evolving business landscape impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We see this a lot across the whole business community where South Australians with unique ideas that can’t get to the next level. This can happen for many reasons, like startups hoping to improve productivity, attract investors, commercialise products, or work with the research sector to develop their innovative ideas.

“This is exactly what Business SA is here to do. Our partnership with the Digital Health CRC will provide ten South Australian startups and scaleups with complimentary access to our business expertise.

“Digital health businesses will have access to our unique Business Accelerator Program that covers a huge range of essential business growth topics such as embracing uncertainty, securing new customers and retaining current customers, building your brand, and the importance of leadership and culture.”

The Digital Health CRC believes there are exciting innovations coming out of the South Australian digital health sector right now.

Projects include using real-time data for personalised health care, predictive analytics for aged care decision making, and consumer-driven apps like the CareApp that give a window into care for families and their loved ones.

CareApp Founder and Chief Executive Allison Nikula says that she is thrilled to be working with the DHCRC as the first South Australian business accessing the Business SA program.

“It can be an absolute minefield establishing your business at the pace of the digital health sector and I encourage the startup and scaleup community to take up this opportunity to support growth and success.

“In addition to being able to access coaching, growth consulting and advice including workplace relations, the opportunity to be able to connect with likeminded peers will be an invaluable outcome from this program.”

Calling for expressions of interest

Business SA and the Digital Health CRC are calling for expressions of interest for these 12-month complimentary SME memberships. Please get in touch with the Digital Health CRC to register your digital health business by emailing

You will need a valid ABN, and your business needs to be registered with a South Australian address.

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