KinChip Systems awarded innovation grant to support families caring for children with disabilities and medical conditions

Company Name: KinChip Systems

Announcement Date: 06/07/2018
Announcement Category: Contract/Partnership
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Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly has today announced KinChip Systems as one of six successful recipients of innovation grants worth $430,000 in total, provided through the McGowan Government's $16.7 million New Industries Fund.

The matched funding grant will see KinChip Systems and Kalparrin collaborate in the development of machine learning technologies to provide personalised support recommendations for families of children recently diagnosed with health or developmental challenges.

“This innovative project will enable Kalparrin to connect parents caring for children with disabilities to the right supports at any time of day and night.” Carrie Clark, Kalparrin CEO.

Kalparrin is WA’s largest community of families caring for children with disability and medical conditions. Based at Perth Children’s Hospital they connect families to the right supports and to other families.

“We are delighted to be working with Kalparrin to extend the reach and capabilities of their services to WA families. Timely access to quality information and resources goes a long way to relieving the stress families experience when their child needs additional support.” Cath Resnick, KinChip Systems CEO.

In a great example of cross sector collaboration, the project combines KinChip Systems’ expertise in developing digital technologies to support child development outcomes and Kalparrin’s nearly 30 years of supporting families.

The New Industries Fund program allows for government to collaborate with the private sector and leverage their expertise to support innovative job creating projects. Successful applicants were recommended by an independent evaluation panel comprised of industry experts

"The successful applicants' bids have regional, national and global application and will create jobs and diversify the WA economy.” ICT Minister Dave Kelly

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About KinChip Systems:

KinChip Systems is an award winning Australian digital health company focused on the development of personalised decision support, care co-ordination, predictive analytics and consumer engagement solutions for the global population health market.

Informed by world leading research collaborations, our lead product Kindom™ provides families with support to improve child health outcomes and in-family capabilities through innovative technological solutions.

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