One week to go for Pitch Day Applications

There is only one week to go for Hills first round of Pitch Day applications in 2015, with applications closing on 10 April.
Hills Chief of Innovation, Health and Growth, Leica Ison encouraged innovators looking for support to commercialise their idea to apply now.

“Hills want our Pitch Day innovation process to bring ideas to life.
“At our Innovation Centre, Pitch Day applicants who are selected to proceed get to work with product design specialists to develop their idea from concept to reality,” Leica Ison said.
Last year’s Pitch Day entry which was selected to progress was the arthritis pendant designed to assist arthritis sufferers.
Typically, nurse call devices are designed to meet the general requirements of hospital and aged care environments. However, aged residential care brings with it additional unique considerations for its environment. Single button nurse call pendants which have frequent use (5-20 times per day) are not necessarily user friendly and comfortable for arthritis sufferers.
This is the first project to come through the Hills Design Centre in Adelaide. Industrial design staff and graduates from the University of South Australia worked with Hills Health Solutions to develop a new nurse call pendant with a focus on making the pendant easy to use for people with arthritis and low hand dexterity.
“It’s an exciting opportunity and Hills is proud of its commitment to these innovation projects as they work to bring real projects to market,” Ms Ison said.
To find out how to apply, visit the website.

Melanie Stewart, Hills Limited, Product Communication and Innovation Manager
MB: +61 479 072 233