We believe the next wave of healthtech innovation
can be built here in Australia.


for the 2024 LuminaX HealthTech Accelerator

10 Australian
health startups.

LX is a leading Australian accelerator that provides comprehensive support to ten healthtech startups, including the investment, networks, and resources required to build globally successful companies.

Since launching in 2021:

LX has turbocharged 31 Australian HealthTech startups with vital support, resources, and guidance to commercialise and scale. We’ve fuelled them with $5.3M in direct funding through our VC partners & mentors and connected them with 200+ clinicians, execs, and experts. 

Key dates:

Applications Open: 29 Jan

Applications Close: 11 Mar 5pm AEST

Program Start: 15 April

Meet the mentors

Who are we looking for?



Startups focused on improving health outcomes, including bio, medical, mental, fitness, sport, and wellness sectors.


Startups using technology to solve problems in the healthcare space i.e. platforms, apps, databases, mobile solutions and wearables.

[ AI / ML]

Startups looking to integrate or better utilise data and ML tech to improve existing products and gain a competitive advantage.

What do we offer?



  • Selected startups will be offered up to 300k investment
  • $50k in-kind program support + no equity in LX 24′
  • Startups will be connected to a network of Venture Capital Funds & early-stage investors

Connections and Access

  • 40+ of top mentors, clinicians, experts and entrepreneurs
  • Access to clinical trials, and research
  • Weekly 1:1 with mentors and coaches in residence
  • Workspace during the entire program
  • Ongoing coaching and customised support


  • 14 workshops to guide commercialisation
  • Investor readiness package with our lawyer in residence
  • Branding package with our brand creative in residence
  • Partners perks valued at $40k, inc $25K in AWS credits

Calling on healthtech founders, curious cats, technologists, and anyone else who wants to make an impact in the Australian health space!

Program Breakdown

Our friendly mascot – Dr Unicorn M.D. has the full program breakdown here.

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The LuminaX Accelerator is delivered at Cohort Innovation Space.

Cohort Innovation Space, an Economic Development Queensland initiative, is a home for founders, innovators, researchers, scientists and students on the Gold Coast. Located in the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct, Cohort operates in 3 buildings with over 2500m2 of internal space with world-class facilities and innovation programs.

Visit: www.cohortspace.com.au

ESIC Certified Accelerator

LuminaX is one of only a handful of accelerator programs around the country to gain ESIC eligibility, meaning startups who are accepted into LuminaX Accelerator will gain 50 points out of the 100 points required to qualify as an Early Stage Innovation Company, unlocking significant tax incentives for early stage investors.

2024 Partners

Through Economic Development Queensland, the Queensland Government have created Lumina, the 9.5h of development-ready land for sale in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

As landowner, master developer and planning authority, Economic Development Queensland are facilitating the development of Lumina over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Gold Coast is Australia’s largest regional city and offers unequalled lifestyle choices in an economy worth more than $38 billion, supporting over 630,000 people and over 70,000 businesses. The City of Gold Coast has a number of business support, investment and business attraction programs to support continued growth and new investment in the city.

QIC is a leading investor and institutional manager specialising in diverse global assets, managing over A$106 billion in funds across continents.

The QVCDF, a Queensland Government program managed by QIC, aims to accelerate, develop, and enhance the venture capital industry in Queensland by investing in innovative early-stage QLD startups and attracting venture capital funds to the state. 

2024 Industry Partners

Mater has been a leader in Queensland’s health sector for more than a century, combining its mission to provide compassionate patient care with its drive for excellence through innovation and research.

Mater has been a leader in Queensland’s health sector for more than a century, combining its mission to provide compassionate patient care with its drive for excellence through innovation and research.

Griffith Health offers a welcoming environment and more than 100 degrees built on new thinking, new skills and new ideas. When you study health at Griffith, you’ll join a caring community and be introduced to a team-based approach to healthcare, gaining hands-on, practical experiences right from the start. The LuminaX project aligns with Griffith University’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a healthier and inclusive future for all.

IntelliHQ is a NFP dedicated to supporting clinical AI innovation and up-skill the healthcare workforce to interact with applied AI tools. IntelliHQ has a strong network across public and private healthcare, medtech, AI and data industry.

IntelliHQ’s purpose is to improve digital health outcomes, create opportunities for new jobs, attract entrepreneurs & investment, and achieve global recognition for innovation & commercialisation.

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