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A new AI Lab opens at Cohort Innovation Space on the Gold Coast

Data-driven technology company, Datarwe, has officially opened the doors to its new AI headquarters at Cohort Innovation Space in Lumina, the Queensland Government’s development dedicated to growing life sciences, health and technology-related businesses within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

The custom-built space provides 24/7 access for the fast-growing team, allowing them to work flexibly and scale their operations quickly utilising the world-class facilities that Cohort already offers.

The announcement of Datarwe’s new AI lab comes just six months after Cohort announced an expansion to create multi-disciplinary scientific labs, cementing its reputation of one of the fastest growing innovation spaces in Queensland.

Datarwe’s decision to base their headquarters in the Gold Coast will play a pivotal role in providing new career pathways and local opportunities in emerging industry roles within artificial intelligence, cognitive technology and automation.

Datarwe was established in early 2019 as a public-private partnership with the aim to partner with government, industry and healthcare providers to develop the world’s most comprehensive acute care medical research data platform.

The company has since received $1.5 million in Advance Queensland funding for their Precision Medicine Data Platform with Queensland Minister for Innovation, Kate Jones praising the platform as a significant resource for medical researchers that will develop new diagnostics, treatment protocols and med-tech products in Queensland.

“The intensive care medical data platform will enable clinicians and medical researchers to more rapidly collaborate in the development of next generation AI clinical diagnostic tools and technologies” Ms Jones said.

“The Gold Coast boasts some of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence and robotics,”

“We’re supporting local companies like Datarwe to tap into growth industries like this to create jobs and further the Coast’s economic recovery from COVID-19”.

“The government knows how important it is to develop industries on the Coast that have huge demand globally. We’ll continue to back local companies to grow within Lumina and create more jobs on the Coast” Ms Jones said.

 

The Datarwe team in their new space

The Precision Medicine Data Platform works by collecting de-identified patient data from hospitals’ Intensive Care Units’ monitoring devices and clinical notes before securely enriching the data in a way that it can be used by health care professionals to make timely decisions at the patient’s bedside.

Datarwe’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr Kelvin Ross, said establishing a headquarters within Cohort provides his team access to an extensive network of world-renowned researchers, scientists, health and technology experts that are already innovating within the precinct.

“As a fast-growing technology company, we are thrilled to be able to establish a base within the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct and co-locate with existing entrepreneurs and healthtech startups.”

“Working within a collaborative space means that our team not only benefits from the existing shared facilities the Queensland Government have already invested in, but it also means our team can have organic interactions with likeminded entrepreneurs, industry professionals and students on a daily basis within the space” Dr Ross said.

“The close proximity of our new lab to Gold Coast University Hospital, one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities, is a definite bonus for us. We’re virtually walking distance and we have strong relationships with the team there already which we are intent on growing further.”

“Griffith University, one of Datarwe’s Foundation Partners is just across the road and the closeness is a definite advantage when we are collaborating on joint opportunities”.

“We are excited to be part of this unique location that nurtures emerging health and innovation startups and we look forward to pushing the envelope for AI industry development, driving new research collaborations and creating jobs of the future in Lumina” Dr Ross said.

Datarwe joins Gold Coast Health, Griffith University and Cluster Biotechnology as anchor tenants for Cohort Innovation Space.

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For immediate release.

Media Contact: Ariana Margetts, ariana@cospaces.com.au

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