Advance Queensland and Mater are co-funding $94,000 to Queensland start-up Eduvidd to provide increased support for Diploma of Nursing students.The Queensland Government is backing home-grown tech businesses to provide real-world solutions to Queensland challenges through a partnership between the Mater Group and Advance Queensland.
Three local businesses have recently been awarded funding to work with Mater using Queensland know-how to solve medical and training challenges, improving the lives of Queenslanders and creating good jobs for the future economy.
The partnerships are part of the $142 million Advance Queensland Innovation for a Future Economy 2022-2032 roadmap.
The partnership is the first signed under Advance Queensland’s new Private Sector Pathways Program.
Enrolments in Mater Education’s 18 month Diploma of Nursing course jumped by 28 per cent in the first 12 months of COVID.
Enrolments are still tracking well above pre-pandemic levels, but with Queensland needing an extra 12,000 extra nurses by 2025 more entrants are urgently needed to meet the state’s growing healthcare needs.
Mater Education wanted to create a stronger support system for nursing students and through Advance Queensland, they put out an open innovation challenge for Queensland Small to Medium Enterprises and scaleups to submit ideas.
Eduvidd is a professional development software and training company who proposed an immersive student experience with a holistic range of support, including AI chatbots for students, simplifying course material and gathering data on key pain points to continue identifying areas for improvement, including the rollout of their innovative training platform, myhealthPD, to hundreds of nursing students.