Advance Queensland and Mater will work closely together throughout the coming years to explore and leverage the talent of local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups.
Dr Peter Steer, Mater Chief Executive Officer, and John Lee, Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport, announced this innovation partnership during a showcase event at Mater Newstead that highlighted innovation projects already underway across the state.
One of these innovation projects that is co-funded through this partnership is the Immersive Learning Pilot Project, which is being delivered by Queensland business PeopleTech Revolution. The project pilots the use of immersive technology, such as virtual reality, to provide and prepare staff for real work scenarios that aim to improve knowledge retention and patient care.
The pilot will also deliver immersive training for Mater staff allowing them to experience what it feels like to be a patient or colleague, understand the perspective of others and practise skills and conversations.
PeopleTech Revolution specialises in co-designing experiences and using virtual reality technology to deliver soft skills training.
Visit the Mater website to find out more about the Advance Queensland and Mater ongoing partnership.