Project Edge is a unique collaboration among organisations that share the vision and capability to lead the world to a new reality for people with spinal cord injury.
Our partners are dedicated to excellence in research and big-picture thinking to create measurable, real-world impact for those who suffer from this debilitating condition and their loved ones.
Founded in 1994, SpinalCure’s sole aim is to find a cure for spinal cord injury through the promotion and funding of medical research.
Over it’s two decades, SpinalCure has directly and indirectly raised over $80 million dollars to drive this forward, and it’s now that we are seeing results in the clinic that will have a meaningful impact on the quality of life for people with an injury.
Many of Australia’s leading spinal cord injury clinicians, researchers and experts, play an advisory or directorial role at SpinalCure Australia, ensuring the long-term success and integrity of the organisation and the research that it pursues.
UTS is one of Australia’s premier educational institutions, with its sights clearly set on a research future. The UTS 2016-20 Research Strategy is an ambitious plan to grow the university’s national and international reputation as a leading incubator of technology solutions.
Health is one of UTS’s clearly defined research Focus Areas, and the university is perfectly positioned to facilitate the interdisciplinary approach and industry interface that Project Edge will require to succeed.
Established in 1967, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is a member-based community organisation. Our mission is to create independence, dignity and unlimited opportunity for people living with SCI and other physical disabilities, their families and carer.
We focus on the following areas:
- Enhancing people’s functionality and health through exercise
- Offering information on services, advice and support
- Sharing the lived experience of having a SCI through peer support
- Awarding grants for equipment, services or activities
- Influencing social change on a systemic and individual level
- Supporting people back into employment, education or training
- Providing care on a one-off or emergency basis
Become a Partner or Supporter
You want to fund projects that create measurable impact, facilitate meaningful change and improve people’s quality of life.
Professor Edgerton’s research into Neurostimulation offers an unprecedented opportunity for the repair and recovery of the damaged spinal cord and the return of movement and function to the 15,000 Australians and millions worldwide that suffer from spinal cord injury.
“We’re on a mission to cure spinal cord injury – join us”
We are seeking a number of visionary, investment partners and supporters to help us raise the $15 million required to establish and fund the five-year project.
With an estimated annual cost to the Australian economy of $4 billion and with the average lifetime care cost for a person with a high-level spinal cord injury totalling $9.5 million there is an urgent and compelling need to fund this vital research.
Talk to us about becoming a partner today:
Kate Retallack, Executive Officer – Partnerships