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2018 National iAwards Winners and Merit Recipients

Winners


WA
Thales
Stingrae Enhanced Boarding Party Capability
Public Sector and Government - WA
Stingrae improves the operational effectiveness of naval boarding operations at sea and increases crew safety. Transforming boarding operations from a slow and largely pen and paper based solution to a secure near real time digital capability – a customised software solution integrates mobile, wearable and wireless technologies.
SA
Complexica
Larry, the Digital Analyst®
AIIA Innovation of the Year - SA
Larry, the Digital Analyst® is an enterprise software application developed by Complexica, which helps B2B sales staff become more effective. Larry is based on external datasets and machine learning algorithms, and brings optimisation to the sales process by automatically telling each salesperson what customers/prospects to visit, what conversations to have, what products to offer, and at what price.
VIC
Blamey Saunders Hears
Facett: A Modular Self-fit Hearing Aid System
Victoria State Government Inspiration of the Year - VIC
Facett is the world’s first modular self-fit hearing aid. It is part of a digital solution that reduces barriers to hearing aid uptake and enables users to program their settings independently—regardless of proximity to an audiologist. Facett uses magnetic modules to simplify daily maintenance tasks and facilitate inexpensive upgrades, and empowers people who have dexterity and visual impairments with independence.
NSW
CancerAid
CancerAid
Startup of the Year - NSW
CancerAid is a doctor-designed app changing the way we provide cancer care by empowering patients from diagnosis, through treatment, and into survivorship. The app lets patients understand the diagnosis, organise their journey and feel connected through a support team. CancerAid is bringing a patient-centric experience into a provider-centric world and is free to download for Android and apple users worldwide.
VIC
Blamey Saunders Hears
Facett: A Modular Self-fit Hearing Aid System
Research and Development Project of the Year - VIC
Facett is the world’s first modular self-fit hearing aid. It is part of a digital solution that reduces barriers to hearing aid uptake and enables users to program their settings independently—regardless of proximity to an audiologist. Facett uses magnetic modules to simplify daily maintenance tasks and facilitate inexpensive upgrades, and empowers people who have dexterity and visual impairments with independence.
NSW
The Ripper Group & UTS
SharkSpotter©
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year - NSW
SharkSpotter© is the world's first automatic, real-time artificially intelligent Shark Detection System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones). SharkSpotter© enables drones to patrol beaches to detect sharks and other safety hazards (rips, etc) and people in distress through real-time image processing. It is currently deployed at more than a dozen beaches and has assisted over 50 people in the past year.
NSW
Staybil
Staybil
Big Data Innovation of the Year - NSW
Commuting is terrible. For humans, the planet, and also businesses. By optimising staff distribution and ensuring employees work closest to home, Staybil addresses the root causes of commuter congestion. Our software uses transport network data, Google maps API, and smart HR data to create huge network optimisations for services companies, reducing up to 17% of employee turnover and associated costs.
ACT
Penten
AltoCrypt Stik
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - ACT
Penten's AltoCrypt Stik provides Defence and Government with secure wireless access to highly classified networks allowing the workforce to be more mobile and create modern work spaces. Only 25% of Defence workers use laptops or tablets compared to 77% of business workers. AltoCrypt Stik removes the security barrier preventing Defence and Government workers using laptops and tablets.
SA
The University of Adelaide
Automated Hip Fracture Detection
Undergraduate Tertiary Students - SA
William Gale developed an automated machine learning system (based on Deep Learning) to detect hip fractures from frontal pelvis x-rays, which is an important and common radiological task. The system was modelled with 53,000 clinical x-rays (representing a decade of scans from the Royal Adelaide Hospital) and can be applied to clinical data, automatically excluding inappropriate and technically unsatisfactory studies. The Automated Hip Fracture Detection system demonstrates diagnostic performance that matches or even exceeds the performance of human radiologists – making it the first large-scale method to reach such performance on a clinical radiological task. Further to this, a new method of interpreting the predictions of deep learning-based classifiers has been well received by doctors. Translated to clinical practice, such a system has the potential to increase the efficiency of diagnosis, reduce the need for expensive additional testing, expand access to “expert-level” medical image interpretation, and improve overall patient outcomes.
NSW
Kooringal High School
The Amazing Annoyatron
Senior Students - NSW
The Amazing Annoyatron is a fun and affordable educational kit designed to introduce kids and teens to electronics and coding. It was created by a 14 year old high school student from Wagga Wagga NSW who designed the kit and its 20 projects along with the website https://edukits.co to sell the product and to house the kit's instructions. The innovation is unique in terms of its ability to introduce electronics and coding to a range of users that may not ordinarily be interested in exploring these technologies. Kids learn about coding with 20+ cool creations that you can build and re-build to prank your family and friends. The invention makes learning about technology super-exciting and is fun for the whole family. The Amazing Annoyatron can give kids a head-start with electronics and coding, preparing them for a tech-savvy future.
NSW
St Josephs Catholic Primary School Como
HappyNess App: Helping Girls Return to Happiness
Junior Students - NSW
With increasing levels of anxiety in schools alongside busy home schedules, research shows that Aussie kids are the most stressed kids on earth. Team HappyNess wanted to help find a solution to this growing problem and created an app for the Android platform called HappyNess. It's designed for girls aged 7 to 12 and helps girls return to happiness when life gets stressful. There are five ways the app seeks to do this: 1. Music - listen to the team's fave songs. 2. Meditation - relax and follow a guided meditation. 3. Laughter - you won't be able to hold it in after seeing the cutest kitten/puppy/baby videos. 4. Exercise - proven to turn a mood around - by following an easy workout. 5. positive affirmations - scroll through this hand picked list of motivational statements. HappyNess is using technology to solve this challenge in fun way.
QLD
CSIRO's Data61
Hovermap
Industrial and Primary Industries - QLD
Hovermap is a drone autonomy and 3D lidar mapping payload, which allows a drone to detect and avoid collisions, navigate in GPS-denied environments, build accurate 3D maps, and perform autonomous beyond line-of-sight missions. This enables a drone to fly autonomously in an underground mine to map inaccessible areas, improving safety and providing valuable data that is otherwise impossible to collect.
SA
Voxon Photonics
VX1 3D Volumetric Display
Consumer Markets - SA
Voxon has invented the VX1 which can render 3D data in physical space, providing a way to view 3D objects from infinite viewing angles. 3D Volumetric technology that brings digital content and 3D data to life, help empower people to visualize, communicate, learn and have fun in a collaborative manner with no barrier to experience. No special glasses are required.
VIC
Blamey Saunders Hears
Facett: A Modular Self-fit Hearing Aid System
Community Services Markets - VIC
Facett is the world’s first modular self-fit hearing aid. It is part of a digital solution that reduces barriers to hearing aid uptake and enables users to program their settings independently—regardless of proximity to an audiologist. Facett uses magnetic modules to simplify daily maintenance tasks and facilitate inexpensive upgrades, and empowers people who have dexterity and visual impairments with independence.
SA
Complexica
Larry, the Digital Analyst®
Business Service Markets - SA
Larry, the Digital Analyst® is an enterprise software application developed by Complexica, which helps B2B sales staff become more effective. Larry is based on external datasets and machine learning algorithms, and brings optimisation to the sales process by automatically telling each salesperson what customers/prospects to visit, what conversations to have, what products to offer, and at what price.

Merit Recipients


WA
CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre
AEye Screening System for Patients with Diabetes
Community Services Markets - WA
First in the world to develop an AI system (AEye) and deploy it into real-world clinical setting to demonstrate the use of AI for diagnosing eye diseases. It combines the techniques of telemedicine and deep learning based diagnosis with “referral/ no referral” decision at primary care clinical environment.
WA
Sacred Heart College
Passion your Purpose
Junior Students - WA
Passion Your Purpose is an app aimed at teens that enables users to find their true purpose in life by helping them to discover their passions. The platform allows young people to take a passion quiz and then based on outcomes be invited by group leaders of the related club to join. Leaders earn points for creating inclusivity.
WA
Edith Cowan University
Social Circles VR - Virtual reality learning tool for students with special needs
Undergraduate Tertiary Students - WA
Social Circles VR is a virtual reality learning tool that teaches students with special needs protective behaviours. In particular, Social Circles VR focuses on allowing the students to practice choosing appropriate levels of intimacy with people they may encounter that come from different social circles.
WA
HUMM Technologies
HUMM Technologies
Startup of the Year - WA
A wearable and software platform that measures and boosts cognitive performance in mentally intensive tasks, starting with esports athletes and enthusiasts. Our device harnesses cutting edge neuroscience to monitor and stimulate the brain’s performance, boosting concentration, minimising fatigue, improving reaction times and increasing mental bandwidth.
WA
Boundlss
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year - WA
We’ve built an AI-powered digital health coach and engagement platform that helps people transform their lives with small behaviour changes every day. Chat to your coach about nutrition, health and mental wellbeing. Whether you want a delicious smoothie recipe or a kettle bell exercise, your coach is there 24/7.
VIC
Victoria University
FireFly
Undergraduate Tertiary Students - VIC
We bring a new edge solution to fire prevention and safety at a new innovative level through the use of advanced sensors. Our thinking is about protecting people and their homes. The advanced sensors use of AI technology will allow the 21st century individual to have peace of mind. The advanced sensors, learns and gathers data, accurately monitors, detects and prevents fires caused by appliances. This is a real problem; preventing fires from being informed on its performance and danger alerts. Fires destroy homes and it is a problem that would not only save lives but be a solution for insurance companies. This is an Australian innovation which is making a difference and has the potential to create positive change for the community and lives.
VIC
Australia Post
Digital iD
Consumer Markets - VIC
Australians constantly need to prove their identity for everyday transactions, and multiple physical documents and account log-ins makes this time-consuming and frustrating. Digital iD™ is a smartphone-enabled platform that simplifies the process across all sectors, assurance levels and channels. Consumers verify their information once, then use their smartphone to prove who they are, wherever Digital iD™ is accepted.
QLD
V2i Group
V2i Realtime
Research and Development Project of the Year - QLD
V2i Realtime enables a more effective virtual collaboration in digital 3D spaces through an easy-to-use visual representation of complex information, including immersive VR environments that activate spatial memory and a sense of scale and presence. V2i Realtime features innovative design simulation and business-oriented analysis tools to transform the way development professionals and consultant teams achieve outcomes and add value.
SA
Data to Decisions CRC
Narrative Visualisation Project
Research and Development Project of the Year - SA
The Narrative Visualisation project seeks to revolutionise how law enforcement investigators and prosecutors view and communicate cases in a digital form. The result is an interactive tool that uses multi-media and a storytelling format to visualise the information, facts and narratives supporting an investigative case.
SA
Complexica
Larry, the Digital Analyst®
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year - SA
Larry, the Digital Analyst® is an enterprise software application developed by Complexica, which helps B2B sales staff become more effective. Larry is based on external datasets and machine learning algorithms, and brings optimisation to the sales process by automatically telling each salesperson what customers/prospects to visit, what conversations to have, what products to offer, and at what price.
NSW
CHOICE
Transformer
Big Data Innovation of the Year - NSW
TRANSFORMER is your personal agent for finding a better electricity deal. By scanning your bill and comparing it against every publicly available deal, TRANSFORMER automatically finds the best offer and switches you. It then continually monitors your bills so you always stay on the best deal available. An Australian first, it does not take commissions from energy companies.
ACT
Agile Digital, Vault Systems, Gulanga & Department of Health
Secure Health Data Research & Analytics Platform
Big Data Innovation of the Year - ACT
This platform solves the long-term challenge of how to support scientific research on sensitive health data for public good, without breaching the privacy of Australian citizens. Gulanga worked with the Department of Health, Agile Digital and Vault Systems using Blockchain technology to conceive and implement a privacy-centric data science platform. Now researchers can securely collaborate on public health research.
SA
Augment Space
Self Serve 360° Virtual Tour Creation Platform
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - SA
A revolutionary cloud-based platform that allows anybody to create a 360° immersive virtual tour in a matter of minutes. The platform gives creators the ability to simulate motion in space using static 360° panoramic images. It also helps add floor plans for real estate, menus for restaurants and many more interactive content pieces to an easily shareable web property.
VIC
Blamey Saunders Hears
Facett: A Modular Self-fit Hearing Aid System
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - VIC
Facett is the world’s first modular self-fit hearing aid. It is part of a digital solution that reduces barriers to hearing aid uptake and enables users to program their settings independently—regardless of proximity to an audiologist. Facett uses magnetic modules to simplify daily maintenance tasks and facilitate inexpensive upgrades, and empowers people who have dexterity and visual impairments with independence.
TAS
Rosny College & Launceston College
aWear: Aged Care Watch
Senior Students - TAS
The aged care sector is constantly growing. As more people move into aged care homes, devices need to be designed to help and assist these residents in their daily lives. Our project is designed to assist and help elderly who forget to take medication and are risk at falling. At the moment, there are no devices which have been specifically designed to assist nurses instead aged care homes have to purchase 500$ smartwatches. We plan to bring this price drastically down and cover all the needs of aged care homes. This project consists of two parts, a physical watch which the elderly will wear, and an online service to monitor and get alerts from every watch. The system will be able to alert nurses when a resident needs help, show medication reminders, detect if a resident has left to home unattended and detect falls.
VIC
John Monash Science School
Movement Impeding Device: A Biomedical Apparatus
Senior Students - VIC
The innovation titled as the Movement Impeding Device (MID) is a biomedical research apparatus invented and designed by students to improve methodological processes involving Zebrafish embryos in research labs. In contact with scientists at a lab using Zebrafish, a common issue when imaging or handling Zebrafish was their tendency to 'wiggle' and move in petri dishes, creating issues for the researcher. What we strove to do was alleviate this issue with a cost-effective solution that would be long-lasting and effective in its use. The device we created aims to aid researchers in their handling of Zebrafish embryos and larvae when being monitored under strict conditions; such as visual imaging. The innovation achieves this through an intuitive design which creates soft indents in the agarose gel (which the petri dish is filled with) for the embryos to sit in. This is the primary function which the device aims to achieve consistently. Watch YouTube video here ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GumlWWXRrWc
ACT
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Biosecurity Reporting for Northern Australia
Public Sector and Government - ACT
The solution delivered seven components of a single biosecurity solution within eight months, 1. Community engagement public reporting webpage, 2. Community engagement management web application, 3. Biosecurity reporting iPhone native application, for Indigenous rangers, 4. Biosecurity reporting management application, 5. Biosecurity reporting Android native application, 6. Permits web application and management application, 7. Inspections web application and workflow system.
VIC
SalesPreso
SalesPreso
Business Service Markets - VIC
SalesPreso is a technology platform transforming enterprise sales by automating its most time-consuming activity: creating customised presentations. SalesPreso is not Prezi or PowerPoint. It is an enterprise-grade platform that replaces traditional presentations with interactive 'presos', by integrating customer-relevant data from existing business systems. SalesPreso’s artificial intelligence engine, PresoAI, recommends the best individual slides to suit each customer and scenario.
QLD
Codebots
Codebots Platform
Business Service Markets - QLD
Codebots is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Put simply, Codebots is code that writes code. By utilising artificial intelligence, domain specific languages, model driven engineering and the scientific business model, Codebots can write, on average, 92% of a software application's code. It’s most popular bot, Lampbot, can write 300,000 lines of code in a minute.