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DuPont Innovation Awards 2005/2006 winners



Meet the winners of our 2005/06 DuPont Innovation Awards and view award-winning examples of the commericalisation of outstanding science and technology.

Construction & Architecture


Poly Optics
Energy Efficient, Sustainable Neon and Fluorescent Alternative Lighting Technology

Poly Optics ' Neon and Fluorescent alternative will impact on these multi billion dollar markets, as the only company in the world able to produce the light output required while lowering power consumption.


Food, Agricultural Production & Marketing


Orica Watercare
Landguard™ - enzyme technology for rapid breakdown of pesticide residues

The Landguard™ enzyme technology provides a rapid, practical and cost-effective solution for the management of pesticide residues. This technology, patented by CSIRO, has global opportunities for use in agriculture and sports turf markets.


Performance Materials


Plantic Technologies Limited
Plantic Materials: Plastic from Plants

Australian invented biopolymer that is used for plastic packaging. Unlike more commonly used petrochemical plastics, Plantic r materials are made from a renewable resource (corn), are manufactured using standard industry processing equipment, are biodegradable / compostable and are available at an industry competitive price.


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Polartechnics
SolarScan Melanoma Detection & Monitoring System

The SolarScan system is the outcome of joint research for over 10 years between Polartechnics Ltd, the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre at the University of Sydney, and the CSIRO. It has significantly expanded the opportunities for medical practitioners throughout the world to provide high quality skin cancer screening services for the early detection of melanoma, a vital survival factor with this dangerous disease.


Tertiary Student Award



Dr Alex Argyros
Hollow-Core Polymer Fibres

Polymer optical fibres made of a single material that transmit light even at wavelengths where the polymer is not transparent offer a cost effective alternative for hollow wavelengths in many applications.


Chairman's Award


Plantic Technologies Limited
Plantic Materials: Plastic from Plants

Australian invented biopolymer that is used for plastic packaging. Unlike more commonly used petrochemical plastics, Plantic r materials are made from a renewable resource (corn), are manufactured using standard industry processing equipment, are biodegradable / compostable and are available at an industry competitive price.