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DuPont Innovation Awards - 2007/2008 winners



Meet the winners of our 2007/08 DuPont Innovation Awards and view award-winning examples of the commericalisation of outstanding science and technology.

Building Innovation


Biolytix Water Pty Ltd
Biolytix Sewage Treatment System

Biolytix copies how nature works – Biomimicry - to treat sewage, wastewater, food scraps and sanitary items. The systems can be used for households, as well as networked for whole neighbourhoods.

Picture: Biolytix' Dean Cameron, Jennifer Allen and sponsor, Jonathan Ling, MD, Fletcher Building



Medical & Healthcare


Sensear Pty Ltd
Sens (Speech Enhancing Noise Suppression Technology)

Sensear SP1(x) allows you to freely communicate (unconnected) with other people in high noise environments, whilst also protecting your hearing and retaining awareness of your surroundings.

Picture: Bob Denby, Non-Executive Chairman, Darren Deitz, National Sales Manager Australia/New Zealand, Greg Beale, Executive Director & VP Sales, Stephen Harrington, Chief Operations Officer (all Sensear Pty Ltd), sponsor, Paul Wright, CEO, Invetech, Justin Miller, MD & CEO, Sensear Pty Ltd



Sustainable Energy


GridX
GridX Tri Generation System at Mirvac Vision Estate, Glenfield, NSW

GridX generates electricity from natural gas for Mirvac's Vision Estate, capturing the by-product of on-site generation to provide electricity, heating and cooling for buildings, delivering significant environmental benefits.

Picture: Shamim Ahmad, Environment Manager and Colin Chambers, CEO, GridX, sponsor, Dr Megan Clark, Vice President Technology, BHP Billiton



Sustainable Services


WSP Environmental
Driving sustainable outcomes through innovative online solutions

WSP Environmental's Online Solutions innovation is to provide the world's leading environmental regulatory advice service for the global electronics sector.

Picture: Andrew Sweatman, John Cameron, Evan Davey and Kimberley Graham, WSP Environmental



Agriculture and Food Production


CSR Ethanol
LOS + P Fertilizer

LOS & P Fertilizer is the only registered fertliser made from an Ethanol by-product with an NPKS ratio that can replace granular fertilser in Australia & overseas that is recycled back into sugarcane production each year. It is a renewable fertiliser.

Picture: David Parker, Agribusiness Manager CSR Ethanol, sponsor Ralph Selwood, Managing Director Cargill Australia, Gavin Hughes, Executive General Manager CSR Ethanol



Performance Materials


DatatraceDNA
21st Century Brand and IP Protection

DatatraceDNA is commercializing science developed by the CSIRO. DatatraceDNA is a molecular tracking and authentication system targeted at the newly emergent and rapidly growing needs of industry for the protection of brands, industrial products, & bulk materials and the control of product diversion.

Picture: Angela Dean-Allen, Ian Allen, CEO DataDot Technology Ltd with sponsor, Brendan Morris, CEO Plantic Industries



Tertiary Student Award


Jacki Kitching, Research School of Chemistry, Australia National University
Development of New, Non-Steroidal Anti Asthma Drugs

A series of non-steroidal agents have been discovered that have the potential to treat asthma and related inflammatory diseases. These act via a novel mechanism and avoid the adverse effects often associated with the use of steroids.

Picture: sponsor, John Gaskell, Managing Director ABB Australia and Jacqui Kitching, Australia National University



Chairman's Award


ARC Centre for Excellence for Solar Energy Systems, Australia National University
Second Generation Sliver Technology

Mature SLIVER Technology, using our innovative cell handling, assembly, and electrical interconnection processes to form Raft SLIVER cell sub-modules could reduce PV module manufacturing costs by 60%, providing an economical, environmentally sustainable, renewable energy technology.

Picture: Dr Vernie Everett, ANU