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2007/08 finalistsCongratulations to the following organisations and individuals who our independent judges have named finalists in the 2007/08 DuPont Australia and New Zealand Innovation Awards:


Building Innovation
Medical and Healthcare
Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Services
Agriculture and Food Production
Performance Materials
Tertiary Student Award

Building Innovation Sponsored by Fletcher Building

BiolytixBiolytix Sewage Treatment System
Biolytix Water Pty Ltd
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.

DimondDimondek 630 Plastic Clip System
Architects want clean roof lines on large buildings and the Dimondek 630 Plastic Clip system enables steel roof sheets up to 100 meters long to be easily installed with much improved long term weather security.

Security Frame FencingSecurity Fence Framing System
BFH Sydcon Pty Ltd
Electronic surveillance and detection systems can utilise the fence frame to carriage power and data services, eliminating costly excavations, inground pits, conduits and draw wires. Elevated and accessible services...the multipurpose fence frame of the future.

Medical and Healthcare Sponsored by Invetech

SensearSens (Speech Enhancing Noise Suppression Technology
Sensear Pty Ltd
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.

UnitractUnitract Safety Syringes
Unilife Medical Solutions Ltd
Unitract safety syringes deliver optimum injection safety. The integration of automatic (passive), user-controlled needle retraction and auto-disabling features into a complete medical device represents a major competitive advantage for Unilife.

Moose MobiliserThe Moose Mobiliser
About Time Technologies Pty Ltd
Major surgical patients arrive back to the ward now with multiple pumps, drains, monitors and oxygen. These recovering patients need to be walked six to eight times per day, requiring two or more assistants and much equipment. The Moose was designed by a nurse to carry all equipment and comfortably assist the patient to mobilize solo, reducing complications, speeding recovery, reduceing costs and freeing up beds for people on waiting lists.

Sustainable Energy Sponsored by BHP Billiton

GridXGridX 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.

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

Sustainable Services Sponsored by WorleyParsons

WSPDriving sustainable outcomes through innovative online solutions
WSP Environmental
WSP Environmental's Online Solutions innovation is to provide the world's leading environmental regulatory advice service for the global electronics sector.

Oil Water SeperatorExtended Gravity Oil Water Seperator
University of NSW, Water Research Laboratory
The EGOWS™ oil-water separation concept achieves an order of magnitude improvement in the quality of stormwater released to the environment from industrial sites and is uniquely capable of capturing a major oil spill.

PancamPancam - in-service inspection of locomotive pantographs
Hamey Vision Systems Pty Ltd
Pancam is a railway trackside imaging system that inspects locomotive pantographs for wear and damage. Pancam's real-time maintenance alerts prevent damage to overhead wiring, saving an estimated $1m per month.

Agriculture and Food Production Sponsored by Cargill Australia

LOS+PLOS + P Fertilizer
CSR Ethanol
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.

AgridryLow Temperature Dessicant Air-Drying Equipment
Agridry RFM Australia Pty Ltd
The Agridry dehumidifier uses a liquid desiccant to dry air (12-20% RH), allowing sensitive products to be dried. Solar energy is used for regeneration. The major benefits are reduced energy use and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Yield ProhetYield Prophet
Birchip Cropping Group
Yield Prophet® is an online crop simulation tool that provides grain growers and their advisors with dynamic, real-time forecasts of likely crop yield. It is an innovative solution to the problem of climate variability and risk management.

Performance Materials Sponsored by Plantic Technologies

DataTrace DNA21st 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.

ILIDILID Electronic Shelf Labels
ILID Pty Ltd
ILID Electronic Shelf Labels enable wireless updating of shelf edge information, marketing and pricing strategy direct to the shelf edge.  Using Visible Light Technology (VLT™), updates are sent to the shelf edge via existing lighting. 

ZelfoZelfo Biodegradable Material
Zelfo Australia Ltd
The first commercial manufacturer in the world of Zelfo - a material made from 100% plant material. It is very strong, mouldable, completely bio-degradable, can be treated like wood, and has a unique, attractive appearance.

Tertiary Student Award Sponsored by ABB

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

AstaxanthinRecovery of Astaxanthin
Renuka Karuppuswamy, University of NSW
The powerful antioxidant is recovered from prawn waste economically. This method eliminates the problems associated with solvent extraction, solves waste disposal problem, and offers solvent recyclability thus protects the environment.

Garden AngelGarden Angel
Anthony Chan, Australian National University, Perpetual Water
Anthony Chan, Australian National University, Perpetual Water
An innovative grey water system designed to condition used water from washing machines. This product provides an affordable solution to conditioning grey water which unlike raw grey water, is suitable for long-term use in gardens.