// The WAITTA Incite Awards winners duly went off to compete in the nationals last night. They did WA proud…
The national iAwards are the next step on from our own local Incite Awards. At the gala iAwards held in Melbourne last night, WA teams walked off with 5 wins and 5 merits in what was a fabulous showcase for our local tech talent.
WA’s Noisy Guts Project took out two categories.
“Wow, so proud of the WA INCITE Awards winner and merits that gave it a go at the iAwards this year,” said Sue Findlay on LinkedIn, Chair of the Incite Awards.
“In just about every category WA was represented in, we either had a company win it, or be awarded a Merit… [so] they are off to APICTA this year in Vietnam. Well done to you all!”
Dr Josephine Muir (pictured above), co-founder and new CEO of the Noisy Guts Project, was there to take home the two wins in thew R&D and Community categories.
“Six weeks ago, I left UWA to become the CEO of Noisy Guts – a medtech start up in the most isolated city in the world,” she said.
“Last night, I had my first ‘a-ha’ moment by winning a national iAwards in the Community Service Market category and runner up in the R&D Project of the Year.”
At last week’s Pitch@Palace competition, Josephine also took Noisy Guts through to the Australian finals (which will be held in Perth in October). The Volte and six other WA startups will also be represented.
How WA fared last night
Junior Student: Merit – MERIT – Sacred Heart College for NextVax
Senior Student: Winner – Seton College for Collective Care
Merit – Buddi (Dianella Secondary College)
Undergraduate: Winner Kira Molloy with A Preliminary program to visualise and manipulate OCT and Histology Scans
Community Service Category: Winner Noisy Guts Dr Josephine Muir
Startup: Merit – Udrew Tom Young
Industrial and Primary Services: Merit – Davies Wear Plate with Wear Sense
Infrastructure and Platforms: Merit – Telethon Kids with Momentum Empowering Impact
Data Insights: Winner Water Corporation and Optika Solutions with H2OME Matthew Schneider
R&D: Winner (again!) Noisy Guts
[Merit means that team was less than 5% off the winner of the category.]
Photo: Sue Findlay.