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WA Innovator of the Year finalists announced

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// // Who's up for a WA Innovator of the Year gong this year..?

// Who’s up for a WA Innovator of the Year gong this year..?

Since 2006, the WA Innovator of the Year program has been showcasing innovative and entrepreneurial businesses, researchers and startup folk.

Last year, Tom Young and Udrew walked off with the main ($70,000) prize money and title of ‘WA Innovator of the Year’. $150K of prizes are up for grabs this year.

“This year’s finalists are a fitting testament to the diversity and strength of ideas in our State spanning multiple sectors and demonstrating key benefits for our State,’ said Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly.

“This program has proven to help WA businesses expand to create WA jobs. Last year’s Innovator of the Year, Udrew, has gone from one employee to eight employees in just seven months, and it is expected to hire more staff in the coming months.”

Minister Dave Kelly

Who’s up for an award in 2019…? Below is a list of all finalists. Winners will be announced at a gala awards night on November 6th.

Good luck all!

Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation Category

Company Project
Alerte Digital Healthautomated, real-time ECG analysis, diagnosis and reporting platform
 iSOL8 digital lock out tag out isolation system
UWAConverting Broome nacre to synthetic bone material for human implant
UWAWeed Chipper

Rio Tinto Growth Category 

Company Project
TENSA Equip’t Roborigger 
Arility Arility AR App 
SteadycorpPatented Vertical Bike Racks  
Mining & Process SolutionsGlyLeach: Environmentally friendly metal extraction of copper and gold 

Woodside Oil & Gas Platinum Award

Company Project
Chironix Metis 
RenergiRenergi grinding pyroliser
UWA CryoSolid Sensor
TENSA Equipment Roborigger

South32 Technology and Innovation in Mining Platinum Award

Company Project
iSOL8digital Lock Out Tag Out system 
ConjectureMachine Learning on Industrial Processes
Four FlagsElectronic blast hole measuring device “DipStick” 
TENSA Equipment Roborigger 

Business News “Great for the State” Platinum Award

Company Project
UWACryoSolid Sensor: Detection of Solid Freeze-out in LNG Production
Arility Arility
TENSA Equipment  Roborigger
Steadycorp Patented Vertical Bike Racks

DXC Digital Innovation Platinum Award

Company Project
iSOL8digital Lock Out Tag Out system   
Power LedgerPeer to Peer Energy Trading Platform 
Genvis Milli – AI powered home security 


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