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2015 National Winners

You can also view the state winners for ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.


Scancam, Scancam Industries (WA)

Winner: Research & Development

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Scancam is the world's first cloud based smart anti fuel theft solution. Our real-time, easy to use application supports a network of cameras linked to an optical character recognition engine and automates; licence plate monitoring at the bowser, database reference checking, incident reporting and provides a debt recovery solution.


Aquaria, CSIRO & Garvan Institute (NSW)

Winner:

Merit: Research & Development

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Since the discovery of the DNA double helix, biologists know molecular structures can provide powerful insight into the processes of life. Today, million of structural models are available, but few biologists take advantage of them. Thus, we developed Aquaria, a web resource simplifying discovery and insight from protein structures.


PEERS: A social assessment tool, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute & Curve Tomorrow (VIC)

Winner:

Merit: Research & Development

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Social problems are a primary characteristic of autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and depression. PEERS (Paediatric Evaluation of Emotions, Relationships and Socialisation) will be the first digital, objective assessment tool available to health professionals to detect social problems in children leading to critical early intervention and treatment for these common disorders.


Sonny, Curve Tomorrow & Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (VIC)

Winner: New Product

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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Curve Tomorrow have partnered to create SONNY Movement, an assessment and rehabilitation platform for children with movement disorders. SONNY Movement incorporates the latest technology to improve accessibility to healthcare and health outcomes for children with movement disorders, while providing efficiency gains for health professionals.


Biologically Inspired Climbing Robot, UTS & Roads and Maritime Services NSW (NSW)

Winner:

Merit: New Product

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A novel practically deployable bio-inspired autonomous robot, the first of its kind, has been developed by the University of Technology Sydney and the Roads and Maritime Services of NSW, for inspection of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is a novel solution to the inspection and maintenance of aging national infrastructure.


Omnivore, City Beach Software (WA)

Winner:

Merit: New Product

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City Beach Software's Omnivore feed management platform is a cloud based system that overcomes the expensive and complex challenges for online retailers connecting to large online marketplaces. Omnivore automatically takes a retailer's product catalogue in a wide variety of formats, optimises it and delivers it to the online marketplace.


Maestrano, Maestrano Pty Ltd (NSW)

Winner: Start-up

Merit: Applications, Tools & Platforms

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Maestrano is cloud service providing connected third-party business applications for small to medium businesses and a smart business analytics dashboard. All applications are automatically integrated and ready to use. Maestrano includes a secured marketplace, hosting platform and data centre combined out of the box for small businesses.


Sinefa, Sinefa (VIC)

Winner:

Merit: Start-up

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Sinefa has set out to transform how organisations experience their data networks.
It transforms the way network applications are visualised and controlled to provide a better customer experience across all types of networks. It's cloud, based, scalable, easy to consume and aimed at every organisation that has a data network.


Omny Studio, 121cast (VIC)

Winner: Applications, Tools & Platforms

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Omny Studio is a set of tools which simplify and automate getting content from on-air to online, bringing radio into the connected age. In a matter of seconds, broadcast content can be published to any online channel, with access to unprecedented analytics to help understand your audience and increase monetisation.


CryptoPhoto.com, CryptoPhoto.com Pty. Ltd. (QLD)

Winner: Financial

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CryptoPhoto security blocks phishing and malware attacks (these cause 90% of all internet breakins) by giving you a fast new way to log in to websites. We replace legacy two-factor-authentication (2FA or two-step), and optionally passwords too, with smart pictures: to log in safely, you simply tap once.


BitMoby, mHITs Limited (ACT)

Winner:

Merit: Financial

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BitMoby is the world's easiest way to buy international mobile top-up using Bitcoin. Users simply send Bitcoin to a Bitcoin wallet address and in real-time the BitMoby service applies the top-up to the nominated mobile number. No user registration is required and the transaction requires only one step to execute.


Progressclaim.com, Progressclaim.com (VIC)

Winner: Industrial & Resources

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A faster way to improve the progress claim process and get paid!  Progressclaim.com streamlines the process of claiming and certifying progress payments for the construction industry - online, from any device, in seconds.  Providing consistency and transparency lowers risk, minimises disputes and maximises productivity.  Prepare, Submit, Assess, Certify. Job Done.


AutoBagDrop, ICM Airport Technics (NSW)

Winner:

Merit: Industrial & Resources

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ICM Airport Technics have applied new technology such as 3D scanning, Dynamic Virtual Box and High-security Light Curtains to make automated bag drop-off possible at airport terminals around the world. This Australian patented software and hardware is changing the travel experience, and delivering massive efficiency savings to airports and airlines.


WorldPhone, Norwood Systems (WA)

Winner: Consumer

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WorldPhone is a revolutionary "shared economy" communications solution for international end-user travellers. WorldPhone disrupts the personal cellular roaming experience by providing much lower-cost per-minute calling and clearer audio, while introducing completely novel features, such as effortless in-app provisioning of local numbers when travelling - all without needing an additional SIM.


Fireballs in the Sky, ThoughtWorks Australia & Curtin University (WA)

Winner: Education

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Fireballs In The Sky is a smartphone app that allows citizen scientists to easily and accurately report meteorite sightings with data from their smartphone's sensors. The app is designed to engage the community with spectacular fireball visuals, and share news and images from the ongoing science program.


Star Pronunciation Training, Star Pronunciation (VIC)

Winner:

Merit: Education

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We're all about eradicating 'What?'....  In a global workplace English has become the international language of choice, every day people say 'Pardon' or 'What' millions of times because of unclear pronunciation. Our courses teach pronunciation based on the student's first language to people all over the world.


BloodNet Laboratory Interface, National Blood Authority (ACT)

Winner: Government | Victorian Government Inspiration Award

Merit: Health

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Automating the real-time exchange of hospital inventory levels of critical blood stocks and the status of each unit, this interface frees up hospital pathology laboratory staff from laborious double and triple keying of critical data. It also enables the National Blood Authority to quickly intervene in supply when needed.


edi, Tasmanian Department of Education (TAS)

Winner:

Merit: Government

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edi is an Australian first placing students at the centre, providing teachers and leaders fingertip access to student and school data. Accessible anytime, anywhere by any device edi frees up teachers to spend more time to support all students, including our most vulnerable. edi has a sophisticated architecture and IDM.


SCC Disaster Hub, Sunshine Coast Council (QLD)

Winner:

Merit: Government

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The SCC Disaster Hub is a contemporary and innovative tool providing comprehensive, centralised and real-time information for the public, media and external agencies to access before, during and after disaster events. It enables preparedness for events and is a critical intelligence gathering and decision making tool during disasters.


Okee in Medical Imaging, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne & Conduct (VIC)

Winner: Health

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Having a medical imaging appointment can be overwhelming and distressing for young patients. The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and Conduct have developed a mobile and tablet application that utilises games, videos, photography and text to prepare children and families for medical imaging scans in a fun and engaging way.


The Pericoach System, Analytica Ltd & Hydrix Services Pty Ltd (QLD)

Winner:

Merit: Health

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PeriCoach™ is a personalized device, web portal and smart phone app for pelvic floor muscle training. It is the first system that includes a device, an app providing instruction and real-time feedback as well as patient management by clinicians remotely


COVIU - Digital Service Delivery Platform, Coviu Pty Limited & National ICT Australia (NSW)

Winner: Regional, Inclusion & Community

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COVIU™ has created a WebRTC-based digital service delivery platform that enables richer, face-to-face online customer engagement. We help government, business, education and allied health organisations succeed by amplifying and extending the reach of professional and knowledge based services to online clients located in both urban, regional and remote areas.


BuildingIQ, BuildingIQ (NSW)

Winner: Sustainability

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BuildingIQ provides a Software-as-a-Service solution to optimize energy use in commercial buildings. Its Predictive Energy Optimization™ platform uses advanced algorithms to automatically fine tune and control HVAC systems resulting in savings while maintaining or improving comfort. Changes in temperature and pressure save customers up to 25% in HVAC energy costs.


Smog Game, Elwood College (VIC)

Winner: Secondary Student

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Smog Game is an eco-themed colour matching endless runner for the iPhone and iPad, which shows children the benefit of reducing their 'Smog' carbon footprint.


Bin I.T!, Mosman High School, North Sydney Girls High School, Sydney Boys High School (NSW)

Winner:

Merit: Secondary Student

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Even though 75 percent of waste is recyclable, we only recycle 30 percent of it. Bin I.T! monitors how full recycling bins are, and engages classes and schools in an online competition to encourage more recycling.


Braille Sensor, Stretton State College (QLD)

Winner:

Merit: Secondary Student

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The Braille sensor is designed for the many blind people within our society who have difficulties reading and learning the alphabet of braille; that's why it's been epically designed and made very easy to learn. By simply running the device over the braille it translates it into your specific language.


Robotic Hand Exoskeleton, Curtin University (WA)

Winner: Undergraduate Tertiary

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The robotic hand exoskeleton designed by the Anthony Phan is a demonstration of how taking a cross disciplinary approach to design and development can create novel solutions to age old problems. The design which has received international attention was developed as part of a final year mechatronics thesis project.


SignOnSite, SignOnSite Pty Ltd (ACT)

Winner:

Merit: Undergraduate Tertiary

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SignOnSite helps organisations safeguard their employees, contractors and visitors by leveraging the technology already in their pockets. We do this by allowing workers to sign onto a site with their smartphone turning it into a direct line of safety.


VibroMat, NICTA (NSW)

Winner:

Merit: Undergraduate Tertiary

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There are many aspects of blindness that can severely impact a person's life. Major debilitating effects include impaired navigation, orientation and mobility. The VibroMat provides visual information to the wearer on a vibrotactile display. This breakthrough mobility aid provides intuitive information to its user in a sleek affordable device.


Bandage, University of Melbourne (VIC)

Winner: Postgraduate Tertiary

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Bandage is a new and innovative application designed to help researchers in genetics and medicine. It visualises genome assembly graphs in an interactive manner that lets users understand and learn from their genetic data in ways not previously possible.


City of Perth iWalk Trails, Edith Cowan University & City of Perth (WA)

Winner:

Merit: Postgraduate Tertiary

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A mobile phone app was developed to enhance city walking trails with augmented reality content, such as 3D models and video. The app includes GPS-based guidance and is integrated with Facebook, letting visitors share their experience. An existing authoring platform was extended to make content of the trails easily modifiable.


Pincam, The University of South Australia (SA)

Winner:

Merit: Postgraduate Tertiary

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PinCam dedicates to computational wearable camera solutions. PinCam cameras can be pinned onto the users’ clothes and wait for the users’ instruction at all times. Instead of pressing the camera button, the users just say a specific instruction such as “take photo”, and then the camera takes the photo immediately.


Premonition Logistics Cloud, Premonition, UNSW & NICTA (NSW)

Winner: Hills Young Innovator of the Year | Hills Young Innovator of the Year: Data

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Brad Lorge is an advocate for socially driven business and a technologist focused on solving entrenched problems. He has won multiple international awards including the Australian Final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup and a NASSCOM Innovation Award. Brad founded projects including Gift of Hearing, Loaf.ly and Foodbank Local.


Tanda, Tanda (QLD)

Winner: Hills Young Innovator of the Year: Cloud

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Tanda automates payroll for businesses with 10 or more staff. Timesheets, rostering, and payroll management are some of the most complex back office problems in Australian businesses - Tanda moves these processes online, applying big data analysis and automation so tasks that took days now take minutes.


Eyenaemia, Jarrel Seah (VIC)

Winner: Hills Young Innovator of the Year: Mobile

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Eyenaemia is the first simple, non-invasive and easily accessible screening tool for anaemia. Eyenaemia analyses a photo taken by the user of their inner lining of the lower eyelid, together with a special colour reference, and predicts the user's risk of anaemia.