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2019 Winnovation Awards Finalists

Megan Short - Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thank you to all our amazing applicants for making the 2019 Winnovation Awards a record year for entries!

Heading into our 6th year, we have been blown away by the incredibly innovative and talented women that we have here in South Australia.

The winners will be announced at our not-to-be-missed night of nights for Women In Innovation across South Australia. This sparkling event will be held at the National Wine Centre, in the company of the Hon. Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, who will present the inaugural Young Innovator award.

So start the drumroll… We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2019 Winnovation Awards!


 

SCIENCE

Sponsored by Department for Environment and Water

Jing Jing Wang - a new way to purify and sequence antibodies to diagnose and treat autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, primary Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. (Flinders University)

Katharina Richter - new therapies including silver nano-bullets and “toxic chocolate” to treat infections and antibiotic resistant superbugs. (University of Adelaide)

Dr Daisy Yang - Rock-on-a-Chip: optimising the process of mineral leaching for mining using fluid to selectively dissolve and recover desired metal from crushed rock. (University of South Australia)


TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by Madderns Trademark & Patent Attorney's

Jiawen Li - the world’s thinnest multimodal imaging catheter to study and prevent heart attack. (University of Adelaide)

Kelly Carpenter - Lookinglass: a smart-mirror for the home that will detect symptoms of Parkinson's and dementia, helping people to live independently for longer.

Sinead Obrien - Valetudo: a digital platform that provides a customised sound treatment to help with tinnitus, accessible and available via a smart device.


ENGINEERING
Sponsored by University of South Australia

Jiawen Li - the world’s thinnest multimodal imaging catheter to study and prevent heart attack (The University of Adelaide)

Ming Liu - a new thermal storage solution for dispatching renewable electricity: empowering our green energy future (University of South Australia)

Tania Wiles - Immersive Mission Analysis (ImMA): software engineered to engage students in STEM, future technologies and the defence sector using simulations of real-world defence and intelligence gathering activities. (BAE Systems)

ARTS
Sponsored by Zonte's Footstep

Celia Craig - Artaria: contemporary, high definition recordings inspired by the South Australian landscape and novel partnerships to widen the appeal of classical music to new audiences.

Lyndal Sterenberg - Es Una: swimwear for in and out of the water designed to elegantly combat body confidence and the harsh rays of the sun.

Melinda Parent - Oranje Creative: creative product development focusing on neuroaesthetics for brand design and communications.

MATHS & DATA
Sponsored by Office of the Chief Entrepreneur / FIXE

Caroline Tiddy - striking copper and gold: data-driven tools for targeted exploration of mineral deposits to address global supply and demand issues. (MinEx CRC, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia)

Dr Dorothea Dumuid - using data and statistics to optimise daily time use for better health and wellbeing; in areas such as school curriculums and main stream media. (University of South Australia)

Duygu Yengin - a new auction process that protects the property rights of vulnerable citizens in compulsory acquisition situations. (University of Adelaide)


EMERGING INNOVATOR

Sponsored by BAE Systems

Jing Jing Wang - a new way to purify and sequence antibodies to diagnose and treat autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, primary Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. (Flinders University)

Kelly Carpenter - Lookinglass: a smart-mirror for the home that will detect symptoms of Parkinson's and dementia, helping people to live independently for longer.

Miko Yamada - empowering women to self-diagnose skin cancer without scars or pain using a micro-biopsy device and cancer signatures; so gentle we can use it on the face. (Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia)

OPEN
Sponsored by Sweat

Lyndal Sterenberg - Es Una: swimwear for in and out of the water designed to elegantly combat body confidence and the harsh rays of the sun.

Janet Sluggett - MRS GRACE: A service to simplify medication use in residential aged care homes reducing the number of times that people need to take medications each day. (Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University)

Mandi Dimitriadis - Makers Empire: 3D design and printing tools plus the advice and expertise that empower primary school students to use design thinking methods to identify and solve problems within their communities.

REGIONAL, RURAL & REMOTE
Sponsored by Bendigo Bank

Hazel Vandeleur - re-imagining the contaminated sediments near smelters in Port Pirieas as a resource in order to recover and repurpose desirable metals. (University of South Australia)Melanie Tate - Puddle Jumpers: resilience camps across South Australia, responding to the social development needs of society's most vulnerable children and young people.

Zoe Doubleday - Port Lincoln’s next big catch: establishing South Australia’s first octopus fishery. (University of South Australia)


YOUNG INNOVATOR
Sponsored by ThincLab, the University of Adelaide

Eloise Hall & Isobel Marshall - TABOO Sanitary Products: a social enterprise providing organic cotton sanitary items to Australian women, through an online subscription platform.

Hannah Scott - THIM: A new sleep tracker that treats insomnia in less than 24 hours. (Flinders University)

Jade Foeng - Helping to develop novel immunotherapies to treat solid (non-blood) cancers with the world’s first broad-spectrum CAR-T cell therapy of it's kind. (University of Adelaide)

INNOVATION AND INTRAPRENEURSHIP IN GOVERNMENT
Sponsored by Deloitte

 

Naomi Szetu - Connected Youth Journey Lab: a novel approach to collaboration across boundaries to better design services with and for vulnerable young people, including those who experience the youth justice system.

 

Sally Woolford - A disruptive change approach to drive diversity and inclusion in SA Police and beyond; helping people feel safe, respected and supported.

Vicky Welgraven - innovative approaches to reconciliation, Aboriginal history & culture; promoting gender equality, respectful relationships and an end to family violence.

SOCIAL IMPACT
Sponsored by SA Power Networks

Janet Sluggett - MRS GRACE: A service to simplify medication use in residential aged care homes reducing the number of times that people need to take medications each day. (Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University)

Kiri Hagenus - Children's University Australasia: a program that follows school students through their learning journey to experience and explore educational opportunities safely in a non-competitive non-judgemental environment. (University of Adelaide)

Tiffany De Sousa Machado - The Village Foundation: an app plus mentor program and training to connect new parents with experienced parents and create a more supportive community.

 

Join us to celebrate!

Congratulations and best of luck to our amazing finalists!

The Winnovation Awards ceremony is our biggest networking opportunity of the year where you can mingle with like-minded individuals from across business, universities and government, and be inspired by the women doing innovative things in South Australia!Thursday, 3 October 2019

National Wine Centre, Hackney Road
5.30 PM to 9.30 PM

 

Women In Innovation Members: $60
Non-Members: $80

Premium Wines served are provided thanks to our sponsor Zonte’s Footstep with catering by the awesome crew at the National Wine Centre.

Thanks to the amazing team at EverettBrookes Jewellers, one lucky guest will win a gorgeous pair of 9ct white gold amethyst and diamond stud earrings (valued at $1200)!

Don‘t delay - book your tickets here!

winnawards.eventbrite.com.au


We look forward to seeing you there – for clarity as it is often asked, we warmly welcome all our male supporters, friends, students and partners!

Grab some friends, lock it in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.

On behalf of the Women In Innovation Board, let’s make this a night to remember!

 

 

 

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