The Awards for Excellence in Innovation 2016 were presented at The Business of Innovation 2016 conference on Tuesday 8 March in Brisbane.
The CRC Association Awards for Excellence in Innovation were initiated in 1999 to recognise outstanding examples of the transfer of CRC research results, knowledge and technologies that have been developed for a wide range of users of research, including the community, companies and government agencies.
Up to four awards were available for innovation with demonstrated impact for Australia. The impact might arise from innovation in the application and use of research or from innovation in education and training or public outreach activities. The judges were delighted to present four awards in 2016.
RamSelect.com.au – Finding the right rams to drive productivity
RamSelect.com.au is a state-of-the-art ‘app’ that combines the power of big data analytics, the latest in digital design and Australian Sheep Breeding Values into a simple tool that ranks rams for their suitability to individual wool and sheepmeat businesses.
HIBIS Health Analytics Solutions
HIBIS analyses more than two thirds of Australia’s private health insurance claims for 30 of Australia’s 33 private health insurers, enabling the automatic detection and management of health claims leakage, inclusive of fraud, abuse and errors.
National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment
The National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment is Australia’s only independent commercial facility for companies to test and evaluate pipeline coatings with a capability to support innovative research into coating performance.
Microclimates for high-value crops
Integrated Packaging, an Australian company, has collaborated with a number of participants from the CRC for Polymers to significantly improve degradable crop propagation film technology, allowing it to be more widely used to improve productivity in horticulture and agriculture.