Here are the winners of the Awards for Excellence in Innovation at the Keeping ahead of the curve conference held in Brisbane in May 2011.
(from left) Professor Margaret Sheil, CEO, Australian Research Council, Mr Simon McKirdy, CEO, CRC for National Plant Biosecurity, Dr Gary Kong, Project Leader, CRC for National Plant Biosecurity
The CRC for National Plant Biosecurity won an award for the development of technology to rapidly identify and respond to exotic pests and pathogens.
(from left) Prof Margaret Sheil, CEO, Australian Research Council, Assoc Prof Padmaja Sankaridurg, Director of the Myopia Program, Vision CRC, Prof Brien Holden, CEO, Brien Holden Vision Institute
The Vision CRC was recognised for new spectacle and contact lens technology to control the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children.
(from left) Professor Margaret Sheil, Australian Research Council, Dr Daniel Bongers, Eddie Otto, Jelmer Slob from CRCMining and Aldo Pennini from Anglo American
CRCMining received an award for inventing a comprehensive system for monitoring and managing the issue of fatigue across entire mine sites.
(from left) Professor Margaret Sheil, CEO, Australian Research Council, Mrs Helen Cathles, Chair, Invasive Animals CRC and Andreas Glanznig, CEO, Invasive Animals CRC
The Invasive Animals CRC won an award for tackling the rabbit problem through innovative community partnerships involving rabbit research, education and training.