28th INCITE Awards Winners

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Dr Mal Bryce WA Tech Company of the Year Winner and Hall of Fame Inductee

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Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service - Western Australia covers two and a half million square kilometres across the state, to locations as close to Perth as Rottnest and as far as Kununurra. Last year the fleet flew seven and a half million kilometres with almost nine thousand patients. That’s equivalent to 10 trips to the moon and back!

In 2009, it entered the jet age, with a Hawker 800XP based at Perth. 2019 brought the next generation, the Pilatus PC-24 jet, “a mobile emergency operating theatre with wings”.

This world first in aero medical services, evolved from Royal Flying Doctor working closely with the manufacturer to include operational features including:

  • unpaved airfield and short takeoff/landing capability for remote locations;
  • custom rear access door for safer, quicker patient loading;
  • built-in patient stretcher loader;
  • ICU capability for three stretchered patients;
  • constant electrical supply while standing.

Close partnership between RFDS-WA , aircraft manufacturer, Pilatus and medical equipment and services suppliers to meet WA challenges, not only streamlined RFDS capacity, but also made WA a testbed for international development. From inception, necessity made the Flying Doctor Service an early adapter and inventor as exemplified by the pedal radio. In WA it has become a world standard technology developer.

Hall of Fame Inductee

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Schrole Group

Schrole Group Ltd (ASX:SCL) delivers innovative, software-based recruitment platforms and training service solutions.
The company has evolved through its depth of knowledge of the Australian and International education sector and is now diversifying its technology and service solutions for other sectors.
Schrole has four product / service divisions:
ISS-Schrole Advantage/ Schrole Connect- an online software-as-service (SaaS) platform that integrates with school websites and enables domestic and international schools to streamline teacher recruitment and candidate management activities;
Schrole Cover - an app-based software platform that engages your preferred relief staff at the touch of a button, avoiding the need for costly SMS and time-consuming phone calls;
Schrole ETAS - provides customised training solutions to the education and resources industries. ETAS is nationally accredited and also incorporates Schrole Develop - an expert consulting and professional services business;
Schrole Verify - a new standard for background screening in the international schools sector that seeks to simplify and globalise screening with a heightened focus on child protection.

Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Winner

Rob Nathan

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Australian Tenders

Robert Nathan is passionate and committed to supporting emerging WA startups.  Rob has a Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering from Curtin University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.

Most of his career has been spent in project management and marketing, focused on development, commercialization and sales of Australian technology into global markets.  Rob is CEO and founder of Australian Tenders, which provides easy and affordable access to information on tender opportunities throughout Australia.  Established ten years ago, the company now employs five staff and has helped thousands of companies find new business at a fraction of the price that similar organisations charge.

In 2016 Rob founded the Vocus Upstart Program, as Perth’s first professional funder accelerator.  In total, the Upstart fund has enabled assistance and mentoring for founders of 14 early stage information technology startups.

Rob is an entrepreneur, mentor and is always giving back to the community.

Achiever of the Year Winner

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Derek Gerrard

Purpose Ventures

Derek Gerrard’s contribution to ICT is significant.  He won the Alpha West award for the top graduating student, when he completed his degree in information systems, at ECU, in 2000.

After taking on major international roles, overseas, Derek returned to Perth in 2004, where he has focused on building and supporting the local ICT industry.

Derek co-founded and managed the software company, Greensense, which built and commercialised software that supported sustainable energy and water consumption, in real time, in commercial and industrial buildings.  Under his leadership Greensense won several awards, including a WAITTA award for Best Product in 2011.

Since exiting Greensense, Derek has focused on investor, advisor and director roles, which, in the last three years, have achieved a total funding contribution of twenty three million dollars to WA technology.

Derek continues to build on these significant contributions, through leadership and chairman roles.  For example, with Curve Tomorrow, he has assisted the company on its growth trajectory, profitability and building innovative technology specifically for the health sector.  The company has set an ambitious goal, over the next 20 years, for its technology improving the emotional, physical and mental health of one billion people.

Derek, through his demonstrated vision, leadership and passion, is inspiring and supporting the local ICT industry to build capacity and expertise, for delivering innovative systems globally.

Most Effective Government Solution

National iAwards Finalist

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

City of Bayswater
Optika Solutions
Water Corporation

City of Bayswater

Geospatial Enterprise Portal

In order to provide effective interaction and exchange of information between the City of Bayswater and the community, we have created the Geospatial Enterprise Portal - to provide an efficient release of the City's information, integrated with other agencies, to as wide an audience as possible.

Water Corporation & Optika Solutions

H2OME

The Western Australian lifestyle that is the envy of the world is under threat from climate change. We need to act. Water Corporation, Optika Solutions and the community have joined forces to carry out the world's most advanced water use study to help secure our water future. Welcome to H2OME.

Most Effective Infrastructure Solution

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

National iAwards Finalist

National iAwards Finalist

Aqura Technologies
Norwood
Momentum Telethon Kids Institute

Aqura Technologies

Aqura Technologies ARC Platform

The Aqura Technologies Autonomous Rapid Communications (ARC) solution is a high capacity, reliable communications platform that is transportable and rapidly deployable. It provides an integrated 4G-LTE wireless network with secure satellite backhaul to allow for private and public network connectivity from remote operating environments that enables operational efficiencies.

Norwood Systems

World Voicemail - Transcribed Visual Voicemail Telco Platform

World Voicemail enables Telcos to offer subscribers a signficantly upgraded voicemail service with a dramatically improved user experience. Users get easy visual, random access to their transcribed voicemails using a high-quality smartphone App. Among many improvements, AI is used to provide positive or negative emphasis to help prioritise inbound messages.

Telethon Kids Institute & Bizdata Pty Ltd

Momentum Empowering Impact

The impact of research is typically measured using case studies and metrics but these fail to show how research progresses towards impact. In a world first, Momentum *Empowering Impact* enables researchers to work in partnership with funders allowing them, and their stakeholders, to better **understand their return on investment **.

Most Impactful Social Benefit

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

Flow Perth

Flow Perth Inc

Changing the face of skilled volunteering - gifting possibilities

Amplifying the social impact Charities have within our communities, we partner with them to gift skilled volunteers to support and build improvements to their Technical, Marketing & Product 'problems' using Agile ways of working. By maximising their value offering we focus on upskilling the charity in becoming sustainable and responsive.

Most Innovative Enabler in Health Care

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

Noisy Guts

Noisy Guts unlocks the gut's secret language to diagnose and monitor common gut disorders. Our acoustic belt listens, records and analyses gut noises. We use artificial intelligence to correlate gut noises with specific gut conditions. Our belt will transform patient outcomes and healthcare systems by reducing the need for colonoscopies.

Most Transformative Business Solution

National iAwards Finalist

National iAwards Finalist

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

TOKN
WearSense
GLX Holdings

TOKN Technology

TOKN

Empowering all industries to substantially improve productivity using TOKN's cost effective platform technology to better connect organisations systems and data, and create digital apps, removing manual processing, task duplication and waste.

Davies Wear Plate Systems

WearSense

WearSense is a completely wireless plug n play wear sensor system that enables live condition based wear management and intelligence that improves productivity, safety and profitability. WearSense can be fitted to any wear liner material, anywhere and monitors wear and other key parameters in real time.

GLX Holdings Ltd

GLX - The Global LNG Marketplace

GLX - The Global LNG Marketplace is an online marketplace designed to make trading physical cargoes of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) simpler and more efficient for buyers and sellers of LNG, in the process generating valuable price discovery data.

Most Transformative Impact on Education

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

Virtual Reality Mass Casualty Triage Simulator

The Mass Casualty Triage VR Simulation project provides students with a unique simulated virtual reality learning experience. Students are presented with a multi-casualty scenario and required to assess and navigate the environment, locate casualties, and perform triage as first responders. The application also provides student assessment and performance feedback.

Peter Fillery Best Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project of the Year

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

Curtin University

Kira Molloy - Curtin University/Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

A preliminary program to visualise and manipulate OCT and Histology scans

This project transformed a laborious system which required extensive hard-coding and a kowledge of MATLAB, to a user friendly program which allows researchers to examine entire volumes of Optical Coherence Tomography scans. This includs many analytic tools such as applying an elasticity overlay which highlights properties such as tumors.

Research & Innovation Project of the Year

National iAwards Finalist

National iAwards Finalist

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

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Momentum Telethon Kids Institute
University of Western Australia

Bankwest

Bankwest Halo Payment Ring

In January 2018, Bankwest launched Australia's first tap-and-go payment ring, Bankwest Halo. The highly innovative wearable product links to a customer's Bankwest transaction account or credit card and works like a contactless payment card, providing a simple and convenient payment alternative to card, cash or phone.

Telethon Kids Institute & Bizdata Pty Ltd

Momentum Empowering impact

The impact of research is typically measured using case studies and metrics but these fail to show how research progresses towards impact. In a world first, Momentum *Empowering Impact* enables researchers to work in partnership with funders allowing them, and their stakeholders, to better **understand their return on investment **.

The University of Western Australia

Noisy Guts

Noisy Guts is dedicated to unlocking the gut's secret language to diagnose and monitor common gut disorders. Our acoustic belt has multiple sensors that listen, record and analyse gut noises. We use artificial intelligence, signal processing and machine learning to correlate rumbling and grumbling gut noises to specific gut conditions.

Research & Innovation Project of the Year - Postgraduate Tertiary Student

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

University of Western Australia

Michael Stewart - The University of Western Australia

Aquila - Text Mining of Industry Logs

Over 70% of all data in organisations is unstructured data such as text logs from accident or maintenance reports. Unstructured data is seriously under-utilised. Aquila is a powerful web-based tool for extracting valuable corporate knowledge from text logs. Aquila combines innovative data mining and natural language processing techniques.

Startup of the Year

National iAwards Finalist & WAITTA INCITE Awards Winner

National iAwards Finalist

Alerte Digital Health
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Alerte Digital Health

Alerte Digital Health is an emerging world leader in the application of AI medical services. Alerte is revolutionizing diagnosis and prevention of heart disease with sophisticated intelligent data analytics. Alerte's innovative approach to automated technology aims to improve health monitoring outcomes, drives increased quality standards, accuracy in diagnosis and prognosis.

udrew Pty Ltd

udrew is a design and engineering platform empowering business & homeowners with the ability to design, engineer and manage their own custom-building project for 70% less cost, with automated Local Government submission and instant approval. This allows project owners to begin construction in minutes - not months.