2 November, State Reception Centre, Kings Park
The Western Australian Innovator of the Year Awards celebrated the State’s most innovative projects, with Fastbrick Robotics Ltd receiving the overall winner for their project Hadrian X.
To begin proceedings, Minister for Innovation the Hon. Bill Marmion launched Western Australia’s first ever Innovation Strategy.
The Innovator of the Year Awards offered a combined prize pool of $140,000 to the most innovative projects, technologies or services that demonstrate an economic, social or environmental benefit to Western Australia.
Fastbrick Robotics Ltd recieved the overall prize for their innovation Hadrian X – the world’s first fully automated end-to-end 3D bricklaying machine and system.
Mitsubishi Corporation Emerging Innovation Category Winner
UWA Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority for their project flash flaming of seeds to improve land restoration. This innovation will transform the ability to handle seeds that are needed to revegetate areas such as mine sites and degraded agricultural lands in WA and globally.
Mitsubishi Corporation Growth Category Winner
Furry Dice Pty Ltd for their project Instatruck – an on-demand truck matching service that connects anyone with goods to move with owner-drivers of utes, trucks and vans.
Woodside Oil and Gas Encouragement Award Winner
Subsea Engineering Associates Pty Ltd for their project the ICE Platform – a cloud-based software platform to deliver detailed engineering insight for subsea systems faster, locally and at lower cost.
Perth Convention Bureau Travel Award Winner
Electronic Pain Assessment Technologies Pty Ltd for their project ePAT – real-time pain assessment through facial recognition technology for patients that cannot verbally communicate.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2016 Innovator of the Year Awards.
Innovator of the Year Awards 2016