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2018 Victorian iAwards Winners and Merit Recipients

Winners


VIC
Deakin University
CollabHero
Undergraduate Tertiary Students - VIC
CollabHero is a software solution to help universities improve teaching and save time and money by facilitating peer evaluations. At present, students receive very little feedback on their work. Collaborative feedback increases the amount of valuable feedback a student receives on their work, compared to the amount of feedback provided by a single teacher. Additionally, it provide students the opportunity to reflect on the key learnings of the course from the perspective of their peers.
VIC
Language Your Way
Language Your Way
Startup of the Year - VIC
Language Your Way is an education technology company that makes learning fun and immersive via game based learning. Machine learning and artificial intelligence is the heart of the solution that results in personalized learning. In other words, the more the student plays the game, the more they are motivated and intrinsically learn more.
VIC
CSIRO's Data61
Spark Bushfire Modelling & Analytics Toolkit
Research and Development Project of the Year - VIC
Spark is a globally scalable toolkit for the end-to-end processing, simulation and analysis of wildfires. Users can design custom fire propagation models by building on Spark's Graphical Processing Unit computational fire propagation solver and incorporating various input, processing and visualisation components, each tailored for wildfire modelling. Spark can be used for many applications including planning, warning, response, and research.
VIC
Blamey Saunders Hears
Facett: A Modular Self-fit Hearing Aid System
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - VIC
Facett is the world’s first modular self-fit hearing aid. It is part of a digital solution that reduces barriers to hearing aid uptake and enables users to program their settings independently—regardless of proximity to an audiologist. Facett uses magnetic modules to simplify daily maintenance tasks and facilitate inexpensive upgrades, and empowers people who have dexterity and visual impairments with independence.
VIC
Blamey Saunders Hears
Facett: A Modular Self-fit Hearing Aid System
Research and Development Project of the Year - VIC
Facett is the world’s first modular self-fit hearing aid. It is part of a digital solution that reduces barriers to hearing aid uptake and enables users to program their settings independently—regardless of proximity to an audiologist. Facett uses magnetic modules to simplify daily maintenance tasks and facilitate inexpensive upgrades, and empowers people who have dexterity and visual impairments with independence.
VIC
Department of Health and Human Services
Real-Time Health Emergency Monitoring System
Big Data Innovation of the Year - VIC
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services with Oakton developed a Real-Time Health Emergency Monitoring System (RHEMS) to provide early notification of potential health emergencies following the November 2016 Thunderstorm Asthma event. The system enables whole-of-public health system perspective, accelerated decision-making, and rapid dissemination of valuable information and advice. The innovative combination of technology and data directly aid all Victorians.
VIC
Deakin University
Deakin Genie
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year - VIC
Deakin Genie is a transformational agent for student service, learning support and success. An artificial intelligence-enabled, personalised digital assistant for students, Genie proactively engages and guides students through study and life at Deakin University and beyond. It prepares graduates for a ‘post-digital’ future where chat bots and virtual smart assistants will augment most professions.
VIC
City of Casey & M innovation
Asset Prediction System
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year - VIC
Rate capping is the biggest challenge facing local government today. In response, the City of Casey has developed an asset prediction system with algorithms forecasting the impact of policy and funding changes on their 400,000 assets for the next 50 years and beyond. The result? The system has forecasted millions of dollars in savings and performance improvements annually across the municipality.
VIC
Metro Trains Melbourne
Uninterruptible Power Supply for Rail Signalling
Industrial and Primary Industries - VIC
Metro Trains Melbourne has developed a customised Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), delivering seamless emergency power backup to the city’s railway signalling system. This technology is traditionally used within the IT industry, but our research shows this adaptation is a world first for the railway industry, successfully integrating industrial scale continuous power supply technology with a legacy phase-reliant railway signalling network.
VIC
SalesPreso
SalesPreso
Business Service Markets - VIC
SalesPreso is a technology platform transforming enterprise sales by automating its most time-consuming activity: creating customised presentations. SalesPreso is not Prezi or PowerPoint. It is an enterprise-grade platform that replaces traditional presentations with interactive 'presos', by integrating customer-relevant data from existing business systems. SalesPreso’s artificial intelligence engine, PresoAI, recommends the best individual slides to suit each customer and scenario.
VIC
John Monash Science School
Movement Impeding Device: A Biomedical Apparatus
Senior Students - VIC
The innovation titled as the Movement Impeding Device (MID) is a biomedical research apparatus invented and designed by students to improve methodological processes involving Zebrafish embryos in research labs. In contact with scientists at a lab using Zebrafish, a common issue when imaging or handling Zebrafish was their tendency to 'wiggle' and move in petri dishes, creating issues for the researcher. What we strove to do was alleviate this issue with a cost-effective solution that would be long-lasting and effective in its use. The device we created aims to aid researchers in their handling of Zebrafish embryos and larvae when being monitored under strict conditions; such as visual imaging. The innovation achieves this through an intuitive design which creates soft indents in the agarose gel (which the petri dish is filled with) for the embryos to sit in. This is the primary function which the device aims to achieve consistently. Watch YouTube video here ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GumlWWXRrWc
VIC
Great Ryrie Primary School
LSH (Life Support Helmet) Mark1
Junior Students - VIC
This wearable and personal solution to future earth has given a seed to further development of my idea. Keeping people safe in a changing global environment; its smog, desert, fire and emergency uses could genuinely save lives. Now, and in the future, wearing a LSH (Life Support Helmet), in its future developed stage of innovation, could be a game changer. Personal devices of its kind are unique and my vision to have them around the world is truly a possibility.
VIC
Dialog & The GEO Group Australia
Gateway Prison Operating System
Public Sector and Government - VIC
The Gateway Prisoner Operating System is used to manage and operate prisons, supporting innovative means to reduce the risk of prisoners reoffending through a focus on holistic intervention and integrated case management. It supports GEO’s Continuum of Care inside prison and during post release reintegration, leading to clear benefits to prisoners and wider society, while reducing costs to government and taxpayers.
VIC
Blamey Saunders Hears
Facett: A Modular Self-fit Hearing Aid System
Community Services Markets - VIC
Facett is the world’s first modular self-fit hearing aid. It is part of a digital solution that reduces barriers to hearing aid uptake and enables users to program their settings independently—regardless of proximity to an audiologist. Facett uses magnetic modules to simplify daily maintenance tasks and facilitate inexpensive upgrades, and empowers people who have dexterity and visual impairments with independence.
VIC
Australia Post
Digital iD
Consumer Markets - VIC
Australians constantly need to prove their identity for everyday transactions, and multiple physical documents and account log-ins makes this time-consuming and frustrating. Digital iD™ is a smartphone-enabled platform that simplifies the process across all sectors, assurance levels and channels. Consumers verify their information once, then use their smartphone to prove who they are, wherever Digital iD™ is accepted.

Merit Recipients


VIC
Victoria University
FireFly
Undergraduate Tertiary Students - VIC
We bring a new edge solution to fire prevention and safety at a new innovative level through the use of advanced sensors. Our thinking is about protecting people and their homes. The advanced sensors use of AI technology will allow the 21st century individual to have peace of mind. The advanced sensors, learns and gathers data, accurately monitors, detects and prevents fires caused by appliances. This is a real problem; preventing fires from being informed on its performance and danger alerts. Fires destroy homes and it is a problem that would not only save lives but be a solution for insurance companies. This is an Australian innovation which is making a difference and has the potential to create positive change for the community and lives.
VIC
Health Delivered
Health Delivered
Startup of the Year - VIC
Health Delivered is a dietary management platform designed to tackle the growing rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic health issues. Through the platform, dietitians have access to data regarding the dietary and biometric inputs of their clients. This allows them to assess existing treatments and recommendations, and engage with their clients remotely with personalised data in between regular consultations.
VIC
Bayshann
Connexus
Startup of the Year - VIC
The Bayhann Connexus Platform is a complete solution for the higher education learner journey from acceptance of offer, entry into higher education system, study, graduation, alumni and life-long learning. Connexus brings together academic, support, social and career transition aspects across the learner journey in an integrated and personalised way, to help learners graduate and find a job.
VIC
GrantGuru & City of Greater Bendigo
Bendigo Funding Finder
Research and Development Project of the Year - VIC
GrantGuru provides a one-stop-shop for grants discovery. With over 1,600 business grants, spread over hundreds of websites, most business don't know where to start, or how to find grants to help their business grow. GrantGuru is a white-label offering, integrating directly into council websites, providing information their constituents expect them to know, but is too complex for them to maintain.
VIC
University of Melbourne
Music Therapy in Virtual Environments
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - VIC
Music Therapy in Virtual Environments provides a telehealth service to people with quadriplegia to improve respiratory function, voice, mood, and social connectedness. It makes use of virtual reality and low-latency audio to deliver group singing sessions from a music therapist to multiple clients at home. The solution increases access to, and frequency of, group music-therapy for people with quadriplegia.
VIC
MineExcellence
MineExcellence Products - BIMS, BLADES & Smart Blasting App
Big Data Innovation of the Year - VIC
MineExcellence offers web and mobile based platform for blast design, simulation, data collection, prediction, optimization and advanced analytics. Evolved with a vision for improved and safer blasting in the mining industry, MineExcellence presents an innovative suite of products that provides intelligence in the hands of every blaster. Management Portal is accessible for central assessment suitable for use across mines by supervisors.
VIC
DXC Technology
Injured Workers Claims Assistant
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year - VIC
The Injured Worker Claims Digital Assistant analyses workers compensation claims and generates a tailored and optimised case management plan. The tool uses IBM Watson Machine Learning, trained with historical claim data, including treatments provided and return to work outcomes, over a ten year period. The tool enables case managers to focus efforts getting injured workers back to work sooner.
VIC
Department of Health and Human Services
Real-Time Health Emergency Monitoring System
Public Sector and Government - VIC
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services with Oakton developed a Real-Time Health Emergency Monitoring System (RHEMS) to provide early notification of potential health emergencies following the November 2016 Thunderstorm Asthma event. The system enables whole-of-public health system perspective, accelerated decision-making, and rapid dissemination of valuable information and advice. The innovative combination of technology and data directly aid all Victorians.
VIC
Prism Pay
Prism Horse Racing Management
Business Service Markets - VIC
Prism is an all in one ERP platform that allows trainers, syndicators, staff and owners to all manage their stable operations and horses from one centralized location. Hosted in the cloud, available online and via apple and Android apps, Prism provides simple, flexible, access anytime, anywhere. Created with innovation and simplicity at its core, Prism is Racing redefined.
VIC
PaperCut
PaperCut MF
Business Service Markets - VIC
PaperCut MF is a print management solution that makes every single page matter. This deceptively simple software inspires paper-using customers all over the world to move beyond the printed document and transform their paper processes to cut printing costs, save trees, secure information, and track who’s printing what, where and when.
VIC
MineExcellence
MineExcellence Products - BIMS, BLADES & Smart Blasting App
Consumer Markets - VIC
MineExcellence offers web and mobile based platform for blast design, simulation, data collection, prediction, optimization and advanced analytics. Evolved with a vision for improved and safer blasting in the mining industry, MineExcellence presents an innovative suite of products that provides intelligence in the hands of every blaster. Management Portal is accessible for central assessment suitable for use across mines by supervisors.
VIC
RMIT University
Chirality-2
Community Services Markets - VIC
Have you ever wanted to learn chemistry but found it boring, or are you a teacher who worries about mobile devices in class? Our innovation, Chirality-2, a free mobile game for iOS and Android, could help. Designed by academics, it aims to help users learn organic chemistry while also having fun. Finally, an excuse to use your phone in class!
VIC
CSIRO & Western Health
CALD Assist
Public Sector and Government - VIC
CALD Assist is a mobile health application designed to facilitate the delivery of safe, high quality hospital care to patients from non-English speaking backgrounds, when interpreters are unavailable. It focusses on a potentially at-risk and vulnerable population, to reduce inequity and improve healthcare delivery efficiencies. CALD Assist is informed by clinician and patient needs, existing paper tools and hospital trials.