[ASC-media] Honours for Australia's top innovators

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Wed May 15 00:05:36 CEST 2013


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Australia's visionary innovators honoured

ATSE CLUNIES ROSS AWARDS

 

Australia's leading innovators - our heroes in science and technology - were
tonight presented with prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Awards for impacting
global development in information technology, missile defence and medical
diagnosis. Their contributions are providing real life impacts and
significant economic pay-offs for Australia.

 

The Awards recognise Australia's pre-eminent scientists and technologists
who have bridged the gap between research and the marketplace by persisting
with their ideas, often against the odds, to the point that their
innovations have made broad economic, social or environmental benefits. 

 

The 2013 ATSE Clunies Ross Award winners are:

 

.                     Dr Simon Poole & Dr Steven Frisken - Australia's most
successful commercialisers of new technologies which have shaped the
internet worldwide, some of which are key components of the NBN in
Australia. Their products, including undersea communication systems, are
sold to all the major telecommunications equipment manufacturers in Europe,
the United States, Japan and China, and have generated exports worth
hundreds of millions of dollars from their factory in Sydney.

 

.                     Dr Anthony Radford, Dr James Rothel, Dr Paul Wood & Dr
Stephen Jones - have fundamentally changed the way tuberculosis is diagnosed
around the world, by inventing and commercialising revolutionary technology
that is greatly assisting in global TB control in both humans and cattle.
They played a role in successfully eradicating bovine TB in Australia. 

 

.                     Mr Ian Croser - a world leading radar and
communications innovator who developed anti-ship missile defense radar that
was the first of its kind worldwide, then went on to further the technology
with cost, space and weight savings. The technology has put Australia on the
world stage, and attracted hundreds of millions of dollars into the
Australian economy. Significant impacts have included benefits to the
Australian defense industry, improved border protection and less reliance of
foreign technology.

 

These 2013 ATSE Clunies Ross Award Winners follow in the footsteps of past
winners such as Professor Ian Frazer FRS FAA FTSE, inventor of the cervical
cancer vaccine; Nobel laureate Dr Barry Marshall FRS FAA, who discovered the
bacteria that causes stomach ulcers; Dr Fiona Wood, inventor of spray-on
skin; and Professors Martin Green FTSE and Stuart Wenham FTSE, international
leaders in silicon cell technology.

  

The ATSE Clunies Ross Awards were presented at a gala dinner tonight
(Wednesday 15 May) at the Melbourne Convention Centre, with an address on
"The Electric Planet" by Dr Alan Finkel AM FTSE, Chancellor, Monash
University and ATSE President, with more than 500 eminent entrepreneurs,
decision makers, government officials, researchers, academics and business
leaders.

 

Tomorrow the winners join more than 240 students and teachers from across
Victoria in the 'Extreme Science Experience' with hands-on activities to
excite students about science and technology.

 

Issued by        Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and
Engineering

 

Contact           Cathy Reade, Media Liaison, 0413 575 934
creade at squirrel.com.au or

                        Bill Mackey, Deputy CEO/Communications Director ATSE
0418 923 370 bill.mackey at atse.org.au

 

Websites         www.atse.org.au/clunies-ross-award,
www.extremescience.com.au <http://www.extremescience.com.au/> 

 

 

 

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