The search is on for Australia’s most talented innovators, with nominations now open for the prestigious Clunies Ross Awards.
The awards, Australia’s premier innovation commercialisation awards, are considered by many to be Australia’s answer to the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), who administers the awards, believes that building Australia’s future industries depends on adopting the technological innovation needed to develop high-value products and services for a global market.
Likewise, ATSE believes that improving collaboration – both between and within business, and between business and publicly funded research – will significantly enhance innovation in Australia.
Last year’s winners included Associate Professor Jim Patrick, one of the original engineers behind the multichannel cochlear implant.
The awards will now be awarded in three categories, with a single winner announced in each. These are: the Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award and the Clunies Ross Innovation Award.
Nominations must be made online and close at 2pm on Friday, 30 October. For more details, click here.