Innovative ideas emerged from the second R&D Innovation Districts Challenge. Some of the projects include optimizing logistics for rapid vaccine distribution, mobile apps and games to teach STEM to students, and a business tool to support the welfare of customer service staff.
Economic resilience was at the center of the second R&D Innovation Districts Challenge, which brings together universities, local businesses and the Australian national science agency, CSIRO, to accelerate the commercialization of new products and services and enable New Zealand’s economy. South Wales to bounce back from COVID-19.
Employment, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres said the second challenge was designed to find R&D solutions that promote economic resilience, which is vital to the aftermath of the economic and trade disruptions caused by the pandemic.
“By supporting businesses and stimulating innovation across New South Wales, we are helping to stimulate the economy, develop industries and create jobs,” said Mr Ayres.
“It’s exciting that in addition to many businesses run by women, there are initiatives to meet the needs of the most economically vulnerable in our communities, including people with disabilities and those experiencing financial hardship. “
“Very interesting ideas have arisen from rural and regional areas, including a first global approach to heatless milk pasteurization and a data aggregation platform for farmers.”
The winners of the challenge sharing $ 500,000 in seed funding are:
$ 250,000 – CSIRO nominated Adiona develops a fast and powerful home logistics optimization and simulation engine that can also be applied to rapid vaccine distribution
$ 100,000 – Arludo, working with the University of NSW on a suite of mobile apps and games to teach STEM and enable students to gather scientific data and collaborate in real time
$ 30,000 – Kleu Australia, in partnership with the University of Wollongong on a business tool to support the well-being and performance of the large-scale customer service workforce
$ 10,000 to local winners in each Innovation District: Bundlfresh, Good360 Australia, Medulla, PeepsRide, Pairtree Intelligence, Young Henrys Brewing Company, Steber International, Maxiem, New England Cheese, Studymove, HRDS Technologies and Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation.
CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall congratulated Adiona, a former resident of CSIRO’s Lindfield Collaborating Center, where small businesses can work alongside the National Science Agency to accelerate their growth with commercialization and support custom-made technique.
“CSIRO’s commitment to New South Wales includes working with government, research and business partners across the state to turn more world-class science into real-world solutions that create jobs and profit. to all of New South Wales, promoting our recovery from COVID-19 and rebuilding better for the future, ”said Dr Marshall.
Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Gabrielle Upton said: “Commercializing more R&D is the central priority of NSW’s R&D action plan. The Challenge strongly supports this outcome, solving problems while helping to create jobs and new industries. “
The NSW Government Innovation Districts Challenges program is part of an $ 11 million Innovation Scaling Pledge, designed to help NSW business communities develop innovations to meet the many challenges of COVID -19. tool to support the well-being of customer service employees.
This press release was originally posted here: https://www.investment.nsw.gov.au/resources/media-releases/nsw-bouncing-back-with-r-and-d-commercialisation/