SEVEN Australians have been awarded ‘Innovation Hero’ awards for their contribution to Australia.
The award winners all have been recognised for their pioneering research leading to innovative technology becoming commercially successful around the world.
Two of this year’s Innovation Hero Award winners are Elizabeth Lewis-Gray and Sandy Gray of Ballarat-based mineral processing systems provider Gekko Systems.
“Our experience is that mine sites recognise that with new technology comes an increase in production and profits due to greater recovery and lower capital costs,” Ms Lewis-Gray said.
“Our focus has always been and continues to be developing innovative solutions for the mining industry.”
The seven winners were presented their awards at the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.
“These Awards are a celebration of Australian ingenuity. They recognise individuals who have made a significant achievement in commercialising a new technology by developing a technology-driven product or service, raising capital and undertaking commercial marketing,” Warren Centre chairman Peter North said.