Nominations of candidates for the 2017 Clunies Ross Awards have closed. The 2017 Awardees will be announced at the ATSE Innovation Dinner at the 2017 ATSE National Technology Challenges Dialogue on 14 June, Brisbane.
Over the past 25 years the Clunies Ross Awards (CRA) have recognised contributions by dedicated individuals to the application of technology for the benefit of Australia. In recognition of the complex nature of such activities the Clunies Ross Awards are awarded in three categories with a single winner in each category.
For those who have played a leadership role in the translation to a commercial enterprise with a financially successful outcome of a technology based product or service in which they have personally had a significant input in the inventorship/development of the technology. Such a person would typically be the CEO or a senior manager and may be working in either an early stage or mature company environment, with demonstrated impact for Australia.
Typically this may be a person leading a start-up or early stage SME that is disrupting well established vendors through innovative use of new technologies.
For those who have been responsible for a technology which has been commercialised most likely by licensing with a financially successful outcome.
Typically this could be a researcher or developer in a PFRO or private company who has successfully passed his or her product/invention/service to a third party to commercialise and has generated significant revenue to the person and /or organisation they are associated with.
For those who have been responsible for the adoption of a technology of demonstrably significant potential, currently at a stage where the financial outcomes are yet to be realised and/or the benefits are of a measurable broad community nature.
Typically would be an early stage venture where the person is running substantial risks, enjoying early success but the outcome, financial or social good, is not yet assured or the financial outcome is in the form of industry development.
The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering administers the award which will be presented at the ATSE Innovation Dinner at the annual ATSE National Technology Challenges Dialogue.
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