29 May 2015
Top honours for Australia’s foremost visionaries were presented last night (28 May) at a Gala Dinner at Brisbane City Hall.
The prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Awards, Australia’s premier innovation commercialisation awards, were given to a select group of Australia’s pre-eminent innovators who persisted with their ideas to provide broad economic, social or environmental benefits.
The dinner speaker was Professor Brian Schmidt AC FRS FAA, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, who made an address focused on industry policy. Other luminaries included The Hon Leeanne Enoch, Queensland Minister for Science and Innovation; Dr Alan Finkel AO FTSE, ATSE President; Professor Peter Høj FTSE, VC and President of the University of Queensland; Dr Geoff Garrett AO, Queensland Chief Scientist, and Professor Peter Andrews AO FTSE, former Queensland Chief Scientist.
The select group of 2015 ATSE Clunies Ross Award winners are:
The ATSE Clunies Ross Awards were attended by more than 500 eminent entrepreneurs, decision makers,
government officials, researchers, academics and business leaders.
Today (29 May) the winners join 200 students and teachers from across Queensland in the ‘Wonder of
Extreme Science” event at QUT, with hands-on activities to excite students about studies and careers in
science and technology.
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