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2018 Clunies Ross Awards nominations now open
Media Release

2018 Clunies Ross Awards now open

15 August 2017

Nominations for the 2018 Clunies Ross Awards are now open – and close on 27 October

The Clunies Ross Awards recognise contributions by dedicated individuals to the application of technology for the benefit of Australia.

The Academy of Technology and Engineering will honour 2018 Clunies Ross Award winners in three categories:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year;
  • Knowledge Commercialisation; and
  • Innovation.

Nominations are now open and must be submitted using the online Nomination Portal by 2.00pm AEDT on Friday 27 October 2017.

There will be a single winner in each category:

CLUNIES ROSS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
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.

The 2017 Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the year was Professor Andrew Wilks FTSE.

CLUNIES ROSS KNOWLEDGE COMMERCIALISATION AWARD
For those who have been responsible for a technology which has been commercialised most likely by licensing with a financially successful outcome.

The 2017 Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award went to Mr Darryn Smart.

CLUNIES ROSS INNOVATION AWARD
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.

The 2017 Clunies Ross Innovation Award went to Professor Mike Xie FTSE.

Further information and nomination details

Issued by: Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Contact: Bill Mackey, Deputy CEO, bill.mackey@atse.org.au / 03 9864 0902 / 0418 923 370

ATSE is an independent not-for-profit organisation of more than 800 eminent Australian scientists, technologists and engineers enhancing Australia’s prosperity through technology and innovation.