ON Prime3 Adelaide teams

Worldwide AR University of Adelaide, Queensland University of Technology Precise visual-based localisation in a given environment is a key requirement for applications such as augmented-reality and self-driving cars. Our aim is to develop a localisation and mapping engine that will enable ordinary mobile devices to map and navigate the world with millimetre precision on a city-scale, and beyond. At the core of this technology is a cloud-enabled computational platform capable of producing results more accurate than GPS and more data efficient than existing state-of-the-art vision-based methods. The goal is to generate novel technology and algorithms capable of fundamentally changing the way large-scale localisation and mapping is solved today.
Advanced Transceivers for Aerospace Applications The University of Adelaide The Advanced Transceivers for Aerospace Applications project is investigating a technology base that will improve the practical use of new RF transceiver designs to make aerospace communications significantly better. This has been achieved by developing revolutionary advances in the composite efficiency of the combined supply modulator and transceiver. This will allow current and next-gen RF transceivers to implement very fast supply modulation with sufficiently low loss and high power handling capabilities.
New Traits in Canola CSIRO Agriculture & Food Canola farmers need to deal with many problems such as maintaining oil yield and disease to be successful. They need breeders to continue to improve varieties but their ability is limited by a lack of new genes to improve traits. We have a platform that delivers new genes to breeding companies that can improve yield, increase disease resistance and adapt crops to local environments. Using our platform we have already found hundreds of new versions of genes and are testing how these can improve plant performance.
GLAS The University of Adelaide The use of coloured glass is prevalent in our society; from the bottled beverages we drink, the jewellery we wear, to the architectural materials we use in our buildings. The problem is that producing specific colour codes of glass requires the use of toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, chromium and arsenic; all of which pose hazards to human health and the environment. With this issue in mind, our team has formulated the ‘GLAS’ technique, developing a more environmentally friendly and healthy range of glass colour codes.
Mirage Photonics The University of Adelaide There is an unmet need for affordable, mid-infrared, moderate-power lasers in both the commercial sector and within the research community. At the core of our technology is a fibre-optic laser which operates in the mid-infrared part of the light spectrum. Light at these wavelengths have a wide range of applications and can be very effective in detecting and monitoring greenhouse gasses, petroleum based chemicals, and other volatile organic compounds. Our laser technology is significantly more effective, affordable and portable compared to existing technologies; with further potential applications in environmental monitoring, oil and gas development, transportation, and medicine.
Cardio Health Checker The University of Adelaide Cardiovascular diseases are diseases which develop slowly over the course of many years and are inherently difficult to diagnose. We want to make it possible to easily ascertain your vascular health and your risk of developing clinical complications, before more severe intervention such as medicines and surgery are required. To do this, we are designing a device that is able to accurately detect a bio-marker of early vascular disease, which will help people live longer, healthier lives.
SA-go The University of Adelaide Golden Staph is a common bacterium carried by two to three out of ten people. While it is mostly harmless, if it enters the body through a cut or abrasion, it can in some cases cause any number of serious infections, like meningitis, endocarditis or pneumonia, which can in turn prove to be devastatingly fatal. We have found that a treatment combination composed of the iron chelator Deferiprone (Def) and the haem-analogue Gallium-Protoporphyrin (GaPP) has potent synergistic anti-microbial effects killing mainly Gram-positive microbes including Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) strains. 
Banana Wax Queensland University of Technology  Agricultural waste treatment is expensive, and if not done correctly can lead to harmful health and environmental consequences. We propose targeting one of the big waste streams in Queensland, banana tree waste, and turn it into high value products. The extraction of high value metabolites from banana tree waste will positively impact both the environment and human health, and develop new income streams.

ON Prime3 Brisbane teams

Genetic Drive Chip CSIRO Agriculture and & Food Weeds, pests and disease organisms plague nearly all human endeavours. There's a bunch of ways to try and control these biological threats, but how can we measure if these threatened species are under control? Counting the visible signs of infestation is not the answer, because of hidden populations and survival stages like eggs, pupae and microscopic larvae. Using our Genetic Drive Chip, we can test how robust a population is and whether it is under control or not. We’re using the power of genetics to manage threats in a more sophisticated way.
Medtex CSIRO Health & Biosecurity The Medtex technology helps hospitals who want to maximise their bottom line by ensuring accurate and timely coding of patient medical records. Medtex is a smart Artificial Intelligence (AI) software solution that analyses patient medical records and highlights appropriate clinical codes for coders to audit. More importantly, it can also identify gaps in clinical documentation, which may result in higher reimbursements, so that clinical coders can follow-up with clinicians to ensure more accurate coding. The solution improves clinical coding accuracy and throughput leading to faster and increased hospital funding.

DeeepSense The University of Queensland Retailers have increasingly relied on online marketplaces to sell their products. An important success factor within these markets is how fast they can adapt their practices based on feedback provided by online reviews. Retailers, however, do not currently have access to a tool that helps them quickly classify and rank these reviews. DeeepSense addresses this problem using state-of-the-art technology. DeeepSense Review (DS-R), our B2B2C plug-in, computes the quality of each review and ranks it based on the value it holds and presents a handy list of useful, reliable and trustworthy reviews. DS-R also helps buyers make better informed decisions.

VR Cycling Simulator Griffith University Imagine being able train on a track thousands of miles away and from the comfort of your own city. We envisage every high-performance cycling centre will use VR train with our cycling simulator to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals. Then, imagine being able to use the same software at your local gym for your own exercise. Our software will take gym training to the next level and take the experience of being an elite athlete and making it available to everyone.

CocoBIO Australia The University of Queensland Recent findings have allowed for radical improvements in the cloning of coconuts so that they are more reproducible and that the supply and demand of coconuts are much more feasible on a larger scale. This ‘core’ cloning technology is an innovative new step that bypasses the traditional seed-based coconut farming and has been successfully tested on a wide range of coconut varieties. Through this initiative, we hope to bring our research idea into life and also provide coconut planters with more affordable and reliable planting materials, better yields and use of unused land resources in Northern Australia.

iCARE– Creating Awareness, Resilience and Enhanced Mental Health (iCARE) for vulnerable youth Central Queensland University One in four people in Australia will experience a mental health challenge in their lifetime, and of that number, 75 per cent of sufferers will experience it before adulthood. These mental health challenges are preventable or at the very least are highly manageable with the right level of care. Our team have developed a strengths-based mental health promotion program aimed at young people called iCARE.
iCARE will help schools manage, deal with and respond to mental health issues by embedding essential ‘resilience skills’ into the curriculum. The program is delivered in schools by trained mental health professionals over a six week period and is enhanced by the clever use of an engaging app that uses elements of video gaming to captivate young audiences.

StayGreen Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Producing more food with less water is one of the major challenges facing humanity in the coming decades. Delayed foliar senescence (or ‘Staygreen’) has long been associated with increased lodging resistance and higher grain yield of sorghum under terminal drought. Recently, we demonstrated that PIN genes located within the Stg1 (SbPIN4), Stg2 (SbPIN2) and Stg3b (SbPIN1) chromosomal regions act pleiotropically to modulate canopy development (tillering, leaf size) and root architecture (nodal root number, root length) in sorghum. We anticipate that PIN genes could be modulated in other major cereal species like wheat, maize and rice to enhance their drought adaptation globally.

Polychaete-assisted Sand Filters Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) The Queensland Government through its Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has been developing the Polychaete-Assisted Sand Filter (PASF) system for broad-scale pond water treatment used in aquaculture-based prawn production. The method uses shallow constructed sand beds to filter pond-water and simultaneously produce marine worms. The sand-worm filters can remove more quantities of suspended solids, chlorophyll, nitrogen and phosphorus in one pass when compared to the conventional use of settlement ponds. The system uses a relatively low farm footprint and has the added advantage of producing a valuable marine worm by-product that can be used in shrimp maturation diets, as a feed for prawn and fish broodstock and for fishing bait.

ON Prime3 Canberra teams

AuthIoT Data61 (CSIRO) It is hard to protect large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) networks with low-resource devices and it is highly desirable to make customizable IoT applications in an easy way. Our solution is to address these problems by providing new cryptographic schemes and an IoT device mashup platform.
Collaborative Host-Network Anomaly Detection Framework for Internet of Things The University of New South Wales Our goal is to develop a collaborative Intrusion Detection System (IDS) framework for IoTs. This framework includes modules that capture host and network data, include an aggregator module to collect relevant audit data, a pre-processing module to filter and analyse audit data, and a decision engine to detect malicious activity. These modules will be designed to deal with distributed systems and processing big data sources. The decision engine will be used for both statistical and semantic methods. Moreover, we will design the way of deploying this framework in real systems and how it will handle different nodes by one shared database to be easier for updating purposes.

Rob Davidson University of Canberra Scatter radiation reaching the image receptor has been a major problem in X-ray imaging for more than a century. The best current solution, anti-scatter grids, cannot remove all scatter radiation and increases a patient’s radiation dose to harmful rays. We are developing a new hybrid solution that will reduce the amount of ionising radiation needed in an X-ray image, reducing levels by a factor of up three times. As a result, the amount of ionising radiation a patient is exposed to will be reduced, the image quality will be improved (when compared to X-rays that use anti-scatter grids) and clinicians’ confidence in making an accurate diagnosis will be improved.
The Components of Spelling: A digital educational assessment resource University of Canberra Spelling is a cornerstone of literacy, yet becoming proficient in spelling takes time and is largely influenced by the quality of instruction one receives. While effective instruction must be informed by valid and reliable diagnostic assessment data, current spelling assessments fail to provide the kind of feedback that is needed to facilitate and enhance student learning in spelling. This project involves the construction of an innovative digital spelling assessment resource. The resource will be easy and quick to use, and will provide comprehensive diagnostic feedback that is essential for developing fundamental literacy skills required for success in life.

Mucosal Vaccines Australian National University We have developed mucosal-systemic live vaccines that manipulate immune responses to provide excellent protection against high priority mucosal pathogens.
Ling Emission Australian National University The Cold Storage CO₂Capture (CSCC) system combines both cold storage and carbon capture processes in one single unit. Cold storage offers a way to alleviate peak grid load by offering demand management for air conditioning and improve air conditioning efficiency by storing cooling produced at opportune times and deployed as needed. Carbon capture is enabled by the specific phase change material used in the CSCC system. When the material is storing cooling it absorbs CO₂ from gaseous mixtures; when it releases it, it liberates pure CO₂gas. Such a process can be employed in CO₂ separation from fuel gas, biogas, shale gas and flue gas before combustion so as to reduce carbon emissions. The two processes happen at the same time so that both outcomes can be achieved at the expense of one.
mdbox Australian National University Computational techniques such as molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are increasingly used to study the interactions of biomolecules and/or materials at an atomistic level. MD simulations are still computationally costly, requiring supercomputer access and significant scientific input. Our aim is to develop an open-access repository for MD simulation data sets, which would provide a platform for storing and sharing trajectories and their corresponding input files. This open data approach is of tremendous value for further development of molecular modelling. It would give research teams the ability to access a large number of simulations in a single repository, thereby creating unprecedented opportunities for research using data mining and machine learning techniques.
CSIRO Seeds CSIRO Services Imagine a national club where like-minded Australian students can share and extend their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths. Where they can be connected to authentic education, publishing and scientific research with a highly trusted and respected scientific organisation. The new club would fill the gap left by the old Double Helix Science Club, in a niche that has not yet been filled and of which we still hear incredible impact stories. This club would take STEM into the lives of students, their families and teachers across Australia, improving scientific literacy, showcasing STEM careers, and helping cement CSIRO as a household name.

ON Prime3 Melbourne teams

Blue Quince Swinburne University of Technology Our programme will connect generations and bridge social and digital divide by combining community service and STEM education, using coding and robotics to inspire students and older adults to engage with digital technologies. The programme will connect schools and aged-care residences, teaching students coding and robotics, and providing a structure for students to share their knowledge with older adults.
WaterNet University of Tasmania WaterNet displays a catchment scale data sharing network that provides foresters, farmers, downstream communities and other water users with real time information on river condition, soil moisture and water availability. This will enable people to make more efficient use of water, increase their productivity and collaboratively manage water security in a changing climate.
Opticellutions: Delivering low cost biologicals CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Cell lines are used throughout the world for the production of many bio-pharmaceuticals, including antibodies, vaccines and therapeutics. Our team is at the forefront of creating bespoke modified cell lines that can decrease production costs, leading to increased profits for customers. A decreased cost of goods will ultimately lower the cost for the consumer and open up markets such as lower socio-economic markets, where these goods are currently out of reach.
Potato Suitability App University of Tasmania The humble potato is consumed in countries all around the world. Most of us eat a portion of potato every week, if not every day. To supply all that demand, farmers and potato companies have had to make concessions by planting their crops in locations with poor soil, trying weather, and less than ideal environments. This generates low quality potatoes and can even contribute to the upturn of diseases in some crops, turning potato farming into an unsustainable production. Our idea is to help the people involved in the potato industry by developing an app which allows farmers to better select locations and to work in a more sustainable way that keep potatoes growing healthy and in enough quantities.
Versatile Recycling Process for Lithium Batteries CSIRO Energy The absence of an Australian recycling process for lithium batteries will cause immense difficulties in the near-term future as large-scale grid storage batteries (from residential through to utilities level) reach their end of operating life. To meet this challenge, a versatile and modular recycling process is required to rapidly meet ebbs and flows of a fluctuating lithium batteries market. This can be without need to retool operating plants, thereby saving operating and capex costs whilst maximising profits and enabling a viable Australian recycling industry to be set up.
LithSonic CSIRO Mineral Services Battery technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, from transport to mobile technology to storage of renewable energy. The leading battery technology, lithium-ion, was developed in the 1980's and is now reaching its limits. To continue the exponential advances brought about by batteries, we need to move to a post-lithium-ion era. Lithium metal-based batteries, with theoretical energy densities as high as gasoline, are the holy grail of energy storage technology. Once the technological hurdles are overcome, only the price and availability of lithium metal will limit the revolution. LithSonic is the answer to low-cost, widely available lithium metal.
Resveratrol Revival RMIT Since the French Paradox and over the last few decades, polyphenols, have been associated with the health-promoting effects derived from diets rich in vegetables and fruits, including moderate wine consumption of resveratrol (Rsv). The big idea is that Rsv human health benefits can be hugely expanded by the addition of Rsv to beverages and foods thereby multiplying the effectiveness for improving the quality of life. The interplay between Resveratrol foods and chronic diseases is a new and critical way for improving the quality of life. Understanding dietary Rsv intake can lead to new molecular nutrition therapeutic approaches to treating many diseases.
A Multi-Layered Approach to Detecting Malicious Mobile Advertising LaTrobe University Our project combines two key elements necessary to detect zero-day malware: a novel sandboxing environment and a supervised malware classifier. This malware classifier is extended from an existing classifier that works with API calls, to use network traffic and other observable characteristics. By using a multi-layered strategy, each code sample from an ad can be downloaded from a web page, executed in a safe environment, and its behaviour can be analysed to see if it is consistent with ‘malvertising’ behavioural pattern.
Workgroup Climate-Shaping for High Performance University of Tasmania We have developed a workgroup model that increases employee performance without sacrificing the key aspects of a good workplace. Any workgroup that meets regularly can create, embed and sustain a culture where performance, engagement, collaboration, support and well-being are at high levels. This is achieved by supporting the workgroup to (i) share their stories of their experiences in high-performing workplaces; (ii) agree on the features or behaviours they wish to experience in their current team environment and subsequently, (iii) to have reflective conversations where group members can help one another to bring to life and self-regulate those agreed behavioural expectations.
Oscillating Foil Turbine University of Tasmania The team seeks to get a much deeper understanding of what the market expects for this to become the preferred solution for this form of renewable energy. We hope to learn more about how to evaluate the current market opportunity to guide our future investments into the technology and the business around it.
Bed Load Detector CSIRO Mineral Resources We have developed the Bed Load Detector (BLD), an instrument for measuring the height (depth) of a settled bed of solids (stationary or moving) in a pipe or other shape of duct. The device measures the amount of solid build-up inside slurry pipelines. It can also detect pipe blockages/scaling in pipelines and alert the user to undertake necessary maintenance. It can either be built-in or inserted retrospectively into a slurry pipeline and will enable mineral processing plants and other slurry pumpers to save millions of dollars currently lost through catastrophic blockages, bursts and process upsets.

Gallifree CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Allergy to chicken eggs is a widespread condition affecting up to 2.5% of children and is the second most common food allergy. This presents a major food safety issue for the community since eggs are used in such a wide range of food products. Furthermore, the widespread use of egg-based flu vaccines poses additional risks. The incidence of egg allergy in Australia is increasing and the cause of this is not understood and subject to much debate. We have invented a method for gene editing in chickens that will allow us to develop hens for the production of allergen-free eggs.
Shadi Houshyar RMIT Our idea is to take high-performance materials such as Kevlar, PBI and Nomex, which are used as protective apparel across a range of contexts where risk of physical injury is high - like emergency service departments or in the defence force – and incorporate nanoparticles to boost robustness and create ultra-strong high performance materials (USHP). Our innovation will provide even more protection and increase the rate of survival by increasing hardiness, UV and impact abrasion resistancy. Other benefits include greater durability, improved resistance to harsh environmental conditions and allow inherent hydrophobic/hydrophilic finishes to the materials.
Ultrasonic Drying Team CSIRO Agriculture The current practices involved in drying foodstuff - exposure to long drying times or high temperatures - negatively affects food product quality. Using our present innovation which relates to the application of ultrasound, we have been able to intensify the low temperature drying of food products, in a way that provides energy savings with increased throughput and reduced drying time. This in turn will contribute to better product quality by minimising thermal degradation.
EREBUS CSIRO Energy Currently, there is no way to remotely protect energy systems from non-authorised appliances, or authorised appliances with malicious intent. Also, there is no way to identify specific appliances by type or connection from a single location; which means appliances can be left connected, unnoticed and nobody is any the wiser, until they physically come across it. Our innovation, Project EREBUS, will detect, identify and notify the asset owner/manager of all non-authorised appliances that have been connected to the energy system in secure and controlled environments.
Maintenance Optimisation of Rail Transport Infrastructure RMIT The aim of this project is to develop a system to optimise and prioritise the planned maintenance tasks for rail infrastructure. We are developing an innovative data collection approach coupling wireless vibration monitoring and video camera recordings to create a framework that predicts rail deterioration and allows the optimisation of maintenance for rail transport infrastructure. This will minimise the cost and time associated with maintenance by prioritising the maintenance activities on rail infrastructure. As a result, our tech project will provide significant benefits to the Australia’s economy, along with benefiting society with cost and time savings for all rail passengers.
Development of Radiation Shielding Composite Materials University of Southern Queensland The scope of this proposal is to develop a composite material of Boron Carbide or Tungsten Carbide reinforced Poly Ether Ether Ketone that isolates high-level radiation from unexpected nuclear exposure, (i.e. a nuclear explosion) as a new type of radiation shielding. This innovation would provide a unifying scientific solution to minimising the damage to both humans and the environment from the dangers of nuclear exposure. Moreover, our innovation will decrease the risk of radiation poisoning from nuclear waste (such as ammunitions manufactured by deleted fuel rods). We envision that our innovation will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs in manufacturing industries as our technology is taken up and incorporated into new structures and equipment, like safe houses, greenhouses and specialised vehicles.

ON Prime3 Newcastle teams

Media Doctor The University of Newcastle Poor health information is potentially harmful but quality stories provide reliable, beneficial information; so how do to you tell which is which? You don’t need to be a scientist or a doctor to assess the value of most health stories. Our tech proposition, Media Doctor Citizen Scientist, is in establishing an open-access site and an evidence-based tool which trains people in identifying the good and bad aspects of health reporting by using a star rating system for health stories. Ratings are pooled with other users to form a meta-rating and the results are posted on the site so that everyone can easily determine which health information is true or misleading.
Diffuse Wind Energy The University of Newcastle Our product is a small wind turbine that, through being enclosed within a diffuser, can produce nearly twice the power output of existing wind turbines of the same size. The addition of the diffuser also makes our turbine safer and quieter than existing turbines, both of which are key considerations for potential customers.
Rapid Bacterial Detection The University of Newcastle Joint infections are potentially lethal or can cause debilitating complications and are considered a medical emergency. A problem with diagnosing infection in joints is that infection is clinically similar to inflammation alone, and there is no rapid test for the detection of bacteria in joint fluid. We have developed a test that measures the number of bacteria in joint fluid and other clinical samples within 20 minutes from sample collection, and have tested this method in a hospital setting on patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery. We now aim to develop this into a real-time diagnostic test in pathology laboratories.
The Energy Ninja CSIRO Energy The Energy Ninja is a device that allows households that own batteries (and in the future, electric vehicles) to provide 'grid services'. Providing 'grid services' involves financially rewarding owners of batteries that discharge energy into the electricity grid. Such households positively impacts the electricity utility, as their self-reliance places less demand on the electricity utility having to upgrade infrastructure. The Energy Ninja does all this in an automated way.
Using batteries at home is less expensive than installing purpose-built batteries, and allows the owner of the battery to maintain direct control over their system. Furthermore, the Energy Ninja system, by placing minimal reliance on electronic communications, is designed to be reliable and robust.
Eat.Be. The University of Newcastle A poor quality diet is the number one contributor to disease burden both here in Australia and globally. Adopting healthy eating behaviours can be easy to stick to in the short-term, but often strategies are a ‘one size fits all’ approach, rather than being a personalised one. As a result, people often fall back into their old, unhealthy eating habits. Eat.Be disrupts traditional care models by improving access to expert, personalised nutrition advice with lower costs, shorter duration and more frequent one-on-one consultations with a dietitian (using web and mobile tools). Our philosophy is:  small, incremental changes for sustainable, healthy eating habits.
MGA Thermal Storage The University of Newcastle Miscibility Gap Alloys (MGA) are newly developed thermal energy storage media which have the potential to revolutionise thermal storage in electricity generation, by providing a cost effective means of stable long-term energy storage. These alloys comprise of a patented inverse microstructure of two or more immiscible components. The resulting structure exhibits the high energy storage capacity of a phase change system while macroscopically behaving as a continuously solid modular block, with the accompanying safety, stability and high thermal conductivity. Our vision is to develop this thermal energy storage media to allow high-efficiency electricity generation from stored solar energy.
BeeDar The University of Newcastle Global honeybee populations have been devastated by the parasitic mite Varroa Destructor, and in some parts of the world honeybee numbers have plummeted by up to 90%. The problem as it stands is that many of our food crops and the broader ecosystem rely on honeybee pollination. Australia is the last country in the world to be Varroa Destructor free. As a primary producer, we deal daily with introduced pests and diseases and we don’t want to see ‘Varroa’ added to that list. As a result, we have developed BeeDar - in effect, a radar for bees - to be the frontline defence to stop Varroa establishing in Australia.
Care giVR The University of Newcastle Care GiVR is a health-training platform using virtual reality (VR) to help train health professionals in emergency scenarios. Through the use of VR and biometrics, we are able to track a user’s progress and response to a variety of emergency scenarios that health professionals may encounter. The first minimal viable product developed for the Care GiVR platform is neonatal resuscitation to help students and healthcare professionals build their skills and confidence in responding to neonates requiring resuscitation. 

ON Prime3 Northern Australia teams

Beefy AI James Cook University With the advancement of artificial intelligence, we have developed a low-cost cattle monitoring technology using sensors to reliably yield animal weights, their condition and pasture estimates. Our idea is to create curated image-sets of on-farm animals and pastures and use them to train our deep-learning AI neural networks (which are featured off-site). As a result, neural nets can be deployed on-farm with very low-cost robust devices, and used as the basis of next generation on-farm sensors. These low-cost, low-bandwidth sensors will be our new 'eyes on the ground' which will give farmers quick and accurate information about their herds without having to physically inspect the paddock.
Under Pressure James Cook University Existing devices for measuring blood pressure cause patients discomfort, cannot perform continuous measurements and require significant manual interaction. This makes diagnosing and monitoring blood pressure conditions difficult, especially if measurements are needed outside clinical settings. We are developing a wearable and non-invasive device that solves these problems. All the patient needs to do is position the device on their wrist, and their blood pressure will be measured on a continuous basis without inhibiting their daily activities or sleep. With this powerful tool, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and other blood pressure related conditions will be revolutionised.
SmartLights Australian Institute of Marine Science Since the invention of the humble incandescent light bulb, people’s reliance on artificial lighting has continued to grow across an array of applications and contexts. And as artificial lighting technology has advanced, so has the ability to tune and adjust the spectrum of light, manipulating it so that we can enjoy the health benefits of being exposed to certain wavelengths. Our innovation, the SmartLights system, has the ability to mimic the full colour spectrum and produce lights at wavelengths equivalent to natural sunlight. As a result, we believe our innovation, when installed in spaces requiring lighting, will positively impact health and quality of life across a broad range of applications.
ReefScanner Australian Institute of Marine Science The ReefScanner is a user-friendly, portable device used to map shallow reef and seabed environments. Imagery captured by the device is uploaded to the cloud, enabling citizen scientists to participate in and contribute to the monitoring and management of the marine environment, whilst at the same time increasing our knowledge of key coastal resources and unmapped regions. Users do not need to enter the water, eliminating the requirement of diving qualifications and associated risks surrounding exposure to marine stingers, crocodiles and sharks.
DiveTime Australian Institute of Marine Science DiveTime is a user-friendly mobile application and online portal that provides a high-resolution model and future prediction of tides, currents and slack water for targeted diving sites, moorings, shipping routes and major ports used by recreational and commercial operators. For commercial activities conducted in murky marine environments or in macro-tidal regions, the app will highlight suitable windows of time where operational risk is reduced, which will in turn facilitate an increase in productivity and efficiency.
Interplay Flinders University Measuring wellbeing is a key part to improving it. This disadvantages diverse groups such as Indigenous Australians whose values and needs are neglected by mainstream measures. We have developed a statistical system to measure wellbeing for Indigenous Australians that can now be used to improve wellbeing in other groups. The Interplay Wellbeing Framework is a statistical tool to measure and strengthen wellbeing. It integrates stories and numbers to design, evaluate and visualise the wellbeing impacts of programs. This scalable product has broader utility with other groups or as a personal tool - in government, community and corporate settings.
EmojiFit Diabetes Charles Darwin University One in eleven people around the word have diabetes, and of that number 85 to 90% of them suffer type 2 diabetes. Most people with type 2 diabetes don’t have access to the information and support they need to manage their blood sugar, blood pressure and blood fats well. This places them at high risk for the complications of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, amputations, kidney disease, blindness and sexual health problems. We have developed an app, using emojis and pictograms, to enable people with type 2 diabetes, wherever they are and whatever their background, to make evidence-based decisions about how best to make the lifestyle changes to reduce their risks for diabetes complications.
Marketing the potential of Terminalia Ferdinandiana Griffith University We have a unique undiscovered natural product that has the potential to improve the wellbeing of many people and improve the economic long-term wellbeing of remote northern Australian Indigenous communities. In Northern Australian horticulture this is a well suited species that we envisage will attract a broad market place interest when presented accurately.

ON Prime3 Perth teams

OccIDEAS Curtin University OccIDEAS is an online application which allows people with no occupational health training to assess their risk of exposure to chemicals at work or at home. It identifies problems and recommends solutions based on the best international research evidence. It's like having the world's top occupational health expert look at your workplace (or your renovation) and guide you through doing the task safely. We want to bring OccIDEAS to the people who need it via hardware suppliers, DIY forums or trade guilds and make work a safer place.
TeraHertz The University of Western Australia TeraHertz scanning technology has the potential to radically improve real-time security detection at airports, identification of tissue cancers, and the efficacy and value of pharmaceutical drugs. It has many further applications including improved productivity and accuracy of scientific research globally. The TeraHertz group has built a functional software platform that is being utilised in the research community and has commenced industrial trials in a number of high value areas with major local corporations. This technology has the potential to be truly transformational across a number of industries globally.
Nanobrain Curtin University The success of therapeutics targeting the brain, such as for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has been considerably hampered by the blood brain barrier. Our system, Nanobrain, allows targeted delivery of a double payload to the brain. We believe this will be a game changing technology for the pharmaceutical industry by enabling effective drug delivery to the specific site in the brain where therapeutics are required. We hope to stop the rapidly increasing human toll of brain diseases and help to reverse the devastating trend caused by an aging global population.
Breaking the Mould: Chemical-Free Technology to Reduce Global Food Waste Murdoch University Fresh produce is highly susceptible to moulds and decays, even when stored correctly. We have developed a chemical-free process to prevent moulds from occurring, using the most abundant form of matter in the universe - plasma. Plasma is an ionized gas, and the technology is similar to that used in plasma television screens. Plasma kills the moulds that grow on fruit and vegetables, making fresh produce healthier for consumption and increasing shelf-life. Our plasma technology will directly address the global food security challenge by making more food available for more people.
Oscar Curtin University We have identified a new class of material that’s suitable for biomedical implants such as knee and hip replacements. Existing materials currently on the market are far from perfect and typically fail after 10-15 years due to mechanical, chemical and biological incompatibilities with the human body. Implant failure is painful and expensive to fix and involves long recovery periods. Our biomedical material innovation has significant advantages over existing metal and ceramic implants and is likely to make a major impact on the materials science of biomedical implants.
Holistic Petroleum Geology  CSIRO Energy Having identified a technical vacuum in the petroleum industry’s in-house capability for research and exploration, we propose to strengthen our geoscience offering by providing integrated scientific research projects instead of services. These projects will provide better knowledge and outcomes than traditional services, which will equate to better value for money for our customers. By addressing issues in a comprehensive manner, the aim will be to reduce exploration costs, reduce exploration risk and/or increase drilling success rate.
FFR Project Curtin University Summary pending.

ON Prime3 Sydney teams

Hyperdrive Macquarie University Small pharma and biotech companies that are developing human and animal therapeutics run projects that are greatly time and cost sensitive. Hyperdrive will provide a service to de-risk their development of drug leads and provide valuable information to facilitate their path through research and development, registration and marketing.
Improving food freshness through the supply chain using a novel nano-technology based packaging University of Technology
Produce freshness plays an important role in economy of the food chain. Our technology – using nano-tech based packaging - enables an effective control of a chemical ethylene, which controls produce ripening. We will impact the food market by exercising an effective control of produce ripening at a cost substantially lower than current expensive and inefficient methods. Our new food packaging technology will produce benefits through the food chain, from a primary producer to an end consumer. It will reduce produce wastage, decrease the cost of storage and transportation, and enable delivery of fresh produce to markets with currently limited access to fresh food.
Vigilant Macquarie University Vigilant is a self-powering, wearable device that inconspicuously monitors a person’s vital signs to automatically detect and diagnose situations where the wearer may be in life-threatening danger.
Blind Inspection Date 61 (CSIRO) Postal systems worldwide deploy various methods and technologies to detect hazardous or illicit materials concealed within benign looking envelopes, without opening them. Our tech proposition, Blind Inspection, carries out this very same same principle but in the cyber world. 
Current solutions for detecting hazardous content concealed within encrypted network traffic (i.e. HTTPS), attains security by somewhat compromising a user’s privacy. Blind Inspection, however, utilizes advanced cryptographic techniques to overcome this difficulty, where a middle box blindly cross checks a set of security rules across a bucket of encrypted keywords representing the encrypted network traffic content (i.e. online banking application using HTTPS). 
Heartguard Macquarie University When someone experiences a heart attack, injury occurs to the heart muscle at two different points: after the attack and throughout a heart procedure; these injuries are known as ischaemia-reperfusion injuries (IRI). Our innovation, HeartGuard, is a non-invasive fully automated compact medical device designed to protect your heart against IRI; and does so by delivering a patient-specific treatment that can be administered at critical moments, like in an ambulance as an emergency medical service, in hospital before an elective procedure or on patients who are at high-risk of heart failure.
Red Belly Blockchain The University of Sydney Blockchain is an emerging way for businesses, industries, and public organizations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions. Our tech innovation, Red Belly Blockchain, is a secure and fast blockchain system that relies on a novel consensus protocol that was proved correct and offers deterministic guarantees. It also offers unprecedented performance in terms of throughput, throughput that is seven times faster than VISA with a settlement of only a couple of seconds.

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