The eleven winners of Start Something Commercialisation Awards for 2016 have been announced. The prizes were awarded after a competitive process including pitch events, lean business plans and progress during the 'Start Something from Research' commercialisation programs in Perth.
Dr Josephine Muir of the Marshall Centre for infectious diseases represented The Noisy Gut research which is leveraging technology to deliver improved methods of tackling irritable bowel syndrome. The team includes Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall (University of Western Australia) as well as Adam Osseiran (Edith Cowan University). Josephine said, “Start Something gave me time, creative space, skills and inspiration! It was a great introduction to the innovation space and helped my team to rethink how we approach commercialising our research.
Judges on the program included former West Australian of the Year David Flanagan and 2016 Finalist Lynne Bradshaw, Australian of the Year Finalist Professor Yogesan Kanagasingham, Adjunct Professor of Innovation Peter Rossdeutscher, CSIRO Innovation Director David Burt, Bloom COO Shannon Zieglaar, Accelerating Commercialisation Advisor Peter Clarke and Andy Lamb from Atomic Sky and TechHub... Read more