The Australian Technologies Competition recognises Australia’s leading companies in the technology sector. The awards are presented to those who are deemed to have the greatest potential to deliver gains in efficiency and increased competitiveness for global industry.
The gala Showcase & Awards Event was held at the MLC Centre, Sydney on Tuesday 20 October. The afternoon session consisted of a Technologies Showcase, in which the finalists showcased their innovations in front of a live audience. The awards were then announced later in the evening.
Ocius Technology – winner in the ‘Advanced Manufacturing’ award category
Ocius Technology was nominated for their Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) technology. These vessels harvest energy at sea including wind, solar and wave energy to power the vessels and incorporate autonomous navigation, information gathering and communications systems. A variety of applications for this technology have been identified including oceanography, oil and gas exploration.
Melvelle Equipment – winner in the ‘Global Development’ award category
Melvelle Equipment was nominated for their portable railway track maintenance system, in particular their E-Clip remover which is a machine that removes fasteners to enable railway tracks to be separated from railway sleepers. This technology provides an improvement upon existing manual techniques.
Congratulations to both companies on these impressive wins!