The 2020 Australian Technologies Competition Serves Up Virtual Awards

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21 October 2020

Last night, the 2020 AustTechComp Awards were handed out a little differently than usual.

The competition in its 10th year, celebrated the finals virtually via a live event on Microsoft Teams due to COVID-19 restrictions. In what has been a strange year for many, it was great to watch finalists in the various categories, be celebrated for their innovations.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Hon. Karen Andrews MP recorded a special message for the competition finalists, sending her congratulations from afar.

Media broadcaster and Master of Ceremonies James O’Loghlin presented the Awards to the winners, with each of the representatives popping onto the screen for a few minutes to virtually accept and offer their advice and encouragement to fellow competitors and the audience.

MTPConnect Managing Director & CEO Dr Dan Grant presented the Medtech & Pharma Award to Electrogenics Laboratories Executive Chairman Kym Lyle. The excited Chairman spoke of his company’s innovation called the MoSkin Sensor Technology that measures the depth of radiation in real time during radiation therapy to effectively monitor treatments for patients with cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. Electrogenics was also crowned the Australian Technology Company of the Year Award.

Electrogenics entered the Awards with finalist Navi Medical Technologies, who reached the finals for the second year in a row.

MTPConnect was delighted to sponsor the Medtech & Pharma Award for the fifth consecutive year, along with our fellow Industry Growth Centres, AustCyber, FIAL, MetsIgnited and NERA with the support of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER).

The Australian Technologies Competition brings experienced entrepreneurs, business builders, angel investors, venture capital funds, commercialisation experts, corporates and government representatives together with founders in a collaborative environment. ATC is a seven month competitive accelerator program supporting start-ups to develop innovations across:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Cyber security
  • Disaster & emergency
  • Energy
  • Food & agribusiness
  • Social impact
  • Medtech & pharma 
  • Mining technologies
  • Smart cities
  • Space 
  • Alumni achievement