Australian Innovators stun the US Market at G''day USA in New York


L-R: Greg Clark, Christopher Saenger, David Thomson, Darren Alexander, Fran Bailey, Thomas Blum, David Lerner, Robert Pangia, Chris Aitken, Alan Murray
A capacity audience
Moderator Alan Murray
L-R: Darren Aexander (Autech) and judges Alan Murray, Thomas Blum, Christopher Saenger, David Thomson, David Lerner, Greg Clark, Robert Pangia
The Hon. John Olsen, Consul General to New York presents the Innovation trophy to Darren Alexander of Autech (Tasmania)
Australian Innovation - A Shoot Out

The Australian States were well represented at the Innovation Shoot Out as part of the G’Day USA celebrations in New York on Wednesday 17th January, 2007.
Australian innovations including new approaches to integrated bio-sampling, nanotechnology and enhanced music technology came under intense scrutiny from a judging panel of American venture capitalists.

Each State had only five minutes to make their pitch addressing the value proposition, point of difference and market potential of their innovation.

The six Australian State innovations were:

Autech software and design’s Colortrend-e.

A new type of in store color selection for the paint and decorating industry that makes catalogues and color chips obsolete.


BSD Robotics.
A new approach to integrated bio- sample collection and handling systems

New South Wales

EvoGenix focuses on the rapidly growing field of antibody therapeutics – a high demand area for development of new pharmaceuticals.


Iatia Ltd is a provider of technology software that enables materials and items to be seen with unprecedented depth and clarity.

Western Australia

iCeutica’s Encapsulated Organic Nanoparticle (EONtm) Platform addresses two key problems facing the global pharmaceutical industry.
South Australia

In The Chair (ITC) is a music technology company that makes playing music fun and easy!

Led by Mr Alan Murray, Assistant Managing Editor and Columnist of the Wall Street Journal the judging panel were quick to probe the presenters with questions of market entry strategy, technical capability and intellectual property protection.
With great applause the Tasmania innovation Autech was announced as the inaugural winner of the Australian Innovation Award.
Advance congratulations Darren Alexander, Autech Software & Design Chief Executive officer in what was a well deserved win.

Advances wishes all the State finalist well in all their endeavours and look forward to seeing another round of Australians competing with the best next year.


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Diana Pizzari
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