The Clunies Ross Awards recognise contributions by dedicated individuals to the application of technology for the benefit of Australia.
Do you know a science and technology entrepreneur? Someone who has commercialised technology? Or someone who had led the adoption of technology?
NOMINATE THEM FOR A 2017 CLUNIES ROSS AWARD
Nominations are open from 16 August 2016 and must be submitted using the online Nomination Portal by 2.00pm AEDT on Friday 28 October 2016.
In 2017 the Clunies Ross Awards will be awarded in three categories with a single winner in each category.
CLUNIES ROSS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
For those who have played a leadership role in the translation to a commercial enterprise with a financially successful outcome of a technology based product or service in which they have personally had a significant input in the inventorship/development of the technology. Such a person would typically be the CEO or a senior manager and may be working in either an early stage or mature company environment, with demonstrated impact for Australia.
Typically this may be a person leading a start-up or early stage SME that is disrupting well established vendors through innovative use of new technologies.
CLUNIES ROSS KNOWLEDGE COMMERCIALISATION AWARD
For those who have been responsible for a technology which has been commercialised most likely by licensing with a financially successful outcome.
Typically this could be a researcher or developer in a PFRO or private company who has successfully passed his or her product/invention/service to a third party to commercialise and has generated significant revenue to the person and /or organisation they are associated with.
CLUNIES ROSS INNOVATION AWARD
For those who have been responsible for the adoption of a technology of demonstrably significant potential, currently at a stage where the financial outcomes are yet to be realised and/or the benefits are of a measurable broad community nature.
Typically would be an early stage venture where the person is running substantial risks, enjoying early success but the outcome, financial or social good, is not yet assured or the financial outcome is in the form of industry development.
For further information visit www.atse.org.au/CluniesRossAwards or contact the Clunies Ross Awards coordinator via email email@example.com
Nominations must be submitted using the online Nomination Portal by 2.00pm AEDT Friday 28 October 2016.
The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) administers the Clunies Ross Awards.