Congratulations again to the winners of the 2014 Chief Minister’s Export Awards – and to Seeing Machines for being crowned 2014 ACT Exporter of the Year!
Last year’s winners were announced during the Export Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Hotel in Yarralumla on October 14 2014.
In 2o15 we are looking forward to more amazing finalists and winners representing the Canberra region globally, and hope to again have our winners recognised at a national level through the Australian Export Awards.
The winners of the 2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are:
Business Services Award & Exporting to Asia Award, Intelledox
Intelledox is a global software company that helps government, financial services and healthcare organizations to digitalize business processes. Its software products allow organizations to eliminate paper forms and manual processes and produce smarter customer communications. Intelledox has over one million users worldwide across four continents and growing. In 2014, Intelledox signed its largest ever North American deal with a multi-billion dollar manufacturing company and announced a major reseller partnership with Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific.
Education and Training Award, iSimulate
iSimulate focus on the development of simplistic simulation technology to satisfy an ever growing medical simulation market with the mantra of creating innovative and disruptive technology solutions. iSimulate was founded in 2011 and is a privately-owned company operating from offices in Canberra and Sydney. The simplicity of the technology has been embraced in Australia and overseas with growing sales in over 20 countries through 11 distributorships.
Environmental Solutions Award, Windlab
Windlab is a Canberra based renewable energy development company exporting renewable energy expertise to over 60 sites around the globe. Windlab owns and exclusively utilises a suite of industry best practice wind energy prospecting and assessment tools to identify and efficiently develop high quality wind farm sites in its chosen markets, with considerably greater certainty and less risk. Global wind energy company Windlab was founded in 2003 as a spin out from Australia’s scientific research institute, the CSIRO.
Health and Biotechnology Award, Aspen Medical
Aspen Medical delivers world-class healthcare in remote, challenging and under-resourced environments. They work with clients to identify their requirements and provide targeted, efficient, innovative and guaranteed solutions to healthcare challenges. The Canberra based company is operational in seven countries and employs more than 2,000 people. Aspen Medical secured a hat-trick win at the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards in 2013 after being crowned ACT Exporter of the Year three years in-a-row. The Aspen Medical story is one that highlights Canberra’s growing exporting industry.
Information and Communication Technology Award, Seeing Machines
Seeing Machines is an award winning technology company that supplies state of the art operator fatigue and distraction monitoring solutions to mining, transport and automotive industries. Founded in 1997 by researchers from the Australian National University (ANU); who developed computer-vision algorithms for tracking and interpreting human head, face, and gaze; the company has successfully commercialised this technology globally. The company now exports products to 10 countries including Brazil, the Netherlands, and Indonesia.
Manufacturing Award, Datapod
Datapod is a leading producer of modular date centre infrastructure. They offer a comprehensive suite of manufactured data centre modules, designed to be deployed to changing space, power and cooling demands. The 2014 ACT Export Awards were launched with the news that Datapod had secured a $2 million contact with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission- the 7th largest utility in the USA. Datapod has also been appointed to the Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, which means they can be considered by Australian Government Departments and Agencies for the provision of data centre facilities and associated infrastructure.
Online Sales Award, OnTheGo
OnTheGo designs, manufactures and distributes sporting apparel, uniform and accessory items for a variety of customers, locally and internationally. These include: sporting teams, health club chains, sporting events, schools, universities, non-profit organisations, government departments, small businesses and public companies. Earlier this year OnTheGo signed an exclusive deal to supply customised athletic apparel to the international gymnasium chain Anytime Fitness for its Asian operations.
Small Business Award, IE Asia Pacific
IE Asia Pacific provides products, services and solutions to improve detection capability for military air defence radars and the safety of civil air traffic control. This benefits Air Navigational Service Providers (ANSP) or Military Air Defence Agencies in maintaining the integrity of their Systems; which in turn enhances Air Traffic Control safety for the travelling public and surveillance detection for the air defence of the country. In 2014, IE Asia Pacific has spent close to 30 weeks on site in Indonesia, providing valuable training to the Indonesia Air Force on Radar analysis products (RASS). They also hosted a local training course in Canberra for Indonesian Air Force personnel.
ACT Exporting Government Solutions, Royal Australian Mint
The Royal Australian Mint produces circulating/numismatic coins, medals, tokens and coin products for Australia and international/domestic clients under commercial arrangements. They also deliver coinage reform products and services. In 2014 the Royal Australian Mint has focused on developing new markets and initiating projects aimed at future revenue growth. This year the Royal Australian Mint received recognition through seven international awards, exported to three new countries, produced numismatic coins for New Zealand’s prestigious Maori Art collection and the second Hobbit movie.
Emerging Exporter Category, Frameskin and Austranter Medical
Frameskin pioneered the concept of custom-shaped frame protection for the bicycle industry – in effect creating its own market segment. They have adapted a film technology more commonly associated with the automotive and aviation industry and developed design and production methods for this vertical market. An online retailer from day one, Frameskin now has customers in over 30 countries, with international sales in 2013-14 increasing by 50%. The company continues to develop and innovate to meet the demands of a changing market.
Austranter Medical developed a ‘Continuous Positive Airway Pressure’ (CPAP) Cap system, it is a basic fixation device for securing CPAP ventilation for preterm & sick babies requiring
respiratory support. The Cap comes in 6 different sizes & has accessories for several different types of CPAP catering for babies form 500g to 4000g. All the components can be bought separately, are washable and reusable, making them economically viable even for developing countries. The system has reached success via word of mouth and the company is currently growing their operations and marketing.