TABLE 1: MELBOURNE TEAMS
TEAM NAME LEAD INSTITUTE SCI-TECH PROPOSITION
FracSense CSIRO Energy Tiltmeter-monitoring is one of the fracture-diagnostic-techniques widely used in the hydraulic-fracturing industry over the past two decades. However, the technology of the commercially available tiltmeters is outdated and is followed by high purchasing and maintenance costs (>$20k each). In-addition, the tilt-monitoring operation is rudimentary, data-handling is manual, and lacks the implementation of innovative technology. FracSense offers a complete tilt-monitoring setup that features easy-install power-efficient radio-capable tilt-meters paired with a wide-area autonomous data collection setup. The solution combines optimized hardware and software technologies to facilitate a better understanding of the fracture growth in real-time which is necessary for crucial treatment adjustments.
NATHRx Monash University Cancer and viral diseases are among the most challenging medical conditions we face today. This challenge lies in the ability of cancers and viruses to generate biological mutations in their genetic code. These mutations promote resistance to conventional treatments. Importantly, the mutations can be vastly different among patients. We use the power of biological information to tailor-make patient's treatment. Our technology directs the immune system to destroy cancer in a personalised manner or to respond to viral infections rapidly. This can ultimately extend the long-term survival of populations diagnosed with retractable cancers or at high risk of multiple viral infections.
Additive Assurance Monash University We provide quality assurance for high value metal 3D printing (additive manufacturing). Due to the nature of the process, metal additive manufacturing suffers from inconsistent quality. With Additive Assurance’s monitoring and analysis solution defects are detected as they occur, saving manufacturers time and money, while also providing the quality assurance demanded by end users.
Intelligent and Autonomous Navigation Systems RMIT University
Tactical unmanned aircraft deployed by the ADF for enhancing reconnaissance capabilities in the field are dependent on persistent GNSS coverage, and hence, are vulnerable to both intentional and unintentional GNSS denial. The proposed solution employs the state of the art in jammer localization techniques, trajectory optimization and multi-sensor data fusion to provide the UAS with the capability to either avoid infringing GNSS-denied areas, or to remain robust to GNSS outages by leveraging alternative sensing modalities integrated in modular, flexible system architectures.
UAS Nebulizer RMIT University RMIT University has developed novel low-cost and portable acoustomicrofluidic nebulisation technology, which promises to enable the aerosolisation of next-generation therapeutics for pulmonary delivery. Given its size and weight, the entire platform can be mounted on a UAS or MARV. Such systems can remotely scan, map and sequentially navigate unknown environments using simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM), optical vision and satellite (GPS) positioning, potentially enabling, for example, the treatment of immobilised soldiers trapped in multi-storey buildings, or civilians trapped beneath earthquake damage rubble. As well as making treatments with advanced therapeutics remote and rapid, this also eliminates risk to first responders.
RaBio RMIT University We are aiming to integrate Raman spectroscopic and automated-valved microfluidic technologies to realise a low-cost, label-free and computer-controlled system for detecting cancer cells from patients’ blood samples. This novel system can be used as a non-invasive biopsy approach for cancer diagnosis, which is expected to provide an affordable and one-stage rapid solution particularly useful for pre-emptive cancer screening and response to treatment monitoring. The successful commercialisation of the system will potentially address the growing demand of Australian cancer diagnostics.
Fractal flow device for mixing applications CSIRO Energy Our fractal flow splitting and blending technology has the potential to be developed for a large number of industrial and domestic applications, thus returning significant value to CSIRO and Australia.
Voice Story App  RMIT University The Voice Story app is an innovative use of technology that can be used with any language by all learners. The focus of the app is on learners' oral language development through telling stories. The app is open-ended so that it can be used by students of any age and language ability. Students create stories with the use of emojis and photos and then record their oral stories. They can then share their stories which would form valuable assessment data for teachers in any school setting.
Fight Recorder Defence Science and Technology Group The Fight Recorder seeks to improve battlefield casualty survival and recovery by reducing response time through alerting recovery and support teams and by delivering vital information required to effectively examine and enhance the performance of the warfighter’s ensemble through event reconstruction.

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