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Entries in Invention (9)

Sunday
Aug042013

WHAT INNOVATION MEANS TO MANUFACTURING

Innovation in new products is the life-blood of our business. We must keep bringing new products to market, but increasingly innovation in
design is the great differentiator.

Most brands now have the same technology and offer the same range of features, so it is imperative that we constantly introduce innovations to keep ahead of our competitors. At the same time, I'm a great believer in 'emotional' design where the form or styling prompts people to want to use our appliances.

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Tuesday
Aug162011

The Inventor Service: Got a great idea that you want to bring to market?

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One of the key challenges for anyone attempting to take new opportunities to market is the issue of ‘what to do next’. 

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Tuesday
Apr262011

Virgin Oceanic surfaces

Richard Branson, explorer Chris Welsh and Virgin Oceanic are set to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Virgin Oceanic has announced plans to take a solo piloted submarine to the deepest points in each of the world's five oceans - the first time such a feat has ever been attempted.

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Thursday
Sep232010

The New Inventors 2010 Grand Final

Last week I had the fortunate pleasure of attending The New Inventors 2010 Grand Final.

Tonight it is live so I can release this article.

As always, it was an entertaining event. Here are the finalists...

Solar Paint

This is a very exciting new technology that is 'still in development'. Basically they have created a printed organic solar cell that is immersed in water soluble components.

Solar Paint is an environmentally friendly solar cell technology that will allow every household in Australia to generate their own electricity, affordably and sustainably.

The invention involves the development of a completely printable organic solar cell based on semiconducting polymer nanoparticles dispersed in water. Essentially these tiny particles in suspension are a water-based paint, which can be printed or coated over large areas. In the first instance these coatings will be put onto plastic sheets that can be placed on the roof of a house. However, in the longer term it will be possible to directly paint a roof or building surface.

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Granex

GRANEX is a technology platform developed initially for geothermal power generation. A University of Newcastle study has found that GRANEX can deliver a 40% improvement in both thermal efficiency and power generation. The technology delivers higher thermal efficiencies than conventional power plants and increases the amount of electricity that can be generated from low-grade heat sources such as geothermal and industrial waste heat.

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D Drive

An infinitely variable geared transmission which allows an engine to operate at it’s most efficient setting while allowing the vehicle speed to be continuously varied to suit driving conditions.

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EVestG

EVestG is a new diagnostic technique that measures the patterns of electrical activity in the brain’s vestibular (or balance) system allowing Doctors to dramatically fast-track the detection of mental and neurological illnesses. Correctly diagnosing mental illness is a massive problem Worldwide and some say this is the best invention ever to come out of Monash University.

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Gald

GALD stands for Gated Auto-synchronous Luminescence Detector. In brief, it is tool that goes into a microscope to make the identification of dangerous bacteria much faster, cheaper and easier.

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There was also the Young Inventors Bright Spark Award - won by:

Traffic Light for the Colour Blind

This invention is a traffic light for the colour blind. By using symbols as well as colours, it is easier for drivers, motorcycle riders, bike riders and pedestrians who may have trouble identifying colours and will make it safer for everyone on the roads. The traffic light for the colour blind system is designed as a cover to fit over the existing traffic lights instead of having to replace them.

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And the 2010 New Inventors Winner of the Year is:

EVestG

EVestG is a new diagnostic technique that measures the patterns of electrical activity in the brain’s vestibular (or balance) system allowing Doctors to dramatically fast-track the detection of mental and neurological illnesses. Correctly diagnosing mental illness is a massive problem Worldwide and some say this is the best invention ever to come out of Monash University.

View the video and more information here

About the Inventor

Brian Lithgow, Senior lecturer, Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. Brian’s research interests include Neurological, Neurodegenerative and Vestibular diagnostics and modeling particularly related to Parkinsons, Scizophrenia, Depression and Meniere's diseases.

Jayashri Kulkarni commenced her appointment as Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University in 2002. She directs a large psychiatric research group, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), with approximately 119 staff and students. The Centre is dedicated to discovering new treatments, new understanding and new services for people with a range of mental illnesses. 

Jayashri Kulkarni completed her MBBS degree in 1981 at Monash University and worked mainly in Emergency Medicine before deciding to specialise in Psychiatry. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1989 and was awarded a PhD from Monash University in 1997 for her thesis “Women and Psychosis”. Jayashri has pioneered the novel use of estrogen as a treatment for schizophrenia and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of reproductive hormones and their impact on mental health.

Contact

For more information about EVestG, contact the following:
http://www.neuraldiagnostics.com/index.html

View many more inventions featured on The New Inventors here 

The evening was followed with a great period of networking with many creative people as well as stars of the show. A very enjoyable evening.

 

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Friday
Jul232010

The New Inventors Inventions - a celebration of creativity, invention and innovation

One of the most important things for development of a sustainable and successful future is the encouragement of creative thought, invention and innovation.

For years I have enjoyed watching and participating in what was the Inventors and is now the New Inventors

They have some great inventions. View the history of inventions here

Given the interest of investors in the most recent article we have posted here:

http://www.totalexec.com.au/totalexec-views/2010/7/23/wholesale-investor-survey-results-released.html

Maybe some of the inventions described in New Inventors will gather some investor interest.

Below are some inventions that could be of significant interest...

Barefoot Power Lamp ( People's choice )
By Sam and Harry Andrews and Steward Craine
The Barefoot Power Lamp provides a small compact LED light that is bright enough to read by, simple and robust so that it needs very little maintenance, and is powered with a detachable solar cell. More»

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Ai Live ( Winner and people's choice )
By Alex Jones & Tony Abrahams
There are around 12,000 deaf children in Australia and 160,000 Australians are out of work because they can't hear. More»

Back Liberator
By Marcus Rawlings
The Back Liberator is a device designed for the relief of lower back pain, using lumbar traction. More»

EVestG

EVestG ( Winner and people's choice )
By Brian Lithgow & Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
EVestG is a new diagnostic technique that measures the patterns of electrical activity in the brain’s vestibular (or balance) system allowing Doctors to dramatically fast-track the detection of mental and neurological illnesses. More»

New Windmill Tower medium

New Windmill Tower
By Russell Hall
The New Windmill Tower is a combination of new design features that create a better windmill design overall. More»

Evolute
By Tom Trainor and Mark Hutton
The Evolute reduces water usage in toilet systems by 90-95%, and can even be used with no water at all. More»

Unique 'Total Executive' ADDED VALUE BENEFITS when studying Creativity & Innovation units with Open Universities Australia