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Research & innovation: driving new jobs for Territorians



Research & innovation: driving new jobs for Territorians


Martin, Clare (Clare Majella); Henderson, Paul

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Australian Labor Party


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Northern Territory Government

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Award Winners (Embargoed 11pm May 11, 2006) New Generation Research and Innovation Award Matt Brearley Thermal Strain in Athletes in the Tropics A sports scientist currently studying thermal physiology, Matt has developed a ground breaking program to assess thermal stress on athletics in the tropics used at a local, national and international level. Desert Knowledge Research Award Glenn Marshall Sustainable Urban Living A geologist who has been working since 1998 to transform Alice Springs into an example of smart desert living. Glen has a passion and commitment to improve living conditions for Alice Springs residents with his research being eagerly snapped up both locally and nationally. Tropical Knowledge Research Award Renkang Peng, Keith Christian and Karen Gibb Green Ants in Pest Control Working as a team since 1993 they have developed techniques using green ants to control insect pests of mangos and cashews. Resulting in an organic product yielding higher quality fruit, lower production costs and higher profits. Indigenous Innovation Award Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek Kabulwarnamyo- Caring for Country An Indigenous elder living a traditional life in his own country lofty has developed improved techniques for fire management utilising both Indigenous knowledge and modern science. As a result a new industry is emerging and new jobs are being created. Minister for Business and Economic Developments Innovation Award Mark Smith Syntonic Technologies Rapid Tracking Antenna Mark has designed and developed the patented 4148 rapid tracking antenna opening several new markets to mobile satellite communications and breaking new ground when communicating in remote areas. Chief Ministers Research and Innovation Award Mark Smith Marks nomination stood out from the rest by marketing a Territory product globally. Chairs Special Commendation George Chaloupka - Is recognised with a special presentation for his outstanding contribution over 50 years to the identification, documentation and understanding of Aboriginal rock art in the Northern Territory.