Grey Innovation and the University of Tasmania Finalists for Eureka Prize

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Established in 1990 to reward outstanding achievements in Australian science and science communication, the Eureka Prizes are Australia's most comprehensive national science awards. Recognising unique co-operative partnerships between research institutions, preeminent researchers, and private sector companies, each of the coveted Eureka Prizes is judged by a panel of eminent individuals.

Grey Innovation is honoured to be listed as a finalist for The Australian Museum for the 2019 Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

Over 10 years ago, game-changing explosive detection research was being developed at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) in response to a government expressed need in national security. Knowing they had developed world-first intellectual property that was ready to be commercialised UTAS decided to partner with leading Australian technology translation company Grey Innovation to take their ground breaking research and engineer a new product, a new industry, create jobs, and protect lives.

 The UTAS and Grey Innovation collaboration has produced GreyScan, the world’s first portable trace detection device that can identify inorganic explosives in less than 40 seconds.

Having sold to government agencies in Australia and abroad, and securing distribution agreements in regions servicing 25 countries, GreyScan’s use in mass transit locations like airports and train stations will help make Australia, and the world, a safer place.

The collaboration between Grey Innovation and UTAS aligned with our corporate mission to unlock research for a healthier, cleaner and more secure world. This partnership gave UTAS access to the financial, engineering, and commercialisation expertise that are at the core of Grey Innovation. Royalties from the GreyScan collaboration, a business soon to employ over 60 people, can be deployed to fund additional UTAS research in new areas of critical importance.

Recognition of this achievement by being nominated as a finalist for The Australian Museum for the 2019 Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia gives us pride in our collective achievement - Grey Innovation bringing a great Australian technology to market, making the world safer, and supporting many skilled jobs”.

Posted on August 1, 2019 .

Dr Peter Meikle appointed Chief Executive Officer

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Peter Meikle has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer, Grey Innovation.  After joining the Grey Innovation team in April this year Peter has enjoyed an interim period as COO, an experience he described as “a complete validation of my decision to join Grey Innovation”.

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the development and commercialisation of technology based products.  As a PhD qualified engineer, Peter has  occupied senior roles managing R&D, Strategy, Marketing, Business Development and competitive response in both private and listed companies.

Before joining Grey Innovation Peter operated a successful boutique consulting partnership with a focus on facilitating the commercialisation of technology.  In his words,  joining Grey Innovation was “a singular opportunity, but one that truly required the reality to match the branding.  I have not been disappointed”.

Peter’s immediate focus is on the continued expansion of Grey Innovation’s process and capabilities in line with rapidly increasing demand from investors for its unique technology commercialisation opportunities. 

Peter is not averse to making “Dad Jokes”, and despite many years of ocean yacht racing, fixed and rotary wing aviation including as a Commercial Pilot, he has on the advice of his kids accepted he will never be “cool”. 

Posted on July 8, 2019 .

Peter Meikle joins the team at Grey Innovation

Peter has joined the team at Grey Innovation as Chief Operating Officer. He has over 25 years’ experience in the development and commercialisation of technology based products.  A PhD qualified engineer, Peter has  occupied senior roles managing R&D, Strategy, Marketing, Business Development and competitive response in private and listed companies.

Before joining Grey Innovation Peter operated a successful consulting business with a focus on assisting businesses in the commercialisation of technology.  For recreation Peter indulges his passion for aviation, flying helicopter charters using his commercial pilot licence.

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Posted on April 15, 2019 .

Glenn Cross joins the Grey Innovation Group Board

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Grey Innovation is delighted to introduce Glenn Cross as our newest member of the Board. Glenn is an experienced Senior Life Sciences Executive who has spent his life working in life sciences progressing from the lab bench to senior executive positions. He has over 40 years’ experience in this sector and has held senior executive roles in both multinational and Australian companies.

His expertise covers general management, sales, marketing, finance, distribution and manufacturing in the life sciences market. He also has experience in finance, human resources, product development and manufacturing. In recent years Glenn has been involved in capital markets and general investment activities in North America, Asia and Australia.

Glenn was the Chief Operating Officer and CEO of AusBiotech for over 13 years.

Posted on April 2, 2019 .

Professor David Hamilton joins the Scientific Advisory Board for Eco Detection

Eco Detection is delighted to announce that Professor David Hamilton, has joined the Eco Detection Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Hamilton is the Deputy Director in the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University in Brisbane. His research interests are in lake water quality modelling, cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms and sensors for measuring lake parameters.

Eco Detection’s breakthrough technology monitors fresh water quality as well as agriculture run-off and key contaminants (dissolved nitogen and heavy metals) in real time. For more information on Eco Detection please visit: www.ecodetection.com  

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Posted on April 2, 2019 .

Australian know-how in 'explosive' scanning development

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Australian firm GreyScan  has developed a unique device capable of rapidly detecting homemade explosives – and it is being developed to provide global security agencies with a powerful new tool against terrorism.

The United States Transport Security Administration is planning to trial the technology as part of its aviation security measures, recognising that inorganic explosives trace detection is a capability gap which the GreyScan technology fills.

Minister for Defence, Christopher Pyne, recently launched a prototype of the GreyScan explosive detection device while visiting the Grey Innovation Group facilities in Melbourne. 

“I commend Grey Innovation Group on this pioneering product which will help make Australians safer. It is yet another example of Australian innovation delivering critical capability,” Mr Pyne said.

For the full article please click here: https://www.businessacumen.biz/news-companies-on-the-move/3811-australian-know-how-in-explosive-scanning-development

Posted on February 27, 2019 and filed under Safety.

Respiri appoints SRX Global to manufacture wheeze and asthma sensor

Grey Innovation, in collaboration with Respiri and Two Bulls, are proud to be developing the next generation of the world's first wheeze detection technology. Please read below for an article announcing the local manufacturer for Respiri. 

Respiri (ASX:RSH) has ticked off another key milestone – a manufacturing agreement with SRX Global, to produce its next generation breath and asthma wheeze detection sensor.

The sensor is the hardware component of Respiri’s pioneering asthma monitoring ecosystem.

According to Respiri, SRX Global is a leader in the fast-paced miniaturised electronic manufacturing marketplace, with a skilled labour force and vast state-of-the-art equipment housed in more than 23,000 square metres of facilities in Victoria and Malaysia.

To read the article in full, please click here: https://smallcaps.com.au/respiri-srx-global-manufacture-wheeze-asthma-sensor/

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Posted on September 10, 2018 and filed under Medtech.

Minister for Defence - Media Release - Australian Industry Develops Tool Against Terrorism

The Hon. Minister Pyne, Minster for Defence meets with GreyScan and Grey Innovation. 

The Hon. Minister Pyne, Minster for Defence meets with GreyScan and Grey Innovation. 

07 September 2018 - Media Release from Minister of Defence:

AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY DEVELOPS TOOL AGAINST TERRORISM

Australian industry has developed a unique device capable of rapidly detecting homemade explosives, providing security agencies with a powerful tool against terrorism. 

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, launched a prototype of the Greyscan explosive detection device while visiting the Grey Innovation Group facilities in Melbourne.

“I commend Grey Innovation Group on this pioneering product which will help make Australians safer. It is yet another example of Australian innovation delivering critical capability,” Minister Pyne said.

“This is an exciting technology which addresses the growing need for detection capabilities at high risk locations such as Defence and police facilities, cargo handling facilities, entry and exit points for large events and of course in the aviation market.

The Greyscan technology was developed by the University of Tasmania and matured with funding from the National Security Science and Technology Centre which is now part of Defence Science and Technology.

The United States Transport Security Administration is planning to trial the technology as part of its aviation security measures, recognising that inorganic explosives trace detection is a capability gap which the GreyScan technology fills.

Posted on September 10, 2018 and filed under Safety.

EUROSATORY 2018 – Defence & Security International Exhibition

GreyScan Director, Jefferson Harcourt and Defence Industry Minister, Christopher Pyne, enjoying the view in the heart of Paris at a reception hosted by the Australian Ambassador to France at the Australian Embassy.

GreyScan Director, Jefferson Harcourt and Defence Industry Minister, Christopher Pyne, enjoying the view in the heart of Paris at a reception hosted by the Australian Ambassador to France at the Australian Embassy.

 

Paris is the host city for the Eurosatory Defence and Security Exhibition, one of the largest in the world. Australia has organised its own Pavilion through Team Defence Australia and GreyScan® is one of the prime technologies being showcased.

During the visit, Jefferson and the GreyScan Executive VP Europe, André Poirson, will be demonstrating the transformative Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) device to the Ministry of Interior and senior defence officials among other signal agencies.

Eurosatory gathers around 300 companies from 140 countries in the land and airland Defence and Security domains at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 11-15 June 2018.

Eurosatory 2018 is the not-to-be-missed event with, for the first time, an Australian delegation joining key players in defence and security matters from across the globe, showcasing the latest advances and demonstrating new technologies offering solutions to the threats and security needs of the day.

Posted on June 13, 2018 and filed under Safety.