2016 TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND INNOVATION AWARDS WINNERS

BEST PIPELINE PRODUCT

**CYCLEVISION**

This is a bicycle helmet with integrated forward and rear facing HD cameras, mounted within the helmet. The cameras record vision and sound from a 320 degree ark around the rider. The rear facing camera is Wi-Fi active and can display onto a smartphone screen mounted on the bicycle handlebars.  The helmets are currently at testing stage.

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BEST PROVEN PRODUCT

**NATURAL EVOLUTION**

This is an innovative, process that takes green bananas and turns them into a range of commercial products.  What would previously have been discarded as waste is now a valuable and profitable commodity. Products includes banana starch, health, baking and beauty products.  The product is now at growth stage with strong growth and increasing sales.

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BEST PIPELINE PROCESS

**TROPICAL NORTH LEARNING ACADEMY**

This is an innovative school that is piloting a number of new educational pathways. TNLA is a strategic partnership between Trinity Beach State School, Smithfield State High School, and James Cook University. The Academy is currently at implementation phase.

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BEST PROVEN PROCESS

**JCU INTERNET OF THINGS DEGREE**

This is a new Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Systems and Internet of Things degree in Cairns which prepares students for the jobs of the future. The degree was launched at the start of 2016 so is in implementation phase. 

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INDIGENOUS INNOVATION AWARD

**THE WATER APP**

This app is designed for people in small Aboriginal homelands and outstations to help them manage their drinking water supplies. Water management is essential for communities to stay healthy but also vital for economic growth and enterprise.

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ECO INNOVATION AWARD

**PORTAGRID**

These are modular, transportable and re-deployable renewable energy generation and storage systems that can provide basic power, clean water and internet in a transportable shipping container that can be shipped, helicoptered or trucked to site anywhere in the world.

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

**CHERRYGIFT**

This was developed to be a simple, convenient and sustainable way for customers from anywhere around the world to buy virtual gift vouchers, which are sent as a text message to the recipient's smartphone anywhere in Australia. 

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MAYOR'S INSPIRE AWARD

**STORYBOARD SOCIAL**

Storyboard is a mobile application that lets you match your photos and videos with the places you visit creating a visual diary and journey map. An app to create and share meaningful experiences or discover the stories told by others and connect with people from around the world.

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2016 TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND INNOVATION AWARDS FINALISTS

PIPELINE PRODUCT

PROVEN PRODUCT

INDIGENOUS INNOVATION

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

MAYOR'S INSPIRE