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Keynote presentation given at ISQ Innovation Forum, 9 March 2009

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  • Sensing Breakthrough:Imagination, Inquiry & Innovation
    Dr Kristin Alford, 9 March 2010
  • Discovery
    Creating or identifying high-impact market opportunities.
    Harvard Business Review, Create Three Distinct Career Paths for Innovators, by Gina Colarelli O’Connor, Andrew Corbett, and Ron Pierantozzi, http://hbr.org/2009/12/create-three-distinct-career-paths-for-innovators/ar/1
  • Incubation
    Experimenting with technology and business concepts to design a viable model for a new business.
  • Acceleration
    Developing a business until it can stand on its own.
    Image: digital_a, sxc.hu
  • Innovation is…
  • Discovery
  • The Bionic Ear
    Prof Graham Clark AO
    Challenges
    Technical
    Financial
    Social
    Image: www.australianoftheyear.org.au
  • Image: John Lamb, Sydney Morning Herald
    “ROD SAUNDERS was the first person to be implanted with a bionic ear, in a world breakthrough for Australian researchers almost 30 years ago. The first test four weeks after the eight-hour operation proved disappointing for researchers and the patient, who could hear only the hissing sound that many deaf people experience. Then came the "eureka" moment.”
  • Images: www.cochelar.com.au, www.chha-nl.nl.ca/supportgroups-cochlear.html
  • Global Business
    • Reached 100,000 people in about 80 countries, restoring their hearing or helping them to hear for the first time.
    • It remains a big Australian medical aid export and retains 70 per cent of the world's market share
    Source: Sydney Morning Herald, February 14, 2008, Image: www.cochelar.com.au
  • Inspirer
    Inventor
    Need
    Idea
    Obstacles
  • Incubation or Experimentation
  • CSIRO & Flinders University Nanotechnology Teacher Professional Development
  • Liquid Crystals
    • Liquid crystals are a state of matter with properties between those of a conventional liquid and those of a solid crystal.
    • They may flow like a liquid, but molecules may be oriented in a crystal-like way.
    • Thermotropic liquid crystals exhibit a phase transition as temperature changes
  • “Could you use these as thermometers? Our class is doing a unit on climate change and energy efficiency and we’ve been looking for ways of controlling when the air con is switched on. And we don’t want to put a mercury thermometer in every classroom.”
  • LCD Thermometers
  • What else?
    It won’t work in winter.
    It’s not waterproof.
    It’s not robust enough.
    It only does temperature.
    The colour strip is hard to interpret.
    The intervals are too large to be useful.
    The materials have to be sourced from overseas.
    It would probably be too expensive.
    It’s not environmentally-friendly.
  • Fix colour of strip
    Consider adding strips to detect humidity
    Investigate other materials and coatings to make it more robust
    Use paper to package rather than plastic
  • Inspirer
    Potential
    Inventor
    Need
    Obstacles
    Idea
  • Acceleration or Implementation
    Image: digital_a, sxc.hu
  • December 2, 2008
  • How is nanotechnology driving cleantech growth?
  • February 6, 2009
  • Series A Investors
    Shareholding
    Licence
    Personnel
    Company Overview
    CleanFutures has an exclusive license for phosphate, nitrate and sulfite detection.
  • Professor Sam Adeloju
    Technical Advisor
    • Head of School and Chair in Chemical and
    Environmental Sciences at Monash University.
    • International reputation in the areas of biosensing
    technology, water quality assessment, stormwater management and electroanalytical chemistry.
    • Led team that developed the AquaSens technology
    Dr. Sarah Morgan
    Chief Technical Officer
    • PhD in analytical/environmental
    chemistry (Melbourne)
    • Technical experience at Water
    Studies Centre, Monash University
    • Four years experience in NanoVic and NVA, managing portfolio of water products
    • Experienced communicator, project manager, well-known in industry
    John O’Brien
    Corporate Services &
    Investor Relations
    • Engineering & Management
    degrees from Oxford, Dublin and
    Adelaide
    • Founder of Australian CleanTech that
    advises cleantech companies and
    investors on the cleantech sector
    • Former Development Executive at
    Origin Energy
    Alexandra Smart
    Product Development
    & IP
    • Completing PhD on
    stress responses in
    barley at ACPFG.
    • Grad Cert in Commercialisation and Honours in biotechnology from the University of Adelaide
    Management Team
    Dr. Kristin Alford
    Chief Executive Officer
    • PhD in minerals processing engineering from
    University of Queensland plus postgraduate
    management (Swinburne)
    • Founder of Bridge8, a foresight, industry development and science communications consultancy with clients including government, corporate and research institutions.
    • Six years experience advising NanoVic on marketing and public communications on nanotechnology
  • June 17, 2009
  • AquaSens
    Technology Overview
    • Sensor probe with a nanoporous enzyme system for the detection of nitrates and phosphates in water, and sulfites in wine and food products
    Competitive advantage
    • Rapid and sensitive detection
    • Portability
    • Low analysis cost
  • Portable Reader
    AquaSens is a disposable sensor designed to fit with a standard portable Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE) unit
    Concept sketch
  • Competitors
    Current methods are:
    Laboratory based, not portable for in-field detection
    Expensive
    Require trained operators
    Use toxic chemicals
    ABB Navigator 600 System
    Phosphate Analyser
    HachPhosphax System
    Phosphate Analyser
  • July 8, 2009
  • July 16, 2009
  • August 18, 2009
  • R&D Program
    Conduct testing onsufite:
    Comparison tests against current mechanisms of sulfite detection
    Establish a potential procedure for wineries in using the sensor
    Initial testing on industrial prototype for sulfite
  • August 21, 2009
  • 10:00 am August 24, 2009
  • December, 2009
  • AquaSens Prototype
  • AquaSens Prototype
    Insert text re sensor tips
  • March, 2009
  • Alpha Trials
    Aquasens industry prototype developed
    Trial program executed
    August 2009
    December 2009
    March 2010
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  • Inspirer
    Potential
    Need
    Inventor
    Inventor
    Inventor
    Inventor
    Obstacles
    Idea
  • Five senses
  • Theory U
    • "Presencing” is a blend of the words "presence" and "sensing
    • The ability to sense and bring into the present one's highest future potential.
  • 3 Movements of the U
    Downloading
    Observe,
    observe,
    observe
    Act in an
    instant
    Retreat and reflect:
    Allow the inner knowing to emerge
  • Theory U
    Downloadingpast patterns
    Performing by operating from the whole
    suspending
    embodying
    Open
    Mind
    VoJ
    Seeingwith fresh eyes
    Prototyping the new bylinking head, heart, hand
    redirecting
    enacting
    Open
    Heart
    VoC
    Sensing from the field
    Crystallizing vision and intention
    Open
    Will
    letting go
    letting come
    VoF
    Presencing connecting to Source
    Who is my Self? What is my Work?
  • U Process: 1 Process, 5 Stages
    5. Co-evolving:embody the new in ecosystemsthat facilitate acting from the whole
    1. Co-initiating: uncover common intentstop and listen to others and to what life calls you to do
    2. Co-sensing: observe, observe, observeconnect with people and places to sense the system from the whole
    4. Co-creating:prototype the new in living examples to explore the future by doing
    3. Presencing: connect to the source of inspiration and willgo to the place of silence and allow the inner knowing to emerge
  • Innovation is…
  • Sensing Breakthrough:Imagination, Inquiry & Innovation
    Dr Kristin Alford, 9 March 2010
    www.bridge8.com.au