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  1. Southern Innovation to Unveil GradeScan at IMARC

    Southern Innovation is excited to unveil GradeScan, the next generation of X-ray scanning for mining, at the upcoming IMARC expo in Melbourne. If you would like more information please see the GradeScan brochure or drop by and see us at Booth 29! If you haven’t registered but would like to visit the expo, get your free expo pass […]

  2. Southern Innovation Appoints Experienced Executive

    Southern Innovation Appoints Experienced Executive Southern Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Francis Linnane as Chief Operating Officer. Dr Linnane brings a wealth of new-product-development (NPD) experience to the role, along with a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Melbourne Business School. ‘Francis […]

  3. Bulk Ore Analysis to be Available Faster with $1M Acceleration Grant

    Bulk Ore Analysis to be Available Faster with $1M Acceleration Grant The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has today announced that Southern Innovation’s revolutionary GradeScan™ technology will receive $1 million under the prestigious Accelerating Commercialisation grant program. ‘We are thrilled to receive this highly competitive grant and excited to put it to use in […]

  4. Southern Innovation Wins Australian Technologies Award

    Southern Innovation Wins Australian Technologies Award Southern Innovation has won the prestigious Mining Technologies Award and the coveted People’s Choice Award in the 2015 Australian Technologies Competition. The awards recognise ‘ground-breakers, risk-takers, challenge-seekers and game changers’. Judges look for innovators able to bring significant benefits to industry, combined with the business skills to realise their […]

  5. Southern Innovation: Australian Technologies Award finalist

    Southern Innovation: Australian Technologies Award finalist Southern Innovation has been named as a finalist in the Australian Technologies Award. The prestigious award recognises the nation’s most innovative and game-changing technological breakthroughs. To win, companies must also have strong business capabilities with excellent management and business plans. Drawn from a field of 128 competition entries, Southern […]

  6. Multichannel, plug & play design makes SITORO® Accelerated Analysis easier than ever

    Multichannel, plug & play design makes SITORO® Accelerated Analysis easier than ever Compact, portable and compatible – digital X-ray spectrometer technology takes a huge leap forward in usability with the new FalconX plug & play design. Southern Innovation’s licensing partner, XIA, has released the new series of FalconX digital pulse processors Powered By SITORO Accelerated […]

  7. Southern Innovation a semi-finalist for Australian Technologies Award

    Southern Innovation a semi-finalist for Australian Technologies Award Southern Innovation has been announced as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Australian Technologies Award. Each year, Australia’s most exciting technology companies vie for the award, recognising ‘ground-breakers, risk-takers, challenge-seekers and game changers’. The judges look for innovators with strong commercial potential, who can bring significant benefits to […]

  8. Showcasing SITORO® in Crete

    Showcasing SITORO® in Crete On 14-20 June, Southern Innovation will attend the 2015 International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques, in Crete, Greece. Managing Director David Scoullar and Technical Director Paul Scoullar will discuss the latest performance results achieved by SITORO Accelerated Analysis and some exciting new high-channel-count applications, including advanced air-cargo scanning. The international […]

  9. Breaking new ground in mining and mineral processing

    Breaking new ground in mining and mineral processing Increasingly, mining and mineral processing rely on fast and accurate materials analysis to optimise operations and increase returns. Current data processing is the limiting factor in many applications of materials analysis technologies. Southern Innovation’s SITORO® Accelerated Analysis is the gold standard in digital signal processing, overcoming many […]

  10. 2014 International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy, Melbourne, Australia

    2014 International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy, Melbourne, Australia Southern Innovation is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the 2014 International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy, to be held this year in our hometown of Melbourne, Australia. XRM 2014 is the twelfth international conference in a dynamic series that started in Göttingen, Germany in 1983, and has […]

  11. Southern Innovation supports Australian Red Cross

    Southern Innovation supports Australian Red Cross Southern Innovation will be helping the Australian Red Cross celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2014 by sponsoring the Melbourne Business School ‘Big Cake Bake’, on Sunday 5 October. The event includes a traditional bake sale, kids’ activities including cupcake decorating, a silent auction and a cake competition judged by […]

  12. Southern Innovation partners with leading universities in $1.3M ARC Linkage Project

    Southern Innovation partners with leading universities in $1.3M ARC Linkage Project Southern Innovation will collaborate with researchers from the University of Melbourne and Monash University, in an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project titled “Advanced Signal Processing for Radiation Spectroscopy”. The ARC will provide $330,000 in funding as part of the $1.3 million, three-year research […]

  13. 15th European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry, Bologna, Italy

    15th European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry, Bologna, Italy From 15 – 20 June, Southern Innovation attended the 15th European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry in Bologna, Italy. Technical Director Paul Scoullar and XIA President Peter Grudberg presented world-leading performance results achieved by SITORO® Accelerated Analysis, with particular focus on the application of XIA’s FalconX processor to […]

  14. FalconX takes flight

    FalconX takes flight Internationally-renowned light sources adopt FalconX digital pulse processing Following the first installation of XIA’s FalconX digital pulse processor Powered By SITORO® Accelerated Analysis at the Australian Synchrotron, a number of leading international synchrotrons have also adopted FalconX for digital signal processing. These include: Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) in New York, […]

  15. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Seoul, Korea

    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Seoul, Korea From October 27 – November 2, Southern Innovation attended the 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Seoul, Korea. This marked the first time the conference was held in the Asia-Pacific region. Technical Director Paul Scoullar presented the latest performance results achieved by SITORO® Accelerated Analysis […]

  16. SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference From 25-29 August, Southern Innovation attended the SPIE 2013 Optics + Photonics Conference in San Diego, USA. SPIE Optics + Photonics is the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America, with over 4500 attendees, 180 exhibitors and 4 conference streams. Technical Director Paul Scoullar and XIA […]

  17. Southern Innovation announces joint venture

    Southern Innovation announces joint venture Southern Innovation has today entered into a joint venture with the Little Group to explore applications of Southern Innovation’s SITORO® Accelerated Analysis technology to the freight and logistics sector. The current generation of cargo-screening technology available globally is limited in its capability. A strong reliance on human interpretation of scanning […]

  18. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Anaheim, California, USA

    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Anaheim, California, USA From October 27 – November 3, Southern Innovation attended the 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference at the Disneyland Hotel, California, USA. The IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference brought together 2200 engineers and scientists from around the world to share their knowledge […]

  19. 14th European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry

    14th European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry From 18 – 22 June, Southern Innovation attended the 14th European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry in Vienna, Austria. Technical Director Paul Scoullar presented the latest performance results achieved by SITORO® Accelerated Analysis. The 14th EXRS conference was devoted to the exchange of information and experience on the emerging and […]

  20. Southern Innovation receives $50,000 grant from Victorian Government for technology development

    Southern Innovation receives $50,000 grant from Victorian Government for technology development Southern Innovation has received a grant of $50,000 from the Victorian Government under their Small Technologies Industry Uptake Program (SITUP). Using this grant, we have commenced work with Design + Industry to extend the current single channel FalconX product to a modular 4-channel digital […]

  21. Australian Synchrotron Signs with XIA to be First FalconX Beta Customer

    Australian Synchrotron Signs with XIA to be First FalconX Beta Customer On Monday 26 March, the Australian Synchrotron became the first Beta customer for XIA’s FalconX digital pulse processor Powered By SITORO® Accelerated Analysis. The FalconX instrument will be installed on the X-ray Fluorescence Microprobe beamline, where it will help researchers conduct experiments with unprecedented […]

  22. XIA Workshop at the Australian Synchrotron

    XIA Workshop at the Australian Synchrotron On 7 March, CEO & Managing Director David Scoullar and Technical Director Paul Scoullar held a workshop at the Australian Synchrotron to demonstrate the capabilities of XIA’s new FalconX digital pulse processor Powered By SITORO® Accelerated Analysis. The workshop was co-presented by the President of XIA, Peter Grudberg. The […]

  23. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Valencia, Spain

    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Valencia, Spain From October 22-28, Southern Innovation attended the 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, in Valencia, Spain. Technical Director Paul Scoullar presented results of XIA’s testing of FalconX Powered By SITORO® Accelerated Analysis across a broad range of detector types. The IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical […]

  24. XIA First to License SITORO® for World’s Fastest X-ray DPP

    XIA First to License SITORO® for World’s Fastest X-ray DPP The stage is set for the world’s first X-ray digital pulse processor (DPP) incorporating SITORO® Accelerated Analysis. Southern Innovation today signed a licence agreement allowing XIA, of Hayward, CA, to implement SITORO in their revolutionary FalconX product. It will be available from October 2011. Southern Innovation made […]

  25. Successful Conclusion of Commercialisation Grant

    Successful Conclusion of Commercialisation Grant Southern Innovation is on the brink of licensing its radiation detection technology for the first time, a milestone which may have taken far longer had it not received support from Commercialisation Australia. The boost from the Proof of Concept and Skill and Knowledge grants will help ensure the company’s digital […]

  26. Southern Innovation Appoints New Chairman

    Southern Innovation Appoints New Chairman Southern Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Adam Lewis as our new Chairman. Mr Lewis spent 20 years working as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he was the Managing Partner, Australia & New Zealand, from 2002 to 2008. Mr Lewis brings with him global […]

  27. Southern Innovation Takes Out $100,000 Award

    Southern Innovation Takes Out $100,000 Award Southern Innovation has taken out the prestigious Enterprize 2010 business planning competition, a $100,000 award sponsored by University of Queensland Business School. The company beat a field of seven finalists from over 100 entrants with our SITORO® technology, a digital pulse processing technique which dramatically improves the detection and […]

  28. European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry, Portugal

    European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry, Portugal On 25 June Paul Scoullar presented Southern Innovation’s groundbreaking technology at the European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry in Portugal. Paul, Southern Innovation’s Technical Director, said he was delighted with the audience reaction when the SI team demonstrated output count-rates that were previously thought to be impossible whilst maintaining excellent […]

  29. Prime Minister announces Commercialisation Australia funding injection.

    Prime Minister announces Commercialisation Australia funding injection. On 16 April 2010 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced funding for Southern Innovation’s cutting-edge radiation detection technology. The grant is for proof-of-concept activities through the Government’s newly created Commercialisation Australia program. Southern Innovation will use the funds to design, simulate, implement and test advanced digital signal processing algorithms […]

  30. Southern Innovation a Finalist in the Cool Company Awards

    Southern Innovation a Finalist in the Cool Company Awards Southern Innovation has been named a finalist in the AusIndustry ‘Innovation’ Award at Anthill’s 4th Annual Cool Company Awards. Southern Innovation develops, markets and licenses patented pulse processing technologies for the rapid, accurate detection and measurement of radiation. The company was born out of research to […]

  31. Southern Innovation’s IP strategist named a world leader

    Southern Innovation’s IP strategist named a world leader Southern Innovation’s IP strategist Duncan Bucknell has been named among the world’s leading IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. Announced in London on 1 June, the list identifies the world’s top intellectual property strategists. It was compiled after an exhaustive nomination and interview process by IAM […]

  32. New Australian nuclear detector invention sets pulses racing

    New Australian nuclear detector invention sets pulses racing Victorian inventor Paul Scoullar has been announced as a finalist in INNOVIC’s International Next Big Thing Award™ 2009 for the SITORO®, a next generation radiation detection and measurement system that counteracts ‘pulse pile-up’. “Pulse pile-up is a phenomenon that occurs when detectors receive too much information for […]

  33. SITORO® recognised by Australia’s top innovation awards

    SITORO® recognised by Australia’s top innovation awards In just 48 hours in early April, SITORO was recognised by two of Australia’s most prestigious innovation awards. On 6 April SITOROwas announced as a finalist in the 2009 Next Big Thing Award. The next day, SITORO won the Victorian IBM iAward for Research and Development. INNOVIC’s Next […]

  34. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Dresden Germany

    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Dresden Germany On 21 October Southern Innovation’s founder and Technical Director Paul Scoullar presented the SITORO® technology to an international gathering of the world’s leading electrical and electronics engineers. The venue was the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) annual Nuclear Science Symposium in Dresden, Germany which, this year, hosted […]

  35. SITORO® unveiled to international applause

    SITORO® unveiled to international applause Southern Innovation’s groundbreaking SITORO technology was exposed to a global audience in June with an impressive reception at four international conferences. Technical Director Paul Scoullar and Managing Director David Scoullar presented the pulse processing technology – which significantly improves detector efficiency by decoding pulse pile-up – in the US, Greece, […]

  36. SITORO® receives fast-tracked US patent

    SITORO® receives fast-tracked US patent The US has recognised the potential of a cutting-edge Australian security screening technology by granting Melbourne’s Southern Innovation an expedited US patent for SITORO on 3 June. The ground-breaking radiation detection technology can interpret radiation faster and more accurately than existing technologies by decoding pulse pile-up. This has enormous potential […]

  37. Southern Innovation appoints Managing Director

    Southern Innovation appoints Managing Director Southern Innovation is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr David Scoullar as the company’s Managing Director. Mr Scoullar has been involved with the business since 2005 when he joined the Board of Directors as a Non-executive Director. Mr Scoullar brings significant commercial experience to the Southern Innovation executive team. […]

  38. Southern Innovation named Rising Star

    Southern Innovation named Rising Star Melbourne based company, Southern Innovation, has been named a Rising Star in the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranks the 50 fastest growing technology companies, public or private, based on percentage revenue growth over three years (2005 to 2007) and includes all related industry […]

  39. Australian patent granted for SITORO® technology

    Australian patent granted for SITORO® technology Radiation detection made an enormous leap forward this week with an Australian innovation set to revolutionise industries such as medical imaging, security screening and minerals exploration. Melbourne’s Southern Innovation was granted an Australian patent on 13 September 2007 for its innovative signal detection technology SITORO that decodes previously indecipherable […]

  40. The Secret’s out!

    The Secret’s out! Southern Innovation was awarded 2nd place in The Secrets of Australian Information Communication and Technology Innovation Competition, in the area of Industrial Solutions. Hosted by Senator Helen Coonan, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Awards aim to select and then promote Australia’s most innovative Information, Communication and Technology […]

  41. Ready for Commercial Success

    Ready for Commercial Success Southern Innovation has been awarded a grant under AusIndustry’s Commercial Ready Grants program to support the commercialisation of its’ novel digital pulse processing technology. AusIndustry’s Commercial Ready grant program is a competitive, merit-based grants program, funded by the Australian Federal Government supporting innovation and its commercialisation. It aims to stimulate greater […]

  42. Algorithm soups up scanners

    Algorithm soups up scanners Defeating terrorists, locating landmines, and uncovering contraband cargo – it’s all in a day’s work for a new Australian invention. These days, Superman isn’t the only crime-fighter with the ability to see through solid objects. Thanks to X-ray and gamma ray detectors, even mere mortals can use the penetrating powers of […]

  43. Imaging technology reveals clearer picture

    Imaging technology reveals clearer picture GETTING a clearer picture of the inside story is a step closer with the development of improved X-ray and gamma ray technology in Melbourne. The technology has potential for wide application in areas such as the screening of airport baggage, oil exploration, mineral analysis and in medicine. Put simply, X-rays […]

  44. New X-ray technology solves a major problem of screening systems

    New X-ray technology solves a major problem of screening systems Landmine detection, medical imaging and airport baggage screening could all benefit from a new technology developed by Melbourne researchers, which is believed to make x-ray and gamma-ray detection up to 50 times faster. Developed by Mr Paul Scoullar and Professor Rob Evans in the University […]

  45. Looking for smart options, Herald Sun

    Looking for smart options, Herald Sun LOOKSMART co-founder Martin Hosking is backing home grown technology that vastly improves security screening, land mine clearance and medical imaging. Mr Hosking — on the look-out for compelling investment opportunities — arrived back in the country from the US three years ago and discovered Melbourne start-up company Southern Innovation. […]