Southern Innovation’s SITORO® digital pulse processing technology has been recognised nationally and internationally with a series of prestigious awards, including from the security, information & communication and innovative technology sectors.

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 global commercial potential.

At the finals in Sydney on 20 October 2015, four Mining Technologies finalists battled it out in a live pitch before judges and an audience. Operations Manager Laura Grundy presented the business plan for Southern Innovation’s GradeScan™ bulk ore scanning and sorting technology.

The Mining Technologies Award was presented by Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO of sponsor Austmine, the peak industry body in Australia for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.

Southern Innovation also won the People’s Choice award, competing against entries from all five industry categories with interests as varied as smart grids, building automation and unmanned drone ocean monitoring.

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National Winner


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 technology which dramatically improves the detection and measurement of radiation.

A high profile judging panel recognised the quality of the technology and its potential applications across a wide range of industries including homeland security, material science, medical imaging and mineral exploration.

The Enterprize competition was judged by experts including UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield AO, Venture Capital Fund Director Bob Christiansen, NBC Capital Managing Partner Bruce Scott, Manager of Venture Capital Attraction with the Queensland Government Stuart Gow, and OneVentures Executive Director, Anne-Marie Birkill.

The Cool Company Awards

Innovation Award Finalist


Southern Innovation has been named a finalist in the AusIndustry ‘Innovation’ Award at Anthill’s 4th Annual Cool Company Awards (

“Southern Innovation should be very pleased with its success,” said James Tuckerman, Editor-In-Chief, Anthill Magazine. “Though not a winner this year, making the final three in their category is an outstanding achievement; the Cool Company Awards attracted over 350 nominations from some very cool companies from all across Australia.”

The Anthill Cool Company Awards were launched in 2006, as a way to acknowledge and celebrate Australian companies that are doing things differently to bring about positive change.

The iAwards 2009

IBM Research & Development, State Winner


SITORO® won the 2009 Victorian IBM iAward for Research & Development. The award, run by the Australian Information Industry Association, celebrates Australia’s leading information and communication technology innovators.

The iAwards recognise innovation in 16 categories. As the Victorian winner of the IBM Research & Development category, SITORO was judged the leader on criteria including creativity, commercial potential, product stability and useability.

Next Big Thing Award



Recognising innovations throughout Australia and the world, INNOVIC’s Next Big Thing Award  promotes new innovation and assists inventors in business development.

SITORO® was was announced as a 2009 finalist on 6 April. The 25 finalists will be showcased in a six-week exhibition at the Melbourne Museum (30 May to 12 July). Each year this high-profile exhibition attracts tens of thousands of visitors. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 2 July. In 2008 the Next Big Thing Award was won by an environmentally friendly concrete, while the People’s Choice award was won by a robotic golf buggy.

Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Rising Star Award, 2007


The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is part of a global Fast 500 programme, which runs in parallel with over 20 other countries including the UK, USA and China.

The Technology Fast 50 ranks the 50 fastest growing technology companies based on their increase in revenue over the previous three years. In addition to the Fast 50, Deloitte acknowledge fast growing companies that do not meet all the eligibility criteria yet are making a name for themselves through the development and commercialisation of highly innovative technology via their Rising Star Award.

Global Security Challenge, 2007

Top-5 Asian Security Start Up


The Global Security Challenge is an annual business plan competition based out of the London Business School in the UK. It aims to find the most promising security technology start-ups in the world as well as promoting security-lead new innovative technologies globally

Secrets of IT Innovation, 2006

2nd Place Business  solutions


The Secrets of Australian IT Innovation competition, held in 2006 as an initiative of the Committee Marketing ICT (Information and communications technology) for Australia, received 120 entrants. They evaluated by a panel of judges drawn from venture capital, media, business development and legal organisations, major ICT companies as well as industry experts.

This award strives to select and promote Australia’s most innovative information and communication technology companies to a global audience.