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Innovators

The veski fast smarts Innovators represent all that is cutting edge about Melbourne, such as our diversity, energy and wide-ranging passions.  

Playing innovators:

Isobel Campbell, Hien Vu and Cameron Lawman - Co-Founders, The Cricket Effect

The future of food: are insects going to creep into your diet?

The Cricket Effect is a team of Monash University students studying Science - Global Challenges; a degree which combines science with leadership, entrepreneurship, and policy. With knowledge in a variety of areas, their studies range from chemistry, to computer science, to geographical science. Brought together by a passion for sustainability and food security, they formed The Cricket Effect - a start-up aiming to revolutionise the future of food by bringing insects onto the world’s plates.

 

 

Steve Martinuzzo, Cobalt Design

Form, Function and Frets: how design innovated the humble guitar case

Steve is co-founder of Melbourne-based Cobalt Design; one of Australia’s top product development groups. Cobalt creatively design and engineer ideas into globally focused, compelling products for a range of Australian and international organisations including KeepCup, Siemens, NEC and Dulux. Recently Cobalt worked with Maton Guitars to create the Maton Case; an innovative game changer providing essential protection against the rigours of roadies, touring and mechanised transport systems. 

 

Justin Mitchell, St Kevin’s College

Synth-etic: The world’s first ‘Hood-Wind’ instrument

Aside from a love of maths and coding, Justin is a 14 year old passionate about music. He sings with the Australian Boys Choir and plays piano and oboe.  Justin built and programmed a pocket friendly device that allows the user to compose and play electronic music. Justin was recently awarded first prize in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards 2017, selected from thousands of projects entered via the Science Teacher Association competitions in each Australian state and territory. As the national winner, Justin will represent Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States, the world's biggest science and invention fair, in mid-May 2017.

 

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