Team GreyScan wins prestigious Eureka prize

Grey Innovation and the University of Tasmania have won the prestigious 2019 Eureka Prize for ‘Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia’ for Team GreyScan. The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

Presented annually in partnership with some of the nation’s leading scientific institutions, government organisations, universities and corporations, the Eureka Prizes raise the profile of science and science engagement in the community by celebrating outstanding achievement.

Each prize is judged by a panel of eminent and qualified individuals, whose contribution of expertise and time helps support the credibility of the Eureka Prizes. This year, 17 prizes were awarded across four categories – Research & Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement and School Science.

Grey Innovation Executive Chairman Jefferson Harcourt said ‘Collaboration with universities is essential for global competitiveness of Australian industry. Collaboration with industry, in my view, is in general the most efficient way of ensuring that good research is productised and made available to the world.’ GreyScan, the world’s first trace detection device that can identify inorganic explosives in under a minute is the result of such collaboration.

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