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2022 Prize for New Innovators

Associate Professor Brett Hallam 

UNSW’s Asociate Professor Brett Hallam has received the 2022 Prize for New Innovators, for the commercialisation of his innovative technology that has dramatically improved the performance of solar cells.

His work has boosted the performance of the global energy economy. 

His discoveries have improved the performance of solar cells by 10%, a significant increase in the field.

In 2021, technologies founded by Associate Professor Hallam have provided benefits to Australian consumers of approximately $500 million and $17 billion globally. These figures are rapidly increasing as the industry continues to expand. 

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Dr Pip Karoly   

The University of Melbourne and Seer Medical’s Dr Pip Karoly has received the 2022 Prize for New Innovators.

Dr Karoly’s discoveries are improving the lives of millions of people living with epilepsy through never-before-seen seizure forecasting technology.  

As a founding member of Seer Medical, Dr Karoly led the development of a mobile app for people living with epilepsy, enabling them to monitor and manage seizures at home. This has greatly improved quality of life, autonomy and productivity for millions of epilepsy sufferers.   

Her research efforts have greatly advanced global understanding of epilepsy.

The commercialisation of her discoveries has had additional benefits for Australia’s economy, where the cost of epilepsy is estimated to be $12.3 billion each year.   

Watch a video about her work