We are proud that the team at BlueZone has been recognised through a number of local and national awards. We support the organisations that are dedicated to the promotion of best practice for Australian industry and business.
Australian Engineering Excellence Awards – National Winner
In 2012, BlueZone Group and ATSA Defence Services, were winners of an Australian Engineering Excellence Award (in partnership with EET, RPC and e3K). The award was presented at the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra, at the Engineers Australia 2012 National Engineering Excellence awards for work on the SeaUrchin™ Marine Power Generator.
Having won the Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award and an Excellence Award and been named the Overall Winner by the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia in May 2012, the SeaUrchin project competed against 42 finalists comprising some of Australia’s largest and most complex engineering projects for the national awards. These included: Sustainable solutions for the Glenfield commuter car park entered by Transport for NSW; Westfield Sydney project entered by Hyder Consulting; Metricon Stadium entered by Arup and the Control System for Brisbane’s North-South (Clem 7) Bypass Tunnel entered by UGL Pty Ltd.
Australian Engineering Excellence Awards – Newcastle Division – 2016 Finalist
In 2016, BlueZone Group engineering development work for the Clever Buoy was accepted as a finalist in the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards for Newcastle Division.
Clever Buoy is a breakthrough near shore shark detection and warning system designed to be deployed at beaches that have a potential threat of shark attack. Clever Buoy is a smart ocean buoy that detects large swimming objects, like sharks, and sends real-time valuable information to lifeguards on the beach.
The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) Newcastle 2016 aim to inspire and encourage engineers to achieve world’s best practice through teamwork, innovation and technical excellence. They also highlight the invaluable contribution engineers make to the economy, community and the environment.
BlueZone Group completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 development of the Clever Buoy for Shark Mitigation Systems Ltd (SMS) an Australian company based in Perth, Western Australia. Shark Mitigation Systems are a technology company focused on mitigating the risk of shark attack.
Read More: CleverBuoy Demo at Bondi
Read More: CleverBuoy Returns to Newcastle
Read More: CleverBuoy Goes West
Read More: CleverBuoy – Shark Detection System
Read More: CleverBuoy Development Continues
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AIDN-WA Collaboration of the Year Award
At the AIDN-WA Christmas Party BlueZone Group was very pleased to be presented with the Collaboration of the Year Award. This award is designed to recognise outstanding Collaborations between Western Australian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and other players in the Defence space.
The current and emerging Defence market is focussed heavily on turn-key and low risk options that favour larger-scale solutions. Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) seeking to engage with Defence directly or indirectly, often need to pursue Collaboration, either with each other or with the larger organisations, to create market strength and position worthy of engagement with Defence.
This Award is in recognition of a Collaboration that has benefitted Defence as the end user, and highlights the importance of Collaboration in the current Defence environment.
Army Innovation Award – Robotic Z-Boat
BlueZone Group was and awarded an order for supply of three robotic “Z-Boats” to The Australian Army as a direct result of BlueZone participation in Army Innovation Day (AID) 2016 where the lead theme was ‘manned and unmanned teaming for the soldier.’ AID 2016 is a part of the Army Innovation Investigation Program that helps to shape Army’s capability and its approach to the challenges of modern war-fighting.
Read More: Army Innovation Award
Australian Institute of Project Management
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. With over 10,000 members, we are recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism.
In 2008 ATSA Defence Services was recognised as a Project Managed Organisation by the Australian Institute of Project Management.
Read More: Defence Project Experience
Hunter Manufacturing Awards
UVS is a proud finalist in the Hunter Manufacturing Awards. Established in 2005, Hunter Manufacturing
ensuring manufacturing plays an integral role in invigorating the Region’s future. UVS has been a finalist
in the category for “Excellence in Technology”. The UVS submission was based around the products that had been developed to complement the OEM suppliers that BlueZone provided distribution for in Australia.