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Science, Arts, Technology – SA’s Top Female Innovators Named In Winnovation Awards

The annual awards showcase the successes of female innovators in South Australia who are changing the game in our state.


Women In Innovation‘s annual awards that showcase South Australian female innovators have been announced.

The 2019 Winnovation Awards winners showcase the successes of female innovators who are changing the game in our state.

With established categories such as emerging innovator and awards in arts, engineering, science and various other categories, this year’s winners displayed outstanding skills in their fields.

Full list of winners:

Arts – Lyndal Sterenberg

Es Una swimwear for in and out of the water designed to elegantly combat body confidence and the harsh rays of the sun.

Emerging Innovator – Dr Jing Jing Wang

A new way to purify and sequence antibodies to diagnose and treat autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, primary Sjögren’s syndrome and lupus.

Engineering – Dr Jiawen Li

The world’s thinnest multimodal imaging catheter to study and prevent heart attacks.

Innovation And Intrapreneurship In Government – Sally Woolford

A disruptive change approach to drive diversity and inclusion in SA Police and beyond; helping people feel safe, respected and supported.

Maths and Data – Dr Dorothea Dumuid

Using data and statistics to optimise daily time use for better health and wellbeing; in areas such as school curriculums and mainstream media.

Open – Mandi Dimitriadis

Makers Empire: 3D design and printing tools plus the advice and expertise that empower primary school students to use design thinking methods to identify and solve problems within their communities.

Rural Regional & Remote – Dr Hazel Vandeleur

Re-imagining the contaminated sediments near smelters in Port Pirie as a resource in order to recover and repurpose desirable metals.

Science – Dr Katharina Richter

New therapies including silver nano-bullets and “toxic chocolate” to treat infections and antibiotic resistant superbugs.

Social Impact – Dr Janet Sluggett

MRS GRACE: A service to simplify medication use in residential aged care homes reducing the number of times that people need to take medications each day.

Technology – Kelly Carpenter

Lookinglass: a smart-mirror for the home that will detect symptoms of Parkinson’s and dementia, helping people to live independently for longer.

Young Innovator – Jade Foeng

Helping to develop novel immunotherapies to treat solid (non-blood) cancers with the world’s first broad-spectrum CAR-T cell therapy of its kind.

These Awards also recognise businesses who support our state’s innovative women.

For more information about Women in Innovation and this year’s Winnovation Awards winners, head to

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