Energy resources innovators honoured at the Australian Technologies Competition Awards

05 November 2019

NERA joined entrepreneurs, investors and government representatives to celebrate world-leading homegrown tech at the 2019 Australian Technologies Competition Awards Ceremony in Melbourne on 29 October, presenting mobile-first technology company MyPass Global with the NERA-sponsored Energy Resources Award.

The annual competition highlights some of the best emerging technologies that Australia has to offer, identifying and accelerating Australian technology scale-ups with the greatest global potential and providing a collaborative coaching environment designed to prepare scale-ups for growth.

NERA sponsored the Energy Resources award, later presenting it to MyPass Global, a member of our innovation ecosystem, for their streamlined workforce resourcing and compliance management technology solution — a worker credentialing “ecosystem” for high-compliance industries, centred around a “digital worker passport” that connects all of industry — workers, training organisations, service providers and end-users.

Miranda Taylor, NERA CEO, says supporting and recognising the world-leading technology advancements being made in Australia is pivotal to assisting our priority industry sectors discover new value, improve productivity and compete globally.

“The Energy Resources award, and indeed the Australian Technologies Competition program, shines deserving light on those Australian technology pioneers who, through embracing technology, have the potential to support the Australian energy resources industry adaption to global digital and energy transformations and enhance the sectors’ productivity and global competitiveness. MyPass Global’s streamlined workforce resourcing and compliance management technology solution does just this.”

“As the industry growth centre for energy resources, NERA’s mandate is to create connections and support collaboration across our industry sector to assist the sector navigate these global transformations through the discovery of innovation, and the energy resources award assists his by recognising and profiling Australia’s exceptional technology talent.”

Last year’s Energy Resources award went to NERA energy alumni, Darwin-based Universal Site Monitoring, for their customisable personal safety monitoring device that combines real-time communication, early gas detection and resilient location sensing into one hand-held device.

Meet MyPass

MyPass is an innovative workforce management system connecting workers, employers and sites. Through a synchronised, secure web-based portal, MyPass offers significant cost reductions to the energy resources sector.

In 2017, MyPass received a NERA Innovation Voucher, which provided access to research insights to develop the platform and establish a successful business plan. In 2018, they forged valuable international connections at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston — the largest oil and gas conference in the world — as part of NERA’s collaborative Tech Xchange program.

In November 2019, MyPass is joining NERA at the Asia Pacific Unconventional Gas Technologies Conference (URTeC) in Brisbane — the first time the conference has been held in Australia — to showcase their technology at the NERA-sponsored Welcome Reception from 5:30pm. Find out more here.

NERA innovation partner wins Mining Technologies Award

NERA was pleased to see Universal Field Robotics (UFR) win the Mining Technologies Award, sponsored by fellow Growth Centre METS Ignited, for their fully and semi-autonomous machinery for mining, agriculture and construction. UFR is joining NERA at URTeC in Brisbane.

Last year’s competition awarded RedEye Apps — also a member of NERA’s innovation ecosystem — with the Mining Technologies Award for their engineering data management platform for enterprise asset owners.