The Darling Downs and Maranoa are heading to Myriad!

The Darling Downs and Maranoa are heading to Myriad!

With a Qantas 747 arriving from San Francisco full of innovators and investors, over 100 speakers and 5,000 attendees, Myriad will be certainly buzzing from 16 – 18 May.  Myriad is Australia’s leading innovation festival, showcasing a myriad of perspectives, experiences and opportunities. 

And the Darling Downs and Maranoa regions will be there!  After an over-subscribed Expression of Interest process, 10 innovative businesses from the region have been selected to represent the Darling Downs and Maranoa as part of the Advance Queensland Regional Innovation Project being delivered by Food Leaders Australia.

Regional Innovation Coordinator, Julia Telford is excited about the calibre and diversity of businesses that will be attending.

“From the 10 businesses who were selected, five represent Toowoomba Regional Council, and five are representing our western councils – Maranoa, Western Downs and Goondiwindi so we are excited to have a great geographic representation of what is happening in the innovation space,” Ms Telford said.

The businesses representing the Darling Downs and Maranoa this year are:

Maranoa Beef Pty Ltd – Craig & Bec Beissel
Through targeted genetics and best management practice, Maranoa Beef provides premium grass-fed beef direct to consumers. We are true paddock to plate from conception to processing and delivery.
(Maranoa Regional Council)

PT Blueboys Darren & Anna Dillon
PT Blueboys are silicon rubber sleeves that cover coupling connections to seal and protect them from becoming damaged due to build-up of dirt and grime and from exposure to the elements
(Goondiwindi Regional Council)

Shepherd Services Pty LtdKerri Behrens
RACAS - Road Asset Condition Assessment System is an innovative, powerful and affordable road asset management tool.  RACAS collects HD images as well as roughness data which is easily exported to most platforms.
(Western Downs Regional Council)

Refine Energy Pty Ltd – Adam Stepanoff
Refine Energy was established to provide a standardised approach to risk and compliance management systems across the energy and agricultural industries
(Toowoomba Regional Council)

Quick Safety – Kurt Alexander
Quick Safety - solving compliance, risk and safety issues in the electrical industry.  Quick Safety reduces costs, provides complete transparency, validates compliance, shows real-time progress as well as five years storage.
(Toowoomba Regional Council)

WISRAN – Arsalan Lodhi
WISRAN meters, records and analyzes the time and cost of equipment, labor and fuel utilisation without human input to identify operating losses in real-time due to logistics inefficiencies.
(Toowoomba Regional Council)

Boobook – Craig & Meryl Eddie
BOOBOOK, a highly reputable Queensland Ecological Consulting business now provides ecotours to incredibly diverse, unexplored, privately owned places. Join day/extended tours or projects, like protecting endangered White Throated Snapping Turtles.
(Maranoa Regional Council)

WICHWON – Jane Heidrich
Wichwon is a free online platform that provides an agnostic comparison of accounting software.  It compares the needs of the business to the features provided by over 50 software solutions in the market.
(Toowoomba Regional Council)

InFarm – Jerome Leray
An Artificial Intelligence and image processing business that focuses on delivering agricultural products to farmers. 
(Goondiwindi Regional Council)

Power Tynan –Dan Beck
Power Tynan assists businesses with improvements to their systems, integrity, security, data and information analysis.  We've developed tools and people that allow SMEs to access practical advice, intelligence and benchmarking
(Toowoomba Regional Council)

This is just the beginning of the opportunities for businesses large and small to be part of the Regional Innovation Program. 

The next event will be an innovation tour of Toowoomba and Brisbane, meeting with existing incubators, start-ups, and government departments. 

This tour is from Monday 18June – Wednesday 20June, you will need to register your interest to attend by contacting Julia.  Attendees on the tour will be responsible for paying for accommodation and some meals.

For more information, please contact:

Regional Innovation Coordinator, Julia Telford – 0427 408 713