Aussie Student Inventions

Announcing our Aussie Student Inventions winners!

We recently conducted a nationwide search for the next generation of inventors. Find out the winners, as decided by our panel of experts including Australia’s leading innovators. Get to know all the winners and finalists.

Primary winners: It’s a tie!

Dom’s DAB Device

Dominic Fisher
Sacred Heart Primary School


Jack Lantry
St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland

Lower Secondary winner


Jorja Suga
Clancy Catholic College, West Hoxton

Upper Secondary winner


Poppy Briggs and Lucy Lönnqvist
St Mary’s Anglican Girls School

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Aussie Student Inventors

Primary Finalists

11 videos | 2020

Check out the inventions from our primary finalists.

Balloon Knotter

Gemma McKenna and Sadie Peters
Sacred Heart Primary School

Magic Missiles

Joseph Fraser and Joshua Schaper
Freshwater Christian College

The AST Stud

Ruhani and Raaga
Sunbury Heights Primary School


Jack Lantry
St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland

Protecto Shield

Lucy Miller and Lara Salter
St Hilda’s Anglican Girls School

Plastic Park Pirates – Plastic Cleanup Robot

Archie Fairhurst, Danny Daher and Phillip Ren
Knox Grammar Preparatory School

Silent Door bell

James Douglas and Samuel Scott
St Philip’s Christian College (Newcastle Campus)

Electric Snowboard

Cohen James
Northern Beaches Christian School

Dom’s DAB Device

Dominic Fisher
Sacred Heart Primary School

Rainwater Filtration System

Ishaa Bose

Restore Ocean Bot

Selena, Jennifer and Chloe
North Rocks Public School

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Aussie Student Inventors

Lower Secondary Finalists

13 videos | 2020

Check out the inventions from our lower secondary finalists.

Sensor Spencer

Sarah Comiskey, Millie Wright and Eirene Kiratzopoulos
St Mary’s Anglican Girls School


Neeti Sheth, Luis Lee and Harmony Balgera
St Mary’s Anglican Girls School


Jorja Cobby and Zoe Caillard
St Mary’s Anglican Girls School


Jasmine Parsons, Isabella O’Neill, Sahara Newey and Sabrina Gunesch
St Clare’s College, Waverley


Ezgi Ozer, Bridget Fitzgerald, Bella-Angel Otto de Grancy and Zara Dean
St Clare’s College, Waverley

The multi-sized shoe

Dapto High School STEM Class
Dapto High School

The EpInject

Jorja Suga
Clancy Catholic College, West Hoxton

Lost Dawgz

Skyla Birch and Ava Smith
St Mary’s College

Electrocomplement-impulse Therapy (ECI Therapy)

David Luke
St Matthew’s Catholic School, Mudgee


Sahasra Nemana, Vasısta Sangabattula, Anvita Arora, Misk Awwad, Lyna Moeun, Xinlong Wu and Diamant Berisha
Arthur Phillip High School

Sensory Cube for the Vision Impaired

James Tan
Brighton Grammar School (Senior School)

The InsugrAI Watch

Dinel Bomiriya and Gideon Tse
Yarra Valley Grammar School

Energy Footprint Shoes

Emma Arbidans
Clancy Catholic College, West Hoxton

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Aussie Student Inventors

Upper Secondary Finalists

7 videos | 2020

Check out the inventions from our upper secondary finalists.

The Smart Mirror

Eesha Parekh
Ipswich Girls Grammar School

The Fridge Tablet

Rhianna Ward
Ipswich Girls Grammar School

Remote Home (RHOME)

Sebastian rayk
Waverley College


Max Petschack, Jai Mangos and Darcy LF
John Monash Science School

Bin it Right

Poppy Briggs and Lucy Lönnqvist
St Mary’s Anglican Girls School

Bloom App

Amy, Keisha, Kiera and Charlotte
Elizabeth Macarthur High School

Automated musical trolley

Lauren Seeto

Amazing prizes for winners in all five categories

Mentoring from judges

The winners of each category will receive:

  • Two mentoring sessions with the judging panel, to help them make their concept a reality
  • Cash from ClickView towards their creation process
  • Invaluable exposure to networks of innovators, via the networks of the judging panel, and ClickView’s industry peers, audiences and customer network.
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Judge Bios

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Mentor and Judge: Sally Dominguez

Sally Dominguez is an inventor, serial entrepreneur, architect and futurist with seven international product awards. Sally designed the Adventurous Thinking innovation strategy used as a 10X Mindset by organisations including NASA. She judged Car of the Year for 10+ years, was an expert judge on ABC’s New Inventors, and co-hosted Aussie Inventions That Changed The World. Sally is an ambassador for Good Design Australia, Faculty at Singularity University in Silicon Valley and teaches Adventurous Thinking at Stanford.

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Mentor and Judge: Dr Niraj Lal

Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal is an Australian physicist, presenter and author. He’s a principal at the AEMO, hosts Imagine This, is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at ANU, and Director of First Principles. In 2012, Nij graduated as a Gates Scholar with a PhD in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Nij has taught Science at levels ranging from pre-school to post-graduate and, in 2016, was named one of the ABC’s Top 5 Scientists Under 40.

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Mentor and Judge: Evan Clark

Evan Clark graduated from UNSW in 2003 with a Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering. While studying, Evan invented a way to deliver on-demand HD video to schools over IP networks using MPEG-4 compression standard. The underlying invention was “predictive file transfer” and led to his co-founding of ClickView in 2003. Evan won the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award (Emerging category, Eastern Region). He continues to enhance education by leveraging immersive rich-media technology in AR and AI-driven non-linear video playback.

Watch ‘Aussie Inventions That Changed The World’ for inspiration

Led by a team of four expert hosts, this entertaining series uncovers how each invention worked, why it was extraordinary in its time and the conditions that lead to its ultimate successes, with a few instructive failures along the way. Comedian, actor and, well, brainiac Matt Parkinson heads up a team of expert co-hosts; science journalist Anja Taylor, inventor Sally Dominguez and historian David Hunt. They investigate four different inventions within each episode, linked by a common theme.

Episode 1 – Home Life
The surprising stories behind four helpful household inventions to improve Home Life: Gilbert Toyne created
an Aussie backyard icon – the rotary clothes hoist – only to have it made famous by someone else. Myra Taylor improved women’s lives with her Boneless Corset leaving a legacy of freedom we still enjoy today. Mervyn Richardson forever changed the suburban landscape with his Victa Lawnmower, while Dr Steve Cummings and Bruce Thompson achieved huge water savings around the world with the Dual Flush Toilet.

Episode 2 – Communication
Australian inventors have boldly re-imagined communication across the spectrum of technologies: Graeme Clark’s
extraordinary Bionic Ear delivered deaf patients the sound of speech; John O’Sullivan and his CSIRO team created the world’s first high-speed WiFi that dramatically changed the communication landscape worldwide; Henry Sutton’s visionary ‘Telephane’ was designed in Ballarat decades before the Television and post-master James Raymond established the world’s first Pre-Paid Postage system in Sydney in 1838 with his delightfully simple pre-paid envelope.

Episode 3 – Wartime
The fires of war become the forges of Australian invention. William Scurry invented a decoy Drip Rifle to
help Anzacs safely evacuate from Gallipoli. Alexander Worsfold built his all-terrain Transporter to hurry injured soldiers to field hospitals on the Western Front. Adelaide-born Howard Florey and his team developed the wonder drug Penicillin that was first deployed amongst infected allied soldiers during World War Two. And from Wollongong, Evelyn Owen’s Sub Machine Gun out-performed its competitors and become known as ‘the diggers’ darling’.

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Competition FAQs

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We don’t have a ClickView subscription, can we still enter the competition?
Yes! We welcome entries from all schools, TAFEs and universities. The competition is free to enter and open to the wide education community. It’s a fun way to inspire the next generation and a great activity for students to get involved in.
Where can I watch ‘Aussie Inventions That Changed The World’?
To make the most of preparing for the competition, we encourage you to watch Aussie Inventions that Changed the World. Scroll down and click the videos below.

If your school or institute doesn’t have a ClickView subscription, no problem. We can arrange free access until the end of 2020 for your staff and students so you can watch the series. Please contact us here.
How can I share this competition with staff and students?
We’ve put together a suite of resources, including announcement letters and graphics for social media, that you are welcome to use to share the competition with your staff, students and parents.

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