Swinburne graduate Jacqueline Savage has won the Victorian Entrepreneur Award as part of this year’s Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
She was recognised for her start-up medical device company MedCorp Technologies, which develops wearable technologies for the healthcare industry.
Ms Savage has a Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours) from Swinburne, specialising in biomedical technologies.
While completing her studies, she worked for Melbourne-based engineering design consultancy Outerspace Design, where she further developed her medical product design skills.
In 2014, Ms Savage joined the team at Ronstan International, an industry leader in manufacturing. There she learnt what it took to design, manufacture and distribute products internationally.
In 2015, Ms Savage decided to dedicate herself to her start-up. She has now brought her business to Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct and is working in the Factory of the Future to hone her device.
Telstra Business Women’s Awards
The Telstra Business Women's Awards are the longest running women's awards program in Australia.
For over two decades the awards have recognised women from diverse industries ensuring their achievements become part of the national conversation.
In 2002 Swinburne Vice-Chancellor Professor Kristjanson was named the Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year as recognition of her work in health, science and innovation.
State and Territory category winners will gather in Melbourne for the National Awards on Wednesday 16 November 2016.
As part of a series, the Swinburne community is sharing advice they’d give their 17-year-old selves when it comes to university. The first of this series features Ms Savage.