3D IMAX film Hidden Universe recognised at research commercialisation awards
Friday 19 September 2014
Swinburne University of Technology’s 3D IMAX initiative Hidden Universe has taken out the People's Choice Award at the inaugural Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA) Research Commercialisation Awards announced last night in Brisbane.
The awards recognise research organisations’ success in creatively transferring their knowledge into the broader community and transferring their research into products or services with companies to grow new industries in Australia.
Hidden Universe was one of seven finalists in the inaugural awards, winning the People’s Choice category by almost 100 votes. The film was also nominated for Best Creative Engagement Strategy.
Swinburne joined with creative film company December Media to produce Australia’s first 3D IMAX film. It premiered in June 2013 and has been seen by more than 700,000 people in cinemas worldwide.
Hidden Universe uses real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes to take audiences on a journey to the farthest reaches of our Universe and excite their interest and awareness of science and technology.
The Best Commercial deal award was won by a UniQuest-Janssen deal with Dendright Technology for development of a drug targeting rheumatoid arthritis.
The Best Creative Engagement Strategy was won by Griffith University for SEED which brings popular music, creative arts, film and marketing students together to develop and promote an album each year. Through major partners such as Queensland Performing Arts Centre, they perform a concert series The Seed Project, building a following and enhancing their, and in turn Griffith’s, reputations.
Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia is the peak body for organisations and individuals associated with knowledge commercialisation and exchange between public sector research organisations and business and government entities.