Transcript: VisionFlex: IP and telehealth

Peter:

About six or seven years ago, we found that there was a need for an improved telehealth service, a device, here in Australia and globally. We created a company from scratch called VisionFlex. VisionFlex has two key products. One is a universal telehealth hub which we've designed, called the ProEX. That is an all-in-one device that allows a very high standard of care for a patient for remote assistance. The second product is a universal handheld camera called the GEIS.

Transcript: Tutu By You: IP and small business

Steph:

Tutu by You started, the concept came about maybe two years ago. We then started throwing around some ideas and we couldn't really find anything that I thought was nice, dress-up kind of things in tutus. They all seemed to be quite over the top. We thought, 'Hey, we could do something here that's quite cool and a little bit different.' The sparkle band was about creating a little bit of embellishment or a little bit of differentiation to the tutu.

Em:

Transcript: DesignByThem: IP and design

Sarah:

We started DesignByThem 13 years ago with the main ambition of creating a brand to showcase Australian design.

Nicholas:

We're passionate about Australian design, and we really want to create a platform to support Australian designers take their designs overseas, but also promote it locally as well. Protecting our designs is critical. Intellectual property is an area that I think is often undervalued by designers.

Sarah:

Transcript: Acustico Lighting: Design and functionality

Samantha:

I have a background in interior design, and I was working in commercial interiors. Continually, I had clients that had a problem with noise. I decided that I really needed to create something that looked really good, but also solved that problem with sound. So it became evident to me that it would be a really good idea to suspend the solution. Because it's suspended, the sound waves bounce around a room, and then they are absorbed by the material that these lights are made of.

Wheely Bug: Idea to international success

Wheely Bug have been in operation since 1995. The concept was born from a neighbour child wanting to ride a toy like his big brother. Prototypes were initially tested in childcare centres and iteratively improved. Their instant success encouraged them to start exporting in 2000, and expanded into a workshop with 5 employees in order to make 1000 ride on toys per month. By 2004 demand was so high that they expanded their manufacturing overseas to a US owned Chinese factory. Despite this global success, their headquarters remain in Cairns.