Meetings 2020

No meeting in November or December 2020 due to COVID 19

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Guest Speaker: Brian Measday
Company: (GreenWell)

“The GreenWell Story”

Few people can claim that the constant scattering of mulch and fertiliser by blackbirds led them to develop a product that not only solves that problem, but also has many other positive environmental benefits.

Living on a steep block of land in South Australia has its own gardening frustrations. It is impossible to keep mulch and fertiliser around newly planted shrubs. Water runoff because of the slope makes watering a battle, and then the endless scratching of Blackbirds.

It is often said, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. This is exactly what led Brian Measday to thinking seriously about finding a permanent solution to the blackbird and water runoff problems.

The product that Brian came up with is GreenWell.

We heard the GreenWell Story from Idea to Prototype to Award Winning Sales Success!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Guest Speaker: Darin Lovett
Company: South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC)

South Australian Space Industry Ecosystem

Already home to around 80 space-related organisations, South Australia is committed to further growing the local industry and build on the state’s history of space activity. In September 2017, the South Australian Government created the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) to drive space industry innovation, research, and entrepreneurial development. The SASIC will support space entrepreneurs, create an incubator for space projects and an environment where new space technologies can be rapidly developed.

Darin Lovett is Director of Space at the South Australian Space Industry Centre. His focus is on leveraging disruption, innovation, and strong support to build a sustainable space industry in South Australia. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in strategy and capability development for the Air and Space domains. His diverse background includes space operations and policy, university lecturer, weapons test and evaluation, airborne anti-submarine and surveillance operations, coalition partnering, and working on large-scale transformation projects.

Please note: The AGM was held at this meeting.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Guest Speakers: Fredy Masias and Patricia Rios

“The Road to Clean Electricity”

The Recycler of Mechanical Energy (REME) captured from vehicle traffic is an invention that can produce electricity from mechanical energy. The main principle is the utilisation of residual pressure or force exerted by the vehicles’ weight on the road. Oleo hydraulics, mechanical and electrical mechanisms, residual pressure or force can be converted to either mechanical or electric energy. A prototype is required to be developed and built to demonstrate the technology and founder Fredy and his business partners are seeking funding from investors. Fredy articulates that REME is a clean way to produce energy and power our communities.

Fredy Masias is an Electronic Technician who graduated in Peru and has 40 years’ experience in his profession. Fredy arrived in Australia in 2012 at the age of 68 from Peru, is retired and living in Adelaide. Fredy has three adult children who also live in Australia. Fredy graduated from a technical college in Peru and later joined the Peruvian Airforce where he became the chief finance person, authorising all finances relating to the running of the air force base in his province. Whilst at the air force, Fredy became a technician working alongside many like-minded people using renewables, solar, sea energy and hydraulics. He has a small workshop at home where he tinkers around with many ideas.
Fredy is the inventor of REME – Recycler of Mechanical Energy that captured from vehicle traffic that can produce electricity from mechanical energy. REME accumulates and reuses energy to drive a turbine to produce electricity. It is patented with IP Patent application Number 2012 254909 and Innovation Patent Application Number 2012 101978.

Patricia Rios is a social worker, a graduate from Flinders University of SA. Patricia has worked in the community sector for many years. She is a Spanish speaking community leader and President of Hispanic Women’s Association of South Australia.  Patricia is also a carpenter’s assistant since 2009 when her husband Peter, a carpenter, lost his job. Together they are soul mates and sole traders. Peter is the trade’s person and Patricia is the project administrator and onsite assistant.
Of course Patricia is an entrepreneur at heart looking for that idea that will change the world and bring in the bucks.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

We presented: “Wish I’d Thought Of That…”

This is the video of the first two and only episodes of this C31 TV program (Now Channel 44), which were recorded in July 2004.
It was hosted by one of our members at the time: Lou Andreazza, who held positions on the IAA SA committee.
In 2004 Lou held both the President and Secretary positions. He was also the president in 2007/8. At other times he was mainly the Secretary.
Lou now lives in NSW, and because of Covid-19 restrictions, couldn’t be with us on the night.

No Meetings were held in March, April, May and June 2020 because of the Covid-19 Virus.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Speaker: Graham Hartland

Company: Frontier Microscopy

Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Asbestos

Frontier Microscopy is an award winning company with a professional, multi-disciplinary team and backed by an experienced group of investors and mentors.
Established in early 2016, Frontier Microscopy is a commercial enterprise pioneering innovative solutions which utilise advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer vision, with a focus on the development and commercialisation of automated microscope analysis systems.
Frontier Microscopy are on a mission to disrupt the multi-billion dollar microscopy industry by providing a breakthrough platform and marketplace to enable the automation of any microscope analysis. MARVIN™, the Parented AI system designed to protect people during the process of asbestos remediation, and streamline the process, was successfully trialed on the Australian market.

Graham Hartland is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Frontier Microscopy and has more than 35 years’ experience in both Australian and International Business.

Video about Frontier Microscopy & Marvin

Thursday, January 16, 2020 

Speaker: Eric Rodda (Inventor, innovator and president of IAA(SA))

How SMART is your watch?

Eric has always been fascinated by watches, and has quite a collection.
He will be speaking about an incredible “Smart” watch which gets its power from an unusual source.

The watch is the Matrix Powerwatch2 – which is powered by body heat and solar energy.