iPREP PROJECTS ROUND 1 2019
4 March - 12 April
Ideology is a start-up that has developed a new leadership model for defining, articulating and executing organisational vision.
We believe that vision should inspire action. The problem is the majority of the world’s largest companies and organisations are currently using 1940s management thinking to set their strategic direction - Mission, Vision, Values. A model never envisaged for organisations operating in a rapidly changing digital economy. Mission, Vision, Values has drifted so far from its original intent that it’s become soulless and inane, providing neither clarity of direction nor the right organisational behaviours to get there. We want to change that forever!
Ideology’s existing methodology work is delivering exceptional results. However, the process is labour intensive and relies heavily on the expertise of the consultant to understand the data and extract the right insights to populate the model in a meaningful and effective way. To that end we’re wanting to supercharge our methodology and create a useable, scalable phase 1 product.
In combining forces with iPREP we hope to add more academic rigor to our research process; refine the process for gathering research and translating it into insights; improve the efficiency of the process; ensure it is replicable and scalable to a global market; and lastly, develop the base platform on which the product will be based.
Ideology is a leadership company helping organisations define who they are, why they matter to their customers, where they are going and the principles required to get them there.
Driven by a small team of remarkable business strategists and designers, Ideology works with ambitious CEOs and leadership teams of many of the largest companies in Western Australia, as well as technology start-ups and businesses seeking to set direction and align their business strategy, brand and culture. Clients include Ausdrill, South32, Bis, SRG Global, Clough, Barminco, and Emeco.
Students will have the opportunity to help solve some of the difficult challenges of bringing this exciting new leadership product to market, while working alongside business strategists with a combined 60+ years experience.
Explore the feasibility in replacing the need for lab testing and physical site inspections with a mathematical model used to predict sediment composition and geological characteristics of a building site, remotely.
Prior to any structure being built, a thorough site inspection is required to assess the geo-mechanical properties of the building area.
Today, a typical site inspection involves a driller to collect samples, a laboratory to analyse and an engineer to make the call. Typically, this can take between 2-8 weeks and cost between $500-$10,000.
The results of the site inspection can easily add $20,000-$50,000 of additional cost to the homeowner if extensive site works are required. It is our goal to test the feasibility, correlations and accuracy of remotely calculating the geo-mechanics of a building site using; mathematical models, data science, machine learning and environmental data, by comparing the results with our custom core sample data.
It is our goal to see how all of these factors come together to define the properties of sediment, and to be able to accurately predict these properties remotely.
Students will have access to world first technology & unique data sets developed in-house at udrew which will be compared and correlated to large compilations of spatial data to explore relationships between climate, geology, biology & geography in a never before seen & world first exploration of existing data versus historical results.
Statistical analysis, machine learning and deep science methodologies will custom developed by our students in a creative unique team environment, required to undertake such a broad and and ambitious research project.
Udrew is a Perth-based start up, that created software using integration of data from multiple sources, as well as custom drawing generation algorithms into the one platform. Through the implementation of custom developed world first technologies, scientific methodologies, metadata, satellite imagery and Spatial Data, combined with professional partnerships, the system gives the user full control of their project from start to finish in one location.
Udrew is providing interactive and automated solutions to streamline small building projects, from start to ﬁnish, in a matter of minutes - not months, and for a fraction of the current industry costs.
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES
Digital oral health and behaviour screening to assess the dental health status of young children
Problem: Current dental screenings to identify dental diseases (tooth decay or gingivitis) rely on direct oral examination by a dental professional. This calls for primary care givers of young children to take early preventative action requiring time, effort and cost, which can also evoke worry or anxiety about taking a young child to the dentist. Digital preventative oral and dental behaviour screenings may assist in predicting dental disease presence and optimise anticipatory preparation prior to visiting the dentist to facilitate better communication and encourage positive experience from the start for all involved.
Expected activities: Students will use a variety of behavioural measures and images of the oral cavity to analyse and construct dental disease markers with a view to develop an algorithm for dental health status screening including a dental behaviour risk assessment index.
Anticipated outcomes: To design, analyse and evaluate a diagnostic algorithm as a proof of concept with the intent to integrate into an (iOS) app-enabled platform.
By the end of this project, students will apply their technical knowledge and academic/research skills in a commercial research and development project. The opportunity to be part of a lean start-up with real-world problem and tangible product development may present various challenges for which robust problem-solving skills will be required to overcome the problems or barriers. This will assist students to better understand the entrepreneurial journey and provide a taste for solving meaningful problems through dynamic and cohesive teamwork to make a difference to people’s lives and improve health outcomes for children.
This is an opportunity to ignite students to get involved with digital or med-tech companies and provide them with a flavour of the future of med/digital-tech landscape which is rapidly becoming patient/consumer – centric.
AutiSense Pty Ltd is an early stage digital health start-up providing preventative healthcare and literacy through integrated screening tools, education and therapeutics via app-enabled platform.
Our vision is to improve dental health literacy and facilitate preventative actions through education, empowerment, communication and partnerships between end-users (parents & children) including practitioners leading to optimal oral & dental health outcomes for all children from the early years.
Our market is focused on digital m-health, early diagnostics and prevention.
Oral diseases are a significant public health problem. Dental (tooth) decay is the most common chronic child disease in the world. Delay in seeking early dental care is a major factor for poor oral health across the ages. Dental fear/anxiety can lead to dental avoidance as much as varying socio-economics or complexities of conditions or life. About 20-30% (600million) of the paediatric population worldwide experience dental fear/anxiety, and in Australia that’s 1.45 million children. Childhood hospital admissions due to dental decay cost the Australian economy $1.5B pa. There are 12,845 private dental businesses, generating 9.2bn in revenue pa.
Our area of development is a digital dental suite called the Dental Detective Check app – a fit for purpose comprehensive approach to better prevention, preparation and engagement of consumers with dental practitioners prior to dental visits.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Provide guidelines for integrating DjiNN & Tonic Suite with the Virtuoso platform
The iPREP team will be required to explore the application of DjiNN and Tonic Suite, which is an open-source tool for deep learning as a service, as it relates to our Virtuoso platform. DjiNN provides Deep Neural Networks (DNN) as a service and Tonic Suite is a suite of 7 applications that use the service. Tonic Suite includes image, speech, and natural language processing applications that use a common DNN backend as their machine learning component.
The iPREP team will explore how DjiNN and Tonic Suite can be utilised in relation to a new framework Cinglevue is developing for Virtuoso called Sense & Respond. The Sense & Respond framework provides structure and clarity to the collection and analysis of data, situating it as a key part of the educational lifecycle. It provides a basis for engaging all users in data-driven decision making to support ongoing improvements to teaching and learning and is supported by machine learning capabilities to provide contextualised predictions, classifications, and recommendations. In this way, Sense & Respond provides an integrated and whole-of-system framework for the ingestion, analysis, and application of data at the organisational level to enhance teaching and learning processes.
The iPREP team will examine the technical underpinnings of DjiNN and Tonic Suite and develop guidelines for integrating it with the Virtuoso data lake, taking into account the purpose and objectives of the Sense & Respond framework. Furthermore, the iPREP team will also identify a series of requirements outlining what needs to be in place (e.g. data, contextual factors, metadata, etc.) in order to utilise the capabilities of DjiNN and Tonic Suite throughout Virtuoso in accordance with a variety of use cases. Emphasis here will be on generalisability and extensibility in order to be able to accommodate both existing features within Virtuoso as well as those that may be implemented moving forward.
The expectation for this project would be for the iPREP team to develop a report encompassing all of the above based on engagement with the research literature and previous experience and expertise within the teaching and learning domain.
Cinglevue International is a medium-sized systems integrator providing specialist services and innovative solutions to businesses within the Early Years Learning to Higher Education space. We are a private, self-funded organisation with well-established products in the marketplace and have offices in Australia, the United States of America, and Sri Lanka.
Cinglevue is currently developing an enterprise learning and instructional support platform called Virtuoso; an end-to-end, data-driven solution emphasising the recognition of individual differences in support of targeted learning pathways and experiences for each student. Virtuoso utilises sophisticated data-driven capabilities to provide students, teachers, guardians, and administrators with the necessary tools and information to make informed decisions in order to further educational outcomes. These features are research-driven to ensure that the Virtuoso platform is able to meet the ever evolving needs of modern educational institutions based on a credible, authentic, and evidence-based foundation.
The iPREP students will be embedded at our Joondalup office and engage with members of our Research & Development and Business Analysis teams on a daily basis. This will familiarise students with the processes by which research can be used to inform the development of tangible software features. At the conclusion of their placement, the iPREP students should have an increased understanding as to their ability to commercialise research findings and work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Making Data Great Again
With the advent of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Landgate will seek to undertake an assessment of the DataWA portal and its functions in comparison to other jurisdictions and industries in order to develop a path forward in getting this data future-ready for emerging technologies.
Under the Western Australian Government’s Open Data Policy, Landgate is responsible for serving out data from a wide number of government agencies through its “DataWA” portal. Landgate currently facilitates around 1680 data sets and makes these available to other government agencies, industry, citizens, start-ups and academic/not for profit organisations.
Exposition to large volume of government data for analysis;
Greater understanding of cross-government data collaboration;
Developing a strategic plan to help a Western Australian government agency determine its next steps for data management in light of emerging technologies.
A strategic gap analysis of arts, culture, heritage, sport and recreational infrastructure within regional and or local government boundary.
DLGSC funds arts, cultural, heritage, sport and recreational infrastructure across all nine regions and the metropolitan area. Arts, culture and heritage services are provided by the statutory authorities i.e. State Library of WA, WA Museum and the Art Gallery of WA and local governments who principally own and operate regional arts and cultural infrastructure. A map that locates and describes all the available data regarding this infrastructure is currently not available.
The project requires students to produce a report that is a snapshot in time (2015-2018) and review the available data of DLGSC funded arts and cultural sporting and recreational infrastructure across the state.
To demonstrate an approach that could be scaled up to include state-wide data in the future, the focus of the gap analysis will be the identified creative hotspots of the City of Greater Geraldton; Shire of Broome; City of Busselton; the Albany Statistical Area 3 (SA3), which consists of the City of Albany, and the Shires of Denmark, Plantaganet, Cranbrook, Kojonup, Broomehill-Tambellup, Gnowangerup, Kent, Woodanilling and Jerramungup; and Fremantle SA3, which consists of the Town of East Fremantle and City of Fremantle. This information may also be used to inform the development of the WA Cultural Infrastructure Strategy.
Applying skills of spatial mapping, SWOT and data analysis, in a real-life stetting;
Developing a model and approach that can be scaled up;
Gaining an understanding of Government processes as they apply to a research project;
Gaining an understanding of the role researchers play outside of academia;
Developing industry networks.
Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) combines the Department of Culture and the Arts; Department of Local Government; Department of Sport and Recreation; Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor; Office of Multicultural Interests and the Aboriginal History Research Unit.
DLGSC Objectives are:
*To partner with local government to deliver good governance to community
*To Promote participation and achievement in sport, recreation, culture and the arts
*To support and grow the cultural industries
*To promote the benefits of cultural diversity and social inclusion
*To provide opportunities in the hospitality sector by reducing red tape on the liquor
and gambling industries
*To celebrate Aboriginal culture and preserve history and traditions
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