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2019 Myer Innovation Fellows Announced

April 8th, 2019

2019 Myer Innovation Fellows Announced

The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund are pleased to announce the 2019 Myer Innovation Fellows – Thomas King, Jo Kelly and Namunu Maddage. The Myer Innovation Fellowships support the development of breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and brings new talent to the social sector.

Fellows take 12 months away from their current role to pursue projects that have the capacity to radically shift our approaches to the challenges facing the social and environmental sectors in Australia today.

Co-convenors of the Myer Innovation Committee, Anna Foley and Jon Myer said, “This is a program that provides recipients with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw their heart and mind into a project that could very well change the Australian social or environmental sectors. Each year, the applicant field grows stronger and stronger and we can’t wait to see what this year’s Fellows achieve over the coming 12 months.”

Namunu Maddage is creating a clinically validated app that detects individuals who suffer from clinical depression by analysing their natural speech, Jo Kelly is building a world class seaweed industry in Australia to regenerate oceans, and Thomas King is aiming to accelerate adoption of plant-based and cell-based meat.

More information about the 2019 Fellows can be found on the program webpage.

Homepage image: 2019 Myer Innovation Fellow, Jo Kelly. 

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