Leah Heiss is no stranger to the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards (VPDA), as both a long-time judge and dual VPDA award recipient.
Health, MedTech & Pharmaceuticals
Medicinal cannabis flowers in Greater Shepparton
VIDEO: Greater Shepparton will soon be home to the lawful production and supply of this plant with therapeutic benefits.
Ultra Violette is building a female-led global beauty brand
Beauty aficionados and co-founders, Ava Matthews and Rebecca Jefferd, are on their way to building a global skinscreen brand.
Transforming breast cancer screening with artificial intelligence
Computers that can quickly and accurately identify cancer patterns have the potential to save lives and transform the breast screening process.
Australian lab operating in Timor-Leste a winner for animal health
In Timor-Leste, Agriculture Victoria is helping to safe-guard Australia from international biosecurity risks – and it’s already paying dividends.
Home is where the community is
The Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative is establishing an Elders' Living Village with the support of the Victorian Government.
Cracking the code on medicinal cannabis
In 2016, Victoria legalised the use of medicinal cannabis, and since then scientists have improved strains to produce better health products.
Strengthening care for children
A pioneer program in the Wimmera Southern Mallee sets the benchmark for the future of regional healthcare in Victoria.
Coming up smiles in the Latrobe Valley
A dental prosthetics lab in the Latrobe Valley is helping students start their careers as dental technicians, providing vital services to locals.
Keeping cows healthy with fitbit technology
Find out how a dairy farm is innovating in the Goulburn Valley to improve health and productivity.
Frontline chickens to enjoy a well-earned roost in retirement
Victoria’s sentinel chickens have been retired thanks to new testing and surveillance methods in detecting mosquito-borne viruses.
A harbourside home fit for a queen bee
The National Bee Pest Surveillance Program is an early warning system to detect new incursions of exotic bee pests and pest bees.
Clarke Street Pop-Up Park brings West Footscray community together
Clarke Street Pop-Up Park has helped West Footscray Neighbourhood House - and volunteers like Chuping Yu - to tackle social isolation.
A dairy journey from Ethiopia to Australia
For over two decades, Agriculture Victoria researcher Dr Mekonnen Haile-Mariam has helped improve the way the Australian dairy industry operates.
Geelong’s Care Essentials goes the distance
Care Essentials' commitment to health currently has Geelong on the international map as exports of their warming blanket continue to build.
Melbourne startup nails building industry digital transition
The days of the site office piled high with safety and compliance paperwork are over thanks to 1Breadcrumb’s innovative workplace platform.
Fighting the pandemic: Melbourne test breakthrough
Local researchers have created a finger prick test that can reveal your level of immunity and establish whether you may need a COVID-19 booster shot.
World-first eye imaging device wins Victorian Premier's Design Award
Cobalt Design in North Melbourne has taken out the Victorian Premier’s Design Award’s top honour for a revolutionary eye testing machine.