Winner – Engineers Australia Innovation Award

Philip Davies, from GeoReports, was named by Engineers Australia in the 2019 ‘Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers’  Roll of Honour.

Recognised in the ‘Building’ Category for founding the GeoReports online data sharing and reporting tool which allows users to search, manage and leverage high value geo-environmental datasets, Davies has delivered to the industry a platform with a growing database of nearly half a million data points, allowing users to easily access and exchange high value data at low cost.

Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers is an annual program run by create magazine, the publication of Engineers Australia. Now in its fourth year, the Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers listing seeks to recognise engineering innovation and raise the profile of the profession by showcasing the important role engineers play in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. Davies’ GeoReports platform has certainly achieved this.

“Engineering innovation plays a critical role in facilitating a bright future for our communities, our nation and the world,” said Peter Mclntyre, CEO of Engineers Australia. He later went on to say, “The judging panel of six of the country’s most esteemed engineers was overwhelmed by the high calibre of entrants, and we congratulate the winners on their selection.” Judge Claude D’Cruz FIEAust CPEng said the annual list shows Australia’s proud history of innovation across numerous different sectors and fields of practice. “The quality and calibre of entries was outstanding and the type of entries confirmed that we as engineers are striving to innovate in many different areas,” D’Cruz said.

This is the second award recognising the GeoReports digital engineering platform after also receiving the prestigious winner of the 2019 Beaton-/ Australian Financial Review Client-Choice Awards in the Start-up category.

After accepting Engineer’s Australia Award, Founder and Managing Director, Philip Davies, said “This valued award shines a bright light on the emerging possibilities and benefits that open and shared data brings to the engineering industry. There are compelling economic and social benefits by enabling exchange of geo-environmental data and it is great that the industry recognises this potential with this award.”

“Our vision is to be a trusted vehicle for convenient exchange of high value geo-environmental information for the benefit of data providers, data users, the environment and wider community.” Davies said. “This award is a great recognition and validation of the concept and the innovative work of our team to date.”