The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund are pleased to announce that the 2023 Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships have been awarded to Emma Cutting, Rebecca Scott and Laura Simmons.
The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships support the development of breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.
Supported by a 12-month Fellowship program, the Fellows will focus on initiatives that have the potential to radically shift approaches to the challenges facing Australia today:
• Emma Cutting: Melbourne Pollinator Corridor, an Australian-first wildlife corridor for pollinating insects, joining Royal Botanic Gardens to Westgate Park in Melbourne.
• Rebecca Scott: Eazilee, a knowledge sharing platform harnessing clinical and user expertise to guide the prescription of assistive technology for people living with a disability.
• Laura Simmons: Theratrak, a gamified app enabling allied health professionals to work collaboratively to prescribe, track and monitor custom home therapy programs, and increasing engagement by children and their carers outside of therapy sessions.
Co-Convenors of the Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowship Committee, which oversees the selection process for the annual Fellowships, Edwina Myer and Jonno Lindsay said: “The Fellowships offer recipients a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw their heart and mind into a project that could very well change Australia.”
“Each year, the applicant field grows stronger and more diverse, and we are delighted that Emma, Rebecca and Laura have been awarded Fellowships in 2023. We can’t wait to see what they achieve over the coming 12 months.”
A remarkable group of 30 Fellows have been supported by The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund since the program commenced in 2014.
More information about the 2023 Fellows can be found on the program page.