SensaWeb joins week-long Tropical Innovation Festival

Australian innovation starts from a point of caring and simplicity. Aussies are blessed with a beautiful environment to innovate in. SensaWeb founders Simon and Darren engaged with health and environment innovation leaders at the Tropical Innovation Festival in Cairns. 

The week-long festival featured over 50 events, 60 speakers, and the world’s first conference on the world-heritage Great Barrier Reef.  There couldn’t be a better place to innovate and scuba dive!

Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Tropical Innovation Festival is a week-long event that celebrates innovation through inspiring keynotes and learning events from global entrepreneurs, CEOs, government leaders, investors, visionaries, and subject matter experts.

This festival is held during the warm winter months in Cairns, mostly at the Novotel Oasis Cairns. But the highlight of this is boarding the Evolution reef boat to the Great Barrier Reef where everyone gets to listen and learn from a range of business people. 

This unconventional approach offers unique connections, according to Event Manager Kate Montgomery. Entrepreneurs on the reef–the concept was mixing education with the experience. 

“We’ve found that some of the best experiences at conferences come from the more relaxed moments,” says Kate. “That’s when you develop those really great connections, because you’ve had fun and shared an experience with somebody.”

The event featured high-calibre guests and world-class speakers including Cathie Reid, a self-made billionaire from the Icon Group; Glen Richard of former Shark Tank fame; and Dr. Sarah Pearson, the DDG of Innovate Queensland.

SensaWeb Contributes to Australian Innovation

SensaWeb, a start-up that developed a global-first radiation monitoring system, shared its innovative technology at the festival. Along with other entrepreneurs, CEO Simon Turner presented at the first day of the conference.

Radiation is all around us—both natural and man-made, and SensaWeb aims to help the Australian community by providing solutions to radiation exposure, especially in the industries of health care and mining. 

Over 10 years ago, Simon Turner was decommissioning a nuclear reactor and found out that the radiation monitoring units in the area weren’t working, risking the safety of the staff. Together with Darren Oliver, co-founder and CTO, Turner developed SensaWeb which provides radiation data in real time using custom-built sensors and a data analytics platform. 

SensaWeb’s Community Engagement

Aside from the Tropical Innovation Festival, the start-up has been involved in several community engagements and has been recognized by key organisations. 

In 2019, SensaWeb was awarded the IoT Innovation Award from IoT Alliance Australia, the country’s peak industry body representing over 500 organisations nationwide. 

SensaWeb also received the  Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas grant. The Ignite Ideas Fund supports start-ups based in Queensland, with products or services that are at the minimum viable product stage or beyond.

Radiation Monitoring Services

SensaWeb simplifies and improves any business operation. 

Our radiation monitoring devices help businesses in hazard-specific locations operate safely and smoothly. The monitoring and reporting system includes text and email notifications, automated reporting, GPS tracking, and yearly calibration. Through automation, regulation compliance becomes easier even with reduced administration. This increases your staff’s assurance of their safety, also improving the overall productivity. 

Need area radiation monitors for your company? Perhaps a personal radiation monitoring device? SensaWeb got you covered. With our devices, you can easily detect and interdict nuclear and radioactive materials.

Send us a message through or our email address: You can also call us at +61 415 409 467. 

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