gemaker wins NSW Telstra Micro Business Award

On Tuesday night at the Telstra Business Awards gala dinner gemaker – a unique Australian business that focuses on taking new technologies to market – was named winner of the Micro-Business category for NSW.

gemaker’s Managing Director and founder, Natalie Chapman was thrilled by the honour, saying the award will be a game changer for the business.“We may be a micro business, but we definitely pack a macro punch, and we love what we do: we help Australia’s smartest researchers and inventors to take their innovations to global markets and create the next generation of industries, for the benefit of all Australians,” she said as she accepted the prestigious award.“I want to thank the wider gemaker team for supporting our big business vision with tremendous energy and skill, by applying their expertise in market research, IP, research-industry engagement, funding strategy, and marketing communications.

“We work with many of Australia’s universities and other public and private research organisations whose innovation is world-class, with potential for huge positive impact in the real world.  gemaker bridges the gaps between research and industry, and between innovation and commercialisation,” she said.

By promoting technology transfer from the lab into the world of commerce, gemaker helps create and grow Australian industries and jobs, as well as enhancing the lives of all Australians with new and improved products and services.

Chapman said the Telstra Business Award represents business excellence in Australia and the win is a great acknowledgment of all the staff whose tireless innovation and grit have helped to grow gemaker over the past five years.

“We hope that any recognition from this honour will shine a light on the work we do which is of national importance – helping researchers, start-ups and innovative organisations bring innovative products and services to market,” she said.

“At gemaker we believe in supporting the health of our ecosystem, not just our company. We hope that this opportunity will boost our ability to continue giving back to our community. We believe an ethical approach to business should include investing heavily in our core values which, for gemaker, include supporting women in STEM, young STEM entrepreneurship, and flexible work for work-life balance for our team,” Chapman concluded.

The Telstra Business Awards are Australia’s premier business award program. They recognise and reward the innovation of Australia’s most outstanding small and medium businesses.

The gemaker team would like to say thank you to all of our inspiring customers, our awesome collaborators, partners, contractors, suppliers and mentors, and our family and friends… We could not have done it without you!