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Corematic founder to speak at Hinkler Innovation Series

Bundaberg-born Scott Hansen will speak at the Hinkler Innovation Series about his engineering career and the success of Corematic

Scott Hansen is a Bundaberg success story and now the mechatronic engineer is sharing his insight at the Hinkler Innovation Series.

Co-founder of Corematic Engineering, Scott has extensive experience in the manufacturing, agricultural, waste management and construction industries.

During his career, he has developed a number of industry leading technologies for pedestrian detection, worker safety and mobile asset monitoring solutions for use in the mobile industry.

He’s just one of the inspiring speakers for the business breakfast event which will be held from 6.45 am to 9 am on Thursday 3 December.

Scott grew up in the Bundaberg Region and it was where he secured his first engineering position at Superior Pak.

While he has gone on to deliver projects throughout Australia and New Zealand, he still maintains strong ties to the region.

“My opinion is that Bundaberg is an innovative region – I do truly believe that,” Scott said.

“I’ve worked with people from all over Australia and New Zealand but Bundaberg just has a different approach.

“I think the types of minds and the way they approach problems is different.

“We’re problem solvers and innovators.”

Corematic, which Scott founded alongside Jonathan Legault, is a vendor agnostic that finds innovative solutions to integrating systems for a customised solution.

“We try to find products that are already available based off these systems rather than having to build something completely new.”

He said what that delivers is fast rapid solutions for industries including agriculture, manufacturing, construction and biopharmacy.

While Corematic has customers across the country and overseas, Scott said he had kept an office in the Bundaberg region to support the local community.

“We want to be close to our customers, be there to support them.

“We work predominately with agriculture in the region.”

He was also pleased to be sharing his message with a local audience.

“It’s nice to be in my hometown and to be able to bring value to the region.

“The region’s given a lot to me over the years so it’s nice to be able to give something back.”

He’s going to share his experiences with guests at the Hinkler Innovation Series.

“A lot of people look at technology and look at what we’re trying to do and think ‘wow that’s too complex’.

“It’s not expensive and it’s not hard … it’s about optimisation, [being] more efficient and more accurate.”

Hinkler Innovation Series event speakers include:

Sarah Nolet [via teleconference] – CEO and Founder of AgThentic
Dr. Nancy Schellhorn – CEO and Co-Founder of RapidAIM and former Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO
Associate Professor Ben Lyons –Founding Director of Rural Economies Centre of Excellence

In addition, the series will celebrate this year’s winner of the prestigious Hinkler Innovation Award and will recognise the first ever recipient of the inaugural Junior Hinkler Innovation Award.

Mayor Jack Dempsey will also provide a year-end update on the Bundaberg Region’s economy.

Ticket sales for the Hinkler Innovation Series close on 25 November and are available online.

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