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Anthill Magazine’s SMART 100 (2009)


Anthill Magazine teamed up with market research firm Colmar Brunton and 1,600 ‘mavens’ to identify 100 of Australia’s most promising product innovations. Introducing… the inaugural Smart 100.

The Process:

  • 6 months
  • 861 nominations
  • 1,600 maven judges
  • 100 winners

Why the Smart 100?

The word ‘innovation’ means many things to many people. In fact, it’s becoming so over-used it’s in danger of losing its meaning… and relevance. This would be a sad outcome, indeed.

For the past six years, Anthill Magazine has championed all things innovative.

This is because, quite simply, new ideas form the foundation of new products, new services and new industries. It’s not rocket science. New ideas are what make a company, or country, commercially competitive.

Now that the global economic woes have firmly grabbed our collective national hip-pocket, this simple observation has never been truer.

Longer term stability isn’t the result of large corporate bail-outs. Nor does it come from stimulus packages. While both these measures can stave off the icy fingers of an economic downturn, neither position a nation for long-term prosperity.

That’s why, in late 2008, we decided to practice what we preach (at least, more so than usual) and develop an awards program that would, hopefully, be as innovative as the companies and products we write about.

We partnered with global market research leader Colmar Brunton to rank Australia’s top 100 most innovative products, as nominated by our readers, and, in doing so, created a new way of ranking innovation, away from the usual academic puffery, in sync with the commercial considerations of real people – our mavens.

Bring on the Smart100!

James Tuckerman
Anthill Magazine


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