The 3-time award winning STA logger
A message from TerraLab Director, Harley Schinagl on the award recognition we recieved in 2022.
“I am thrilled to announce that TerraLab was recognised at the national scale by winning the overall award through the Innovate with NBN Program for our groundbreaking product, the STA logger. The STA logger is a hardware and software solution that accurately logs data, work, statistics, produces maps, and helps landowners manage their land more efficiently.
We are proud to be the Agriculture category winner and the overall Innovate with NBN Champion. Our team is working hard to ensure that our technology can benefit land managers all over the world, providing them with a type of data on weed control that has previously been absent, manually created, or of poor accuracy and quality.
Controlling weeds is only one part of the equation. Most land managers, whether involved in forestry, conservation, or carbon offsetting, are also planting trees. Our hardware is multi-use and our platform is dynamic so we wanted to encapsulate site restoration activities such as planting too. We are progressing plans so that existing users can utilise the same STA logger hardware on tree planting tools too, so they can record the location of every tree planted – something not done often. While this data on tree location is powerful enough on its own, we also hope that follow-up maintenance – where weeds are controlled near the tree to help it survive – that uses the STA logger will highlight where trees have not survived and infill planting may be required.
But the Innovate with nbn Grant Program was not the only award TerraLab won in 2022. Before this, we also won the Bass Coast Business Award prize for Innovation. This recognition was particularly meaningful to us because it highlighted our commitment to making a difference in our local community. TerraLab is based in San Remo, a small town in Victoria, and we are passionate about supporting our fellow local businesses and residents.
The Bass Coast Business Awards are an annual event that recognise businesses in the Bass Coast Shire that have demonstrated excellence in their fields. We were honoured to be recognised for our innovative approach to land and weed management, and we hope that our success will inspire other local businesses to embrace innovation and explore new ways to serve their customers.
At TerraLab, we are dedicated to creating solutions that make a positive impact on the world. We believe that innovation is the key to solving many of the challenges facing our planet, and we are committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the fields of land and weed management. We are incredibly grateful to the Innovate with NBN Grant Program and the Bass Coast Business Awards for recognising our work and helping us to continue our mission.”
For more information, see the media release here.