Where could the Janet Wood Innovation Award take you?

For winning the Janet Wood Innovation Award, Datesand has promised the winner a trip to any Life Sciences conference of their choice, anywhere in the world!

After winning the Award in 2018 with the highly popular Nombrero, Vanessa Jenkins chose to take a trip to Perth for the 2019 ANZLAA conference. Datesand covered all expenses for this trip, including flights, conference tickets and accommodation.



We are delighted to report that she had a wonderful time!

You can hear all about the adventure from Vanessa herself below…

“I had the most fantastic time at the ANZLAA 2019 conference in Perth. Having recently experienced compassion fatigue in my current role, this conference was exactly what I needed. I’m very thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started on some new projects. 



I’ve met some amazing people doing inspiring work, such as training rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. Not only that, it was fascinating to have other technicians and scientists across the world know the product I invented and speak highly of it. I also can’t fail to mention the amazing food and wine I’ve had the past couple days – especially at the main conference dinner at the Sandalford Winery!  


I’ve also been offered the opportunity to visit some more animal facilities and go fruit bat watching with my newly adopted Australian family from Tecniplast. 

Thank you so much Datesand for this once in a lifetime opportunity!!!!”

You can download an application pack now to start your journey.

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Datesand’s Australian distributor, Allied Scientific, also attended the 2019 ANZLAA conference. In conjunction with Vanessa’s trip, they had some Nombreros, along with a host of other Datesand products, to show off and allow visitors to ask the designer herself all they needed to know about the product.   

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