Danne Ericson-Wirth from Noosa Dog Cakes, Christopher Tylor of Fireball International and Oggy's Scooters youngest member Ruby Ogg are part of the teams behind noteworthy Coast innovations.
Danne Ericson-Wirth from Noosa Dog Cakes, Christopher Tylor of Fireball International and Oggy's Scooters youngest member Ruby Ogg are part of the teams behind noteworthy Coast innovations.

Coast innovators ignite brighter future with top ideas

Sunshine Coasters are a smart bunch.

Residents thinking outside the box have created many life-changing innovations.

From potentially lifesaving fire technology to a "classier" toilet experience, here are some of the Coast's biggest innovations for 2021.

 

World-first tech to make milk last 60 days

Milk that stays fresh for 60 days may soon be a reality. Charlie Kidman, 7, Elizabeth Kidman, 4 and Lydia Oliver, 4. Picture: Megan Slade.
Milk that stays fresh for 60 days may soon be a reality. Charlie Kidman, 7, Elizabeth Kidman, 4 and Lydia Oliver, 4. Picture: Megan Slade.

A Sunshine Coast manufacturer is in the final stages of finetuning world-first technology to keep milk fresher for longer.

Milk that stays fresh for 60 days will soon be a reality thanks to food-technology company Naturo.

The company has produced trial batches of the long-life, fresh milk at its manufacturing plant in Coolum and is on track to finalise accreditation to sell domestically by late February.

Read the full story here.

 

New fire technology detects blaze 10kms away in seconds

Christopher Tylor of Fireball International with the satellite-linked fire-detecting camera installed at Peregian.
Christopher Tylor of Fireball International with the satellite-linked fire-detecting camera installed at Peregian.

The Sunshine Coast may be less impacted by devastating fires in the future thanks to fire detection systems from Coast company Fireball International.

The Peregian company has already begun rolling out the potentially lifesaving systems globally.

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Teens keep watch on debilitating disease

Chancellor State College Year 12 students Ella Berglas, Ioana Oprescu and Tahlia Harris with Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson and Chancellor State College teacher May Boisen.
Chancellor State College Year 12 students Ella Berglas, Ioana Oprescu and Tahlia Harris with Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson and Chancellor State College teacher May Boisen.

At just 15, these schoolgirls gained international exposure with the creation of a smart watch for people with Parkinson's disease.

Ioana Oprescu and Tahlia Harris from Chancellor State College have gone on to win awards for their inventions.

The girls are now passing on their knowledge by hosting workshops on the Coast.

Read the full story here.

 

New Coast business scoots in to fill hole in the market

Sunshine Coast's only ride-share scooter hire business Oggy's Scooters rolls into town. Picture with their youngest member Ruby Ogg.
Sunshine Coast's only ride-share scooter hire business Oggy's Scooters rolls into town. Picture with their youngest member Ruby Ogg.

A family's philosophy to "do something about your problems or shut up" has led to an exciting new ride-share business on the Coast.

Oggy Electrical Scooters launched on January 2, with six hubs and 25 scooters from Mooloolaba to Maroochydore.

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Frozen treats for all ages set to tantalise tastebuds

Frozen Sunshine has launched a new range of “blocktails” which include a lemon ginboocha cocktail.
Frozen Sunshine has launched a new range of “blocktails” which include a lemon ginboocha cocktail.

A Sunshine Coast summer is not complete without ice blocks and cocktails.

A forward thinking Coast company has married the two to create the "blocktail".

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Gender reveals a piece of cake for Noosa dog business

Dance Ericson-Wirth runs Noosa Dog Cakes with her dog Ray. They have developed a wide range of oven baked celebratory cakes and treats. Picture: Patrick Woods.
Dance Ericson-Wirth runs Noosa Dog Cakes with her dog Ray. They have developed a wide range of oven baked celebratory cakes and treats. Picture: Patrick Woods.

Noosa Dog Cakes owner Danne Ericson-Wirth, 42, has revealed the weird and wacky occasions she caters for, including making canine cakes for gender reveal parties.

Read the full story here.

 

Classy loos put end to brides' toilet ordeals

Classy Loos provide brides and their guests with a toilet they don't avoid using.
Classy Loos provide brides and their guests with a toilet they don't avoid using.

After watching a bride and bridesmaids struggle to use a portaloo a Coast man set out to create a classier bathroom option and is now overwhelmed with bookings.

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