News and programs News Prof Peter Seligman receives inaugural Bionics Institute award Congratulations to Prof Peter Seligman, for being awarded the 2018 “Bionics Institute Award for Excellence in Medical Device Innovation”. The award was announced and presented on 4 July at the Graeme Clark Oration, held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. We are very proud of Prof Seligman (now Mentor-in-residence at The Bionics Institute) who received this award for his significant contribution to the development of Cochlear Implants. In particular his innovations in developing speech processor miniaturisation and portability including the development of custom chips to implement new speech processing strategies. These inventions and innovations have enabled cochlear implants to become even more effective and also to be available to a wider number of people. The award also recognizes the significant input and mentorship he has provided to the Australian medical device development community. He has worked in the field for over 30 years initially at the University of Melbourne and from 1983 to 2009 at Cochlear Limited and continues to be involved in the Bionics Institute’s development of medical devices to assist in the management of epilepsy, to improve vision and to treat gut inflammation. Please click here to watch the video of Prof Seligman explaining his achievements. You can also see Prof Seligman accepting his award here.