A Milestone in Australian Innovation
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the leading representative body for the nation’s innovation technology sector, has unveiled the winners of the 2023 National iAwards. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the iAwards serve as Australia’s premier platform for recognizing, celebrating, and elevating the country’s most outstanding technological innovations.
AIIA CEO, Simon Bush, expressed his enthusiasm: “We are incredibly proud to celebrate the 30th annual National iAwards this year. We saw a tremendous number of entrants, with the most submitted in the last five years and of an incredibly high calibre. This has certainly put the judges through their paces.”
A Night to Remember
The awards ceremony, which took place on August 31st at a sold-out SkyCity in Adelaide, followed the highly successful format of the 2022 iAwards. Entrants were required to submit a three-minute pitch along with their applications, showcasing the myriad ways in which businesses, government departments, startups, and non-profits are adopting and advancing innovative digital technologies.
“Our congratulations to the winners of this year’s National iAwards, who have showcased the innovative possibilities technology offers us all. All entrants deserve recognition for their hard work and brilliant ideas. We want to thank them for their continued commitment to furthering Australia’s capability in innovation technology,” added Bush.
Distinguished Guests and Acknowledgments
The ceremony was graced by the presence of the Hon Blair Boyer, South Australian Minister for Education, Training and Skills, and the Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science.
Mr. Bush stated, “It was a privilege to have the Hon Blair Boyer, South Australian Minister for Education, Training and Skills, join us for the National iAwards Ceremony. Our thanks also to the Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, who delivered a fantastic speech to our 400 attendees. The AIIA thanks both esteemed guests and the South Australian government for supporting digital technologies that help lead Australia’s future.”
The Winners Take It All
The 2023 National iAwards were presented across seven diverse categories, highlighting the expansive reach of innovation and technology in Australia. The winners in each category are as follows:
- Government & Public Sector Solution of the Year: Next Generation AI-powered Road Condition Monitoring Solution by Swinburne University
- Student & Education Solution of the Year: Project Echo by Deakin University
- Start-Up of the Year: Smart AIConnect AI Framework by SmartAIConnect
- Business & Industry Solutions of the Year: Digital Pathology System by Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology/UQ
- Technology Platform Solution of the Year: Joint Action Solutions by Etiscope
- Sustainability & Environmental solution: XIoT Health Tag for Livestock Health & Wellbeing by Xsights Digital Pty Ltd
- Not-For-Profit/Community solution: Braintrack App by Dementia Australia
- Diversity Award: KJR
- Chief Judge Innovation Award: Vantari VR Flight Simulator for Healthcare by Vantari VR
- Inspiration Award: Live Streamed Incursions by Inform & Empower
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A Community of Support
The iAwards were made possible through the support of various sponsors, including the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, DTA, CDC, SRA Information Technology, DataDriven, WAVIA, Australian Super, Accenture, and DELL Technologies.
The AIIA extends its heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors for their unwavering commitment to nurturing Australia’s burgeoning tech sector.
The AIIA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering Australia’s future social and economic prosperity through technological innovation.
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