iAwards connect and shine light on Australia's leading innovators

Published: 31 August 2017

ICT Tech Sector Development Director Kathy Coultas presenting the Victorian Government Inspiration of the Year AwardLast night the spotlight was on Australia's leading digital technology innovators at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National iAwards Gala.

The National iAwards are one of 130 events being held during Victoria's Digital Innovation Festival (23 August – 6 September), with the Victorian Government being a major partner.

Known as DIF, the Festival is showcasing the state's vibrant tech ecosystem and celebrating the entrepreneurs, business, students and researchers that create the "Victorian Difference" and make Melbourne Australia's Top Tech City.

Seven Victorian organisations received recognition for their commitment to driving new partnerships and solutions across the economy from health to transport, medical treatment to infrastructure and recruitment.

In the above photo: ICT Tech Sector Development Director Kathy Coultas presenting the Public Sector and Government Award

2017 National iAwards - Victorian Winners

Business Services
Entry: LiveHire

Consumer Markets
Entry: BajaBoard

Undergraduate Tertiary Students
Entry: VICHyper Hyperloop Team
Organisation: RMIT University

2017 National iAwards - Victorian Commendations of Merit

Industrial & Primary Industries
Entry: Smart-r-Tag
Organisations: SensaData and La Trobe University's Centre for Technology Infusion

Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year
Entry: HMR Referrals
Organisation: Conduct, HMR Referrals

Mobility Innovation of the Year
Entry: Smileyscope

Public Sector & Government Markets
Entry: SenSIGN – Automated Asset Mapping Solution
Organisation: SenSen Networks Pty Ltd

The 2017 National iAward winners will continue on to the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA), held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 6-9 December 2017. 

For a full list of National iAwards winners and Commendations of Merit visit the iAwards website.