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AIIA ACT iAwards winners showcase Australian innovation



Canberra, Australia – 1 June 2017 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, has today announced the iAwards winners in ACT for 2017. AIIA’s iAwards is Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

Finalists have been announced in three core categories – Consumer Markets, Business Services and Public Sector & Government. These winners have also been successfully recognised for additional contributions – as startup of the year, research & development project of the year, and as outstanding infrastructure and platform innovations.

Winners and merit recipients across all categories progress to represent the Australian Capital Territory at the National iAwards in Melbourne. National winners will be announced on 30 August 2017 at the prestigious AIIA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, being attended by startups, innovators, investors, business and community leaders and federal and state politicians.

Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and the Hon. Philip Dalidakis MLC, Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, will make presentations on the evening.

 “Here in the ACT we want to see technological innovation continue to make Canberra one of the world's most liveable cities and a hot bed for entrepreneurship in Australia,” said Greg Boorer, Chair of the AIIA Federal & ACT Council.

“Canberra enjoys many advantages thanks to its unique city/state political status combined with proximity to Government and some of the most skilled and experienced technology workers in Australia. These advantages will be further strengthened by the quality of the innovations that will be showcased as part of the 2017 Digital Canberra iAwards.”

The ACT 2017 state iAwards winners and merit recipients are:

Business Services:
  • Cogito Group – Jellyfish (Winner)
  • SponServe – SponServe (Winner)
Public Sector & Government:
  • Vault Systems - Certified Government Cloud (Winner)
  • Australian Electoral Commission – The Senate Scanning Solution (Merit)
Consumer Markets:
  • Data61 - Vision Processing for the Bionic Eye (Winner)
Student:
  • Kidtechnic – The Mass Platform [Senior Students] (Winner)
Cross Categories:
  • Data61 - Vision Processing for the Bionic Eye [Research & Development Project of the Year] (Winner)
  • Vault Systems – Certified Government Cloud [Infrastructure & Platform Innovations of the Year] (Winner)
  • Cogito Group – Jellyfish [Infrastructure & Platform Innovations of the Year] (Merit)
  • SponServe – SponServe [Startup of the Year] (Winner)
 
Now in its 23rd year, AIIA’s iAwards program is a critical platform demonstrating the impact that its members and the broader technology sector are driving to improve Australia’s social and economic prosperity. In the age of the ‘ideas boom’, the impact of the technology sector that AIIA represents is more crucial to Australia’s future than ever before.

The 2017 iAwards are proudly supported by Major National iAwards Partner the Victorian Government, National Program Sponsors Informed Solutions, NDIA, AuDA, National Student and State Student Sponsor, WiseTech Global and National Category Sponsor KPMG.
 
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About the AIIA’s iAwards
AIIA’s iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the Digital Economy. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. http://www.iawards.com.au/
 
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About the AIIA
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information.

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