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AIIA Victorian iAwards showcase outstanding Australian innovation



Melbourne, Australia – 24 May 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, last night announced the Victorian iAwards winners for 2019. AIIA’s iAwards, now in its 26th year, is Australia’s leading awards and recognition program that brings homegrown digital innovations to the world stage.
 
At the gala event held last night at The RACV Club Ballroom in Melbourne, awards were presented in categories comprising Business Service Markets, Public Sector & Government, Students, Research & Development, Infrastructure & Platforms, Startup and Big Data.
 
AIIA CEO Ron Gauci said the innovation showcased by the 2019 finalists builds on the incredible success of last year’s iAwards, creating further momentum for the Australian technology sector.
 
"AIIA would like to congratulate the winners and merit recipients of the 2019 Victorian iAwards. 
 
"For 26 years the iAwards has recognised, celebrated and elevated those at the forefront of Australian digital innovation. This year, we’re once again proud to provide a platform for, and encouragement to people in our community who dedicate their time and energy to develop technological ideas that can make a real difference at home, in the office or on a global scale.
 
“We continue to be inspired by Australian innovators, whether they're in startups, the public sector, community services, primary school, academia, or private enterprise. The outstanding work of the 2019 finalists adds to the growing momentum in Australian innovation, which will create positive change for the community, and play an important part in shaping and growing Australia’s modern economy," he said.
 
“Every year the number of iAwards entries grows, highlighting the remarkable innovation that exists in Victoria, and the contribution it makes to the nation’s digital economy. We continue to be amazed by the creativity, ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Victorian community.”
 
Winners and merit recipients across all categories will go on to represent Victoria and compete at the National iAwards. National winners will be announced on 29 August 2019 at the prestigious AIIA 2019 iAwards Gala Dinner and Ceremony, held in Melbourne, which will be attended by startups, innovators, investors, business and community leaders, and federal and state politicians.
 
 
The Victorian iAwards winners and merit recipients are:
 
Undergraduate Tertiary Students:
  • Winner – Osiris, RMIT
  • Merit – Derivative Trading Through Legal Smart Contracts, RMIT University & Mining3
 
Community Service Markets:
  • Winner – Stentrode Brain-Machine-Interface, Synchron
  • Merit – Decision Support System for Bushfire Evacuation, CSIRO & EMV & DPC
  • Merit – Sunny, Tigerspike & 1800RESPECT (Medibank Health Solutions)
 
Consumer Markets:
  • Merit – The Wiggles: Fun Time with Faces, Weyo & Two Bulls
     
Business Service Markets:
  • Winner – Resident Manager, Telstra Health
  • Merit – MYOB Advisor, MYOB
  • Merit – Social Analytics for Neighbourhoods, Neighbourlytics
 
Public Sector & Government:
  • Winner – Building The Connected Site and The Hive, Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Merit – SafeScript: Real-Time Prescription Monitoring, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Merit – MyTAC: Claims Management Mobile App and Web Portal, Dialog Information Technology
 
Research & Development Project of the Year:
  • Winner – ChestPhan-4D: A Dynamic Phantom to Fight Cancer, INWENTECH
  • Merit – Decentralised Energy Management, carbonTRACK
  • Merit – Stentrode Brain-Machine-Interface, Synchron
  • Merit – Decision Support System for Bushfire Evacuation, CSIRO & EMV & DPC
 
Industrial & Primary Industries of the Year:
  • Winner – ChestPhan-4D: A Dynamic Phantom to Fight Cancer, INWENTECH
  • Merit – Decentralised Energy Management. carbonTRACK
  • Merit – Predictive Analytics for Water Pipe Maintenance, CSIRO's Data61, Western Water & University of Technology Sydney
 
Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year:
  • Winner – Building The Connected Site and The Hive, Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Merit – SafeScript: Real-Time Prescription Monitoring, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Merit – Decision Support System for Bushfire Evacuation, CSIRO & EMV & DPC
 
Startup of the Year:
  • Winner – Social Analytics for Neighbourhoods, Neighbourlytics
  • Merit – FLAIM Trainer, FLAIM Systems
  • Meri – SaaS Platform for IT Service Providers, glüh
 
Automation Technologies Innovation of the Year:
  • Winner - ChestPhan-4D: A Dynamic Phantom to Fight Cancer, INWENTECH
 
Data Insight of the Year:
  • Winner – GovMap, Dialog IT
 
 
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 2019 iAwards is proudly supported by National iAwards Program Partner and Inspiration iAward Sponsor, The Victorian Government, National Program Sponsors auDA, The University of Queensland and NBN Co, Major PitchFest Sponsor CSIRO’s Data 61 and Platinum table sponsors Ignite SA and UTS. The 2019 Victorian iAwards Bronze table sponsors include: Deloitte, Service Now and NBN Co.