Best of Victorian innovation recognised at AIIA State iAwards 2016

Best of Victorian innovation recognised at AIIA State iAwards 2016

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016

Melbourne, Victoria – 30 June 2016 – The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has today announced the iAwards state winners and merit recipients in Victoria for 2016. The iAwards are Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

Entrants competed in five base award categories across Business Services, Community Services, Consumer, Industrial & Primary Services, and Public Sector & Government as well as Student Categories and Cross Categories. Winners and merit recipients across all categories will go on to represent their state and compete at the National iAwards in Melbourne, with the national winners announced on 1 September 2016 at the prestigious AIIA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, attended by over 900 guests.

In Victoria, the AIIA also awarded the Victorian Premier's iAward for Public Sector Innovation, of which the winner was chosen by a panel of iAwards Category Judges in conjunction with Victorian government representatives.

The Hon. Phillip Dalidakis MLC, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, said, “Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s iAwards. This important program and the variety of winners shows the vital role the tech industry plays in driving productivity across our industries.”

The Victorian 2016 state iAwards winners and merit recipients are:

  • Business Services:
    • Urbanise.com Limited – Urbanise – the software transforming building operations (Winner)
    • CSIRO and Kingston City Council – ASPIRE (Merit)
    • iCareHealth – MedMobile (Merit)
  • Community Services:
    • HealthKit – HealthKit (Winner)
    • Infoxchange – Ask Izzy: The A to Z of homeless help (Merit)
  • Consumer:
    • Surefire Systems – The Surefire Transaction Platform (Winner)
    • Nuguy Nominees Pty Ltd t/as SKY NANNY – SKY NANNY (Merit)
  • Industrial & Primary Services:
    • AgriWebb – The AgriWebb NoteBook and SaleYard (Winner)
  • Public Sector & Government:
    • DEDJTR – MAX dynamic case management (Winner)
    • Dialog Information Technology – FireReady (Merit)
  • Student:
    • Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology – Activity Recognition in Sports Performance [Undergraduate Tertiary Student] (Winner)
  • Cross Categories:
    • Zendesk – Zendesk Satisfaction Prediction [Big Data Innovation of the Year] (Winner)
    • StarRez – StarRez Housing, Conduct and Conference Software [Export of the Year] (Winner)
    • Urbanise.com Limited – Urbanise – the software transforming building operations[Infrastructure & Platform Innovations of the Year] (Winner)
    • iCareHealth – MedMobile [Mobility Innovation of the Year] (Winner)
    • La Trobe University - OTARC & Salesforce – ASDetect [Research & Development Project of the Year] (Winner)
    • AgriWebb – The AgriWebb NoteBook and SaleYard [Startup of the Year] (Winner)
  • Victorian Premier's iAward for Public Sector Innovation:
    • Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria – SmartSafe+ App: an interactive online safety diary (Winner)

“The calibre of entrants for this year’s awards has been astounding,” said Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, AIIA. “It’s rare to see a student innovation compete with a government or a large corporate innovation, and this is what makes the iAwards particularly exciting. All innovators are potential winners – regardless of origin, size, scale, industry or social focus.”

The iAwards is a chance for students, researchers, governments, SMEs and large businesses to showcase their innovative ideas and projects to the nation and be recognised and rewarded for having the potential to, or already having a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale.

The 2016 iAwards, which traditionally honour organisations, researchers and students at the cutting edge of technology innovation, had over 600 entries – an almost doubling on last year’s awards – half of which were from ‘non-ICT’ companies. Interestingly, 36 per cent of overall award entries were from companies with more than 1,000 employees, 31 per cent of overall award entries came from one or more government-owned entities and of these, over 20 per cent were joint award entries from private and public sector organisations.

AIIA’s iAwards program is now in its 22nd year. The AIIA believes this is a critical platform to demonstrate 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.

Victorian Government is the host partner for the national iAwards, the National Program sponsors are Pym’s Technology Lawyers and Informed Solutions and category sponsors are NDIA and KPMG.

The Victorian iAwards 2016 is sponsored by Intech Credit Union. The Victorian Premier's iAward for Public Sector Innovation is sponsored by the Victorian Government.


About 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/

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem.

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