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  • 7 June 2018 11:02

AIIA Tasmania iAwards showcase excellence in Australian innovation

Hobart, Australia – 1 June 2018 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, has today announced the Tasmania iAwards winners for 2018. AIIA’s iAwards, now celebrating 25 years, is Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

Hobart, Australia – 1 June 2018 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, has today announced the Tasmania iAwards winners for 2018. AIIA’s iAwards, now celebrating 25 years, is Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

At a gala event held last night at Hobart’s Wrest Point Hotel, awards were presented in categories comprising Business Service Markets, Consumer Markets, Public Sector & Government, Students, Research & Development, Infrastructure & Platforms and Big Data.

Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, AIIA, said the 2018 finalists added to the iAwards’ legacy of recognising the important work being done in Australian innovation.

"AIIA would like to congratulate the winners and merit recipients of the 2018 AIIA Tasmania iAwards.

"Each year the iAwards publicly recognise the exceptional achievements of those at the forefront of Australian innovation, and the projects shaping our modern economy. We're proud to provide a platform for, and encouragement to people prepared to bring an idea to life, enabled by technology. Whether they're in startups, the public sector, community services, academia, or private enterprise, small and large, the work of the finalists is an inspiration to us all," he said.

Winners and merit recipients across all categories will go on to represent Tasmania and compete at the National iAwards. National winners will be announced on 30 August 2018 at the prestigious AIIA 2018 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 Tasmania 2018 state iAwards winners and merit recipients are:

Business Service Markets: ● Sproutr – Sproutr (Winner) ● Ionata Digital & University of Tasmania – Tourism Tracer (Merit recipient)

Consumer Markets: ● Ionata Digital & University of Tasmania – Tourism Tracer (Winner)

Public Sector & Government: ● Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies & Condense – Seamap Australia (Winner)

Senior Students: ● Rosny College & Launceston College – Age Care Watch (Winner)

Undergraduate Tertiary Students: ● University of Tasmania – SpiderHouse (Winner)

Research & Development Project of the Year: ● Ionata Digital & University of Tasmania – Tourism Tracer (Winner)

Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year: ● Ionata Digital & University of Tasmania – Tourism Tracer (Winner)

Big Data Innovation of the Year: ● Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies & Condense – Seamap Australia (Winner)

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 2018 iAwards is proudly supported by Major National iAwards Partner Victorian Government, National Program Sponsors Informed Solutions and AuDA, and Major PitchFest Sponsor CSIRO’s Data 61.

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