From robotic bricklaying systems to remote telehealth care, an impressive array of Australian technological innovation was on show at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National iAwards Gala last night in Melbourne.
Following on from our success at the Regional Tasmanian iAwards in June, The Yield was delighted to take home two awards on the national stage. These were Startup of the Year and Big Data & Machine Learning Innovation of the Year.
A total of 15 winners were recognised across four major categories including Special Recognition, Vertical Markets, Technology Infrastructure and Students. The winners were chosen from the pool of finalists which included winners from each state.
The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO delivered a keynote address at the awards ceremony, during which he said Australia’s technology companies and innovators are one of Australia’s key competitive advantages in securing our position on the global stage.
“From quantum computing through to machine learning and on to health, there are few sectors where we don’t shine,” said Minister Sinodinos. “It is because of this we must showcase them at every opportunity and recognise the important contribution they make.
I congratulate all winners in this year’s iAwards who are helping to shape Australia’s future industries.”