ICT Innovators take centre stage at INCITE Awards

  • Awards celebrate the best of WA’s ICT talent, technologies and innovation
  • McGowan Government praises the level of commitment and contributions by innovators at the awards
  • State winners to receive exposure through national awards programs
  • Western Australia’s top innovators have been recognised, as part of the annual WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) INCITE Awards.

    Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson praised the wide range of outstanding contributions by individuals and organisations at the awards – with accomplishments in the fields of health, education, energy, banking, quantum computing, wireless networks and drone technologies.

    Social impact was a particular highlight, with Neurotologix receiving an award for their innovative, affordable IoT device called ROMI, which has the potential to revolutionise how dizziness and vertigo are diagnosed, via a remote patient monitoring system.

    Marble Bar Primary School, Department of Education Western Australia won the Innovating Government Award for their Marble Bar Virtual Worlds – a collaboration with Elders and Airborne IT – to create a first of its kind virtual reality gallery, showcasing Nyamal Culture to local and international audiences.

    The Research & Innovation Project of the Year award winners, Dr Brennen Mills and Jessica Watson of Edith Cowan University, were recognised for Sideffect Gameplan, a freely available, online, student-centred, curriculum-informed, harm minimisation and education resource – designed to increase young people’s ability to make safe decisions in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

    The WAITTA INCITE Awards provide pathways to national awards programs, affording further opportunities to showcase WA innovation.

    The Office of Digital Government is a major partner of the WAITTA INCITE Awards.

    For more information about the INCITE Award finalists and winners, visit https://inciteawards.org.au/winners-of-the-31st-incite-awards-announced

    As stated by Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson:

    “Western Australia is a recognised world leader in advanced automation, supercomputing, and remote operations technology.

    “The WAITTA INCITE Awards have helped solidify Western Australia’s reputation for producing ingenious, innovative solutions – and I congratulate all the finalists and winners on their achievements.

    “A recent report by The Tech Council found that the technology industry in WA is currently supporting 57,000 jobs, and generating around $11 billion in output a year – which highlights the incredible amount of local talent that is emerging.

    “The McGowan Government is committed to supporting this dynamic growth in the technology sector, and making it easier for these small businesses and start-ups to develop and commercialise their ICT innovations.

    “The impressive innovations we’ve seen at the WAITTA INCITE Awards demonstrate that fostering ingenuity in ICT creates new opportunities, and will be a key driver for future jobs and growth for WA.”

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