NSW iAwards winners showcase Australian innovation

iAwards NSW 2016

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) last week announced the iAwards state winners and merit recipients in NSW for 2016.

The iAwards is 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 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.

“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 rare 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 the potential to have a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale.

The NSW 2016 state iAwards winners and merit recipients are:

Business Services:

o Symbio Networks – TollShield (Winner)

o Planit Software Testing – Service Virtualisation as a Service (Merit)

o BlueChilli – BlueChilli (Merit)

Community Services:

o Access Macquarie Limited – HSCStudyLab (Winner)


o CHOICE – CluckAR App (Winner)

Industrial & Primary Services:

o Switch Automation.com – Switch Smart Hub (Winner)

Public Sector & Government:

o OneGov, Department of Finance Services and Innovation – OneGov Digital Gateway (Winner)

o eHealth NSW – HealtheNet (Merit)


o North Sydney Girls High School – Can Your Money [Junior Students] (Winner)

o Mosman High School – Hi-Viz Bike [Senior Students] (Winner)

o Academy of Information Technology – AITendance [Undergraduate Tertiary Student] (Winner)

Cross Categories:

o cohortIQ – Patient Centric Cohort Analysis [Big Data Innovation of the Year] (Winner)

o Escrow.com – Escrow.com [Export of the Year] (Winner)

o Symbio Networks – TollShield [Infrastructure & Platform Innovations of the Year]

o mme moe Pty Ltd – mme moe [Mobility Innovation of the Year] (Winner)

o OneGov, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation – OneGov Digital Gateway [Research & Development Project of the Year] (Winner)

o Insolitus Ptd Ltd trading as Open Orbit – Open Orbit, where clever meets simple (Winner) [Startup of the Year] (Winner)

New South Wales Government iAward for Public Sector and Government Innovation:

o OneGov, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation – OneGov Digital Gateway (Winner)

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