The AIIA is part of a global network called the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA), which represents 16 member countries from the region. Each year, members come together at a pinnacle event on the ICT international calendar, the Asia Pacific ICT Awards. This offers top innovators and technologies the opportunity to shine on a global platform, and pitch for the chance to receive a highly coveted international ICT award.

This week, our 2017 iAwards National winners will be making their way to Dhaka in Bangladesh, where this year’s APICTA is being held. Our nominees have already gone through two rounds of competition in Australia, including state and national stages, and we’re looking forward to seeing the fierce competition from other countries. We’re sure the quality of all innovations will be outstanding!

Nominees representing Australia:

  • Fastbrick Robotics with their innovation of Hadrian X – a robotic technology that uses speed, accuracy and safety to lay bricks and build structures.
  • Declan Predavec from Table Talks, representing the student category. Declan created a platform that listens to conversation and displays what is being said on a screen for those who can’t normally hear it.
  • KEH-Sense by Data61 and CSIRO, which will be competing in the Research and Development (R&D) category for their technology that supports self-powering wearables, using kinetic energy to charge devices.
  • The VICHyper Hyperloop Team, also in R&D, which will be showcasing their idea of an innovative transportation system that offers travel speeds similar to aircraft speeds, but maintains the benefits of rail transportation.

Of the 51 Judges that will be assessing more than 200 projects at APICTA, we are lucky enough to have iAwards Chief Judge Fulvio Inserra as well as iAwards Lead Judges Collins Rex and Gary Buck sharing their expertise to the world.

APICTA will take place from 8-10 December, and we wish all those competing the very best of luck! Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date.

If you’re thinking of entering your innovation into the 2018 iAwards, and you see yourself as the next iAwards winner on the journey to APICTA, enter today at! Entries for the iAwards close 8 March 2018.