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iAwards - Your Last Chance to Gain Credibility and Recognition

Australian businesses and students have two weeks left to make their mark in Australia’s leading annual technology awards which honours the talent in Australia’s fast growing ICT industry.
  • 12 February, 2009 16:13

<p>Organised by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the 2009 iAwards is designed to showcase and launch Australia's new national and global technology success stories. The iAwards provides the chance for businesses of any size, in every state and territory, to gain recognition for their achievements and develop a significant profile for their innovations.</p>
<p>Into its 15th presentation, the 2009 iAwards is calling for nominations in 16 categories:</p>
<p>· Communication</p>
<p>· e-Government</p>
<p>· e-Health</p>
<p>· e-Learning</p>
<p>· e-Logistics and Supply Chain</p>
<p>· Financial Industry Application</p>
<p>· Industrial Application</p>
<p>· Media and Entertainment</p>
<p>· Research and Development</p>
<p>· Security Application</p>
<p>· Sustainability and Green IT</p>
<p>· Tools and Infrastructure</p>
<p>· Tourism and Hospitality</p>
<p>· The Inspiration Award</p>
<p>· The Community Award</p>
<p>· The Start-Up Company Award</p>
<p>· The ICT Exporter of the Year Award</p>
<p>· e-Inclusions and e-Community</p>
<p>· Secondary Student Project</p>
<p>· Tertiary Student Project</p>
<p>In addition to innovative ICT companies, businesses who have worked in partnership with these companies to deliver unique solutions to the Australian industry and community are also eligible to enter nominations.</p>
<p>Ian Birks, CEO of AIIA said, “The iAwards provides the opportunity for businesses and students to demonstrate their ICT contributions to a wide number of vertical industries such as logistics, health, engineering, tourism and education. Many of our past award winners have gained valuable recognition which has catapulted their products and services into national or international marketplaces.”</p>
<p>Awards are made on a state and territory level with State iAwards winners going on to compete for national honours in each category. State iAwards winners will be featured at the iAwards Innovation Showcase on the same day the National winners are announced at the iAwards gala dinner in Melbourne on May 27.</p>
<p>Special awards will also be given for students, start-ups, exporters and community value along with the prestigious CSIRO Tony Benson Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in ICT at the national awards.</p>
<p>National iAward winners compete against entries from across the Asia Pacific region at the annual Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA). In 2009, the APICTA Award will be hosted by the AIIA in Melbourne in December 2009 as part of a four day Digital Economy Summit.</p>
<p>Registrations for the 2009 iAwards closes on 25 February 2009. Information is available through www.iawards.com.au or 1300 665 145.</p>
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<p>For more information or to speak with past iAwards winners, please contact:</p>
<p>Gabriel Wong
Max Australia on behalf of the AIIA
(02) 9954 3492
gabriel.wong@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>About AIIA</p>
<p>The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector. AIIA sets the strategic direction of the industry, influences public policy and provides members with productivity tools, advisory services and market intelligence to accelerate their business growth.</p>
<p>AIIA member companies employ 100,000 Australians, generate combined annual revenues of more than $40 billion and export more than $2 billion in goods and services each year.</p>

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