Fifty finalists announced for INCITE Awards

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A record number of finalists announced for the 30th Incite Awards. Image - Wikimedia Commons, INCITE Awards.

The 30th annual INCITE awards has this year announced a record number of finalists. Showcasing and supporting ICT innovators in WA, the INCITE awards have been going since 1991.

The program involves a mentored pitch fest, judging presentation & masterclasses, culminating in the annual award gala in July.

This year, judges whittled down hundreds of entries to an incredible and diverse range of 50 finalists.

Celia Jordaan, Chief Judge of the INCITE Awards, said:

In 2021, we have received a spectacular number of applications and final submissions for the Awards – a fitting tribute to celebrating our 30th year milestone – and an indication that local tech innovation thrives and exists within diverse business types and models.

Celia Jordan, Chief Judge of the INCITE Awards

The entrants come from an exceptionally diverse and vibrant pool, including education institutions, local startups, not for profits, and mining giants.

Government agencies also made an appearance developing digital solutions to advance telehealth, improve COVID-19 assessments and response and provide urgent support for renters during the pandemic.

In the Social Impact category, there is technology that’s advancing reconciliation with the Stolen Generation, closing the gap between metro and regional WA, and brain-building activities for early years’ children development.

Workplace safety also saw mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto feature in the list of finalists, along side champions in WA mental health, wellbeing, real estate and manufacturing sectors.

This year, we are seeing local innovation, leadership and solutions in Telehealth, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality, Mobile apps, Internet connectivity, IOT, Automation, AI & Analytics, Autonomous Robots.

Niamh Toohey, Chair of the INCITE Awards

The INCITE Awards finalists will now enter the second round of judging, involving presenting winning pitches and Q&A sessions with WA’s tech and industry leaders.

This round of judging has been designed to assist finalists to develop business and presentation skills for representing Western Australia at the national iAwards, international APICTA, Digital Disruptors, National Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards and potential investment opportunities.

Innovating Government

  • CSIRO – for their MICE Platform.
  • Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety – for their Rent Relief Assessment App.
  • East Metropolitan Health Service for their Covid-19 Assessment Digital App.
  • Western Australia Museum – for their Exhibition Content Management System (ECMS).
  • BD Water Pty Ltd – for their Water Manager – the first and only water trading platform in WA.
  • Department of Education for “Casual Staff Seeker” solving the daily problem faced by our schools across WA – finding relief teachers at short notice.
  • SpacetoCo – for their web platform, booking community spaces by the hour.

Social Impact

  • Wise Realities – for their *Feel Better VR program.
  • MissionsConnect – the first immersive technological tool of its kind in Australia .
  • Lyfe Languages – for their Lyfe Languages Project.
  •  Telethon Kids Institute for Beacon – a free cyber safety app – and also for The Bright Tomorrows app, giving parents and carers brain building activities and support to give children the best start.
  • What the Doctor Said – a web-based solution allowing patients to receive personalised, mobile-accessible discharge instructions.
  • Scitech for The Earth Matters: Rethink the Future exhibition.
  • Airborne IT – AeroIT service.
  • Vix Pulse fare collection platform.
  • ECU’s HAND-DEX dexterity solution.

Startup of the Year

  • Singular Health for VRP – a virtual reality platform for clinical application .
  • Bruno Health – a community healthcare platform.
  • Audioplay, a podcast meets audiobook meets creative play.
  • Oqea – first person-centric wellbeing digital platform to connect consumers, health providers, businesses, family and friends .
  • Frogponds a cloud based software procurement solution.
  • Grafa financial data, news and analysis platform.
  • VeinTech for VeinWave, an ultraportable handheld device that takes the guesswork out of cannulation.
  • Avicena Sentinel System – a low-cost and ultra-high throughput molecular screening and testing system.
  • Functionly – approachable org design software.
  • Hyprfire cyber security AI.

Transformative Solution

  • Cellr for their connected packaging solution.
  • Rio for The AutoHaul.
  • Oqea – as above.
  • RaptorTech – for Raptor Core.
  • Suitsme mobile-first platform for connecting mental health support workers and NDIS consumers. .
  • Avicena – as above.
  • Futocon for their Realtime Conveyancer.
  • Pentanet wireless mesh for Perth .
  • COREIOT – for their Visible Machines . 

Peter Fillery Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project of the Year

  • Curtin Uni for Barminco, MiRo and Aeroplan.
  • Curtin Hive – for Old Perth VR project .
  • North Metro TAFE – for The Underground Mining VR Induction App.
  • ECU for Labrador Speech Application.

Research and Innovation Projects, Industry and Postgraduate Students

  • 3D Measure Me.
  • Rio for The AutoHaul.
  • BHP for Dash Maintainer Tools’.
  • What the Doctor Said – as above.
  • Emyria – Openly combines a multi-factor wellness review .
  • Avicena Sentinel System.
  • ECU for REDSAT system.

The 30th INCITE Awards will be announced and presented on 23 July 2021.

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