Imdex subsidiary among ICT winners

25/06/2016 - 08:00

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Listed companies Imdex and Nuheara, the FTI’s Kate Raynes-Goldie and the developer of start-up business Family Zone were among the winners at this year’s WAITTA INCITE awards for information and communication technology.

Nuheara chief executive Justin Miller. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Listed companies Imdex and Nuheara, the FTI’s Kate Raynes-Goldie and the developer of start-up business Family Zone were among the winners at this year’s WAITTA INCITE awards for information and communication technology.

The winners were led by mining technology business REFLEX, a division of Imdex.

Its REFLEXHUB_IQ product was judged the most innovative collaborative technology and also won the minister’s award for excellence in ICT innovation.

REFLEXHUB_IQ allows for the collecting, storing and reporting of operational, geological and assay data. The information collected gives immediate access to validated field data transmitted to a cloud-based database.

The winners of the 10 WAITTA awards, selected from 53 finalists, were announced at a gala dinner on Friday night.

State Innovation Minister Bill Marmion used the awards function to announce the opening of the Barnett government’s Start IT Up WA Challenge offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for projects that provide innovative solutions to government problems.

The Challenge is one of the first initiatives to be funded from the government’s $20 million innovation package.

“The Start IT Up WA Challenge is about using local ideas to take the use of government data to the next level, and cut red tape across the Western Australian public sector,” Mr Marmion said.

The most disruptive technology was awarded to ASX-listed Nuheara for the development of a wearable hearing device allowing consumers to control how they hear the world and how they connect with their digital world.

The most effective e-business solution was awarded to Touchline Connect, for its REACH Boarding School System.

The system allows students at boarding schools to have their activities and movements tracked.

DownUnder GeoSolutions won the most effective platform award for its data centre cooling solution, which approaches the theoretical limit of cooling efficiency.

Start-up of the year was awarded to B Communications for Family Zone, a platform that allows access to social media and online gaming with effective parental solutions.

Australia Post and the Western Australian Police Service took the top honours for the most effective government solutions.

Their digital technology solutions for national police clearances outperformed the initial three day system making it possible to receive a digital clearance within 10 minutes.

Curtin University took out the award for the most impactful social benefit with a software solution that helps with the often difficult transition of children with autism into the workforce.

The best student project of the year was awarded to the team at Murdoch University for its radiology simulator.

The team of students created a cost-effective training system for radiology students by creating a 3D simulator for X-ray imaging that it is both cost effective and easily accessible for students.

Another category won by students was the most creative media/entertainment technology.

It was awarded to the North Metropolitan TAFE team and Frame AR for their innovative ANZAC Tom App, designed to create a 21st Century war memorial in conjunction with the RSL of WA.

The achiever of the year was FTI’s (formerly the Film and Television Institute) director games & interactive Kate Raynes-Goldie, a game designer, professional speaker, internet expert, technologist and advocate for women.

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