Australian Information Industry Association
Why enter the iAwards?
The iAwards program encourages entrant innovations from across all industries in Australia. Whether you are an IT firm, a family-owned farm, a local concreting company, or a multinational, we encourage you to apply and reap the benefits associated with participating in the iAwards journey.
The iAwards is the most recognised innovation awards program in Australia. The opportunities are endless once you've put your innovation out there. It's not only about winning - it's about throwing yourself in the path of opportunity and recognition. Just by submitting your application, your profile will be heightened. Once submissions are made, entrant logos will feature on the iAwards website, along with a company description. Other benefits include trophies, certificates, digital badges, promotion in the public directory portal, used by corporations and investors looking for stand-out innovations, and more. The iAwards could be a game changer for your innovation, so shine a light on your digital solution by entering the iAwards.
Publicity and media exposure
The iAwards has excellent media relationships and journalists are always seeking the next success story. Past iAwards entrants have benefited from increased media attention at a state and national level.
Showcase your innovation
Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your digital solution and launch your innovation on a state, national and international level. Participate in the Innovation Showcase at the State iAwards and the National iAwards. We had a hugely successful showcase last year and awesome feedback from guests and entrants alike, so join us as we celebrate incredible innovation!
The National iAwards PitchFest is your opportunity to pitch your innovations to our esteemed panel and live audience, and gain valuable feedback. This dynamic Pitchfest will throw down the gauntlet for future innovations, and is sure to inspire and motivate you to find ways to amplify innovation in your business.
Access to highly skilled judges
The iAwards Program engages the most experienced and respected judges in the industry from a variety of backgrounds, such as C-level executives, entrepreneurs and capital raisers, commercialisation and productisation experts, academics, and technology subject matter experts. Each judging panel is assembled to ensure entries are assessed by judges with a variety of perspectives and experiences. iAwards judges provide entrants with valuable feedback during a robust judging process and ensure that the iAwards program identifies the best in Australian innovation each year.
Access to business mentoring workshops
Networking and partnership opportunities
The iAwards is an excellent opportunity to get in front of key digital decision makers and players in the industry. The iAwards facilitates meetings with key individuals and potential investors. Interactive briefing sessions will be made available online and in person for all entrants – networking and collaboration can start right here. These events provide an excellent opportunity for entrants to meet and build relationships with active investors, peers and like-minded technological enthusiasts. Further networking opportunities are readily available at the State and National iAwards Gala Dinners, widely recognised as the premier technological awards events in Australia. In addition, iAwards partners, such as Deloitte, Gartner, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Pym's Technology Lawyers and UTS, offer high value products and services to entrants.