Six Startups to battle it out for Startup of the Year: Incite Awards

April 11, 2019

Along with eleven tech companies competing in the PitchFest, finalists in ten categories were announced at a lunch event held earlier this week, which included the six who will seek to be crowned ‘WA Startup of the Year’ on June 14th…

WAITTA’s annual “Innovation Excellence” Lunch Forum was held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Tuesday where the 28th INCITE Awards Finalists were announced.

Greg Italiano, Government CIO

Mr Chris Tallentire MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science provided the opening address and presentations were made by Greg Italiano, the new Government CIO, Office of Digital Government and Mary Moran, General Manager, Business Solutions, ORIX Australia.

Congratulations to the 28th INCITE Awards Finalists!

who are:

Most Effective Government Solution:

  • City of Bayswater for Geospatial Enterprise Portal
  • Water Corporation & Optika Solutions for H2OME

Most Effective Infrastructure Solution:

  • Aqura Technologies ARC Platform
  • Data Exchange Modular Infrastructure Solution
  • Modis Australia & Roy Hill for Predictive Train Optimiser
  • Norwood Systems for World Voicemail
  • Telethon Kids Institute & Bizdata Pty Ltd for Momentum Empowering impact

Most Impactful Social Benefit:

  • Activ Foundation for Internet access for people living with disability and improved supports through tablets & WebEx Teams
  • Flow Perth – changing the face of skilled volunteering
Good to see Gerry Gannon back as MC

Most Innovative Enabler in Health Care:

  • Alerte Digital Health
  • ECU for Virtual Reality Mass Casualty Triage Simulator
  • UWA for Noisy Guts

Most Transformative Business Solution:

  • Bankwest’s In-App Messaging
  • Davies Wear Plate Systems’ WearSense
  • GLX – The Global LNG Marketplace
  • Modis Australia & Roy Hill for Predictive Train Optimiser
  • TOKN Technology
  • Veritas Group for National Security App: Personal Identity Verification
  • WeDispatch
Finalists: from left to right, the TOKN team, Noisy Guts & WeDispatch

Most Transformative Impact on Education:

  • Curtin University for The Internet of Things for everyone
  • ECU for Virtual Reality Mass Casualty Triage Simulator
  • UWA’s Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room

Peter Fillery Best Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project of the Year:

  • Kira Molloy – Curtin University/Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research for a preliminary program to visualise and manipulate OCT and Histology scans
  • Dan Buzzard – ECU for Deadlux
  • Raigama Perera, Jack Roza, Malaka Nawarathne & Majed Alkeldi – ECU for Three dimensional visualisation of objects for enhancing teaching
  • Tafadzwa Mbuzva – South Metropolitan TAFE for MilleniumX

Research & Innovation Project of the Year:

  • Bankwest’s Halo Payment Ring
  • Telethon Kids Institute & Bizdata Pty Ltd for Momentum Empowering impact
  • UWA for Noisy Guts

Research & Innovation Project of the Year – Postgraduate Tertiary Student:

  • Chris Gerke, Shane Wieske, Neil Smith & Xavier Eddy – ECU for AgData
  • Reagan White, Aarzoo & Harjit Singh – ECU for SpotPlate – Carpark Security System
  • Jonathon Skotny – UWA for Immersion and Engineering Learning In the Medium of Virtual Reality Simulations
  • Michael Stewart – UWA for Aquila – Text Mining of Industry Logs

Startup of the Year:

  • Alerte Digital Health
  • Data Exchange
  • Idle Australia
  • Power Ledger
  • TOKN Technology
  • udrew
  • WA HomeStay

To view all the finalist profiles, please click HERE

Judges conferring on the PitchFest competition.

A PitchFest was held before the lunch where entrants pitched their innovation in a 60 seconds.  The winner of that, as voted by the audience was the very polished presentation from Dr Josephine Muir from The Noisy Guts Project.

To view the photos from the day, please click HERE


Winners of the Incite Awards will be announced at the annual glitzy gala dinner on Fri 14th June.

PHOTOS: from WAITTA and Startup News.

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