Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s top tech hub was enhanced as Melbourne hosted the Australian Technologies Competition Awards, which recognise some of our nation’s best and brightest technology innovators.

The event, held at the MCG recently, identifies and accelerates tech scale-up projects with the greatest global potential, builds Victoria’s international tech partnerships and enhances Melbourne’s credentials as a tech leader.

It reflects Victoria’s commitment to becoming a hub for future industries and driving economic growth by accelerating innovation, especially in new energy technologies, energy data, circular economy and smart cities.

The awards, opened by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio MLA, also supports emerging technologies through accelerator workshops and mentoring.

NSW-based OPEC Systems was named Technology Company of the Year for its tech solution to removing toxic PFAS firefighting contaminants from soil and water, while Victoria’s Aspire won the Circular Economy Award for its online marketplace that matches businesses with potential remanufacturers, purchasers or waste recyclers.

DELWP, through Liveability Victoria International and DELWP Energy and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) supported the awards.

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Page last updated: 27/07/20