Announcing the 2021 IoT Awards finalists

Standout Australian Internet of Things work announced.

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 2021 IoT Awards, the official awards program of IoT Alliance Australia, Australia’s peak industry body for Internet of Things (IoT), and IoT Hub.

The finalist entries provide a fascinating snapshot of how Australia is harnessing the Internet of Things (IoT).

Entrants described work to improve IoT security, overcome interoperability challenges and fund technology to generate insights about metropolitan and regional areas.

They also worked to manufacture connected COVID antigen testing systems, improve the safety of paramedics and patients and unlock more household use of solar energy. Others strove to improve understanding of the benefits, opportunities and challenges of incorporating smart home devices in older people’s homes.

Entries were submitted by Allume Energy, Busways, Coates, Meat and Livestock Australia, Monash University, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Sydney Water and many other organisations.

“I’m delighted our 2021 IoT Awards show increasing diversity and maturity in projects and participants,” said IoT Alliance Australia CEO Frank Zeichner.

If your entry isn’t a finalist, that does not mean the judges thought it was without merit. Separating the nominations was not always straightforward and some nominees only just missed out on being named finalists. Thank you for giving the judges the opportunity to learn more about your achievements.

We encourage all entrants to watch the 2021 IoT Awards presentation at 1pm AEDT on November 9 to hear the judges’ comments. The presentation will also feature Federal Minister for the Digital Economy Jane Hume.

Thank you also to the sponsors that have made the 2021 IoT Awards possible. They are Bosch, IoT Skills Australia, KPMG, Reekoh, Suez, Taoglas and [ui!] The Urban Institute. Visit IoT Hub in the lead-up to November 9 to read their spokespeoples’ comments about the state of IoT.

The 2021 IoT Awards finalists

Smart Cities:

  • Next generation of digital twins (nominated by University of Technology Sydney)
  • NSW Smart Places Acceleration Program (nominated by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment)
  • Western Parkland Councils sensors network project (nominated by Peclet Technology)

Food & Agribusiness Award

  • Automated, real time, red meat shelf life calculator (nominated by Meat and Livestock Australia)
  • Farmbot Duplex Satellite Monitor and Camera (nominated by Farmbot Monitoring Solutions)
  • Goanna Ag GoRain: Satellite connected rain gauges for remote monitoring on farms (nominated by Myriota)
  • Pairtree Intelligence (nominated by Pairtree Intelligence)

Water Award

  • Creating a zero cost energy future (nominated by SA Water)
  • GWMWater Urban Customer Portal (nominated by GWMWater)
  • IoT environmental improvement program - Large-scale IoT wastewater blockage detection deployment (nominated by Sydney Water)
  • Reducing non-revenue water losses through South East Water’s network leak detection technology integrated into Landis+Gyr’s ultrasonic and NB-IoT digital meter (nominated by Iota)

Energy Award

  • ADEPT - the agile platform for real-time energy AI + IoT goes into action for commercial, utility and community solutions (nominated by Wattwatchers Digital Energy)
  • Diffuse Energy Remote Monitoring Platform (nominated by SAPHI)
  • Empowering SEAGas with world first smart threat detection monitoring for pipelines through global IoT connectivity (nominated by Fleet Space Technologies)
  • The SolShare: Unlocking solar for apartments (nominated by Allume Energy)

Transport Services Award

  • Ambulance Victoria Connected Vehicle IOT Initiative (nominated by Directed Technologies)
  • BusBot, the first fully automated CAVT (Connected Automated Vehicle Trial) in Australia (nominated by Busways)
  • Swoop Aero - On-Demand Healthcare Logistics (nominated by Swoop Aero)

Manufacturing Award

  • Bespoke 3D printer development for IoT enabled Gravity Concentrator production (nominated by University of Technology Sydney)
  • Greenplate Smart BBQ Management System (nominated by Greenplate)
  • Manufacturing electronics for ELLUME Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test, eStick & eHub (nominated by Entech Electronics)

Infrastructure & Construction Award

  • Inauro data fusion platform, Perspio™ (nominated by Inauro)
  • SiteHive Environmental Digital Twin (nominated by SiteHive)
  • Rapid Install Retrofit IoT Device (nominated by Coates)

Health Award

  • COVID-19 Smart IoT Screening System Pilot at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (nominated by University of Sydney)
  • Live monitoring solution for the transport of pathology samples to ensure timely and accurate diagnostic results in healthcare (nominated by Binary Tech Global)
  • Swoop Aero - On-Demand Healthcare Logistics (nominated by Swoop Aero)

Interoperability by Design Award

  • Senquip ORB (nominated by Senquip)
  • Escavox Mytracks API – Public API for systematic use of IoT data captured during the transit of food (nominated by Escavox)
  • Visualising Australasia’s soils (nominated by Federation University Australia)

Secure IoT Award

  • IoT security projects - Monash University microgrid cybersecurity assessment & framework (nominated by Infyra)
  • Implementation of secure device-to-cloud infrastructure to a growing network of devices (nominated by Myriota)

Smart Data Use Award

  • City of Melbourne laneway waste management (nominated by City of Melbourne)
  • Inauro data fusion platform, Perspio™ (nominated by Inauro)
  • MaxMine (nominated by MaxMine)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Action Award

  • Educating the leaders of tomorrow on global food supply chains (nominated by School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences | CQUniversity Australia)
  • Enabling equity and inclusion for First Nations peoples on emerging technology through citizen science to mitigate their risks related to climate change (nominated by The Australian Red Cross)
  • The Centre for Technology Infusion and ATSA overview of smart assistive devices that could be leveraged to improve accessibility for people with disability (nominated by La Trobe University - Centre for Technology Infusion)
  • ‘The Smart Wife: Why Siri, Alexa, and Other Smart Home Devices Need a Feminist Reboot’ - a research project, book and awareness campaign by Yolande Strengers and Jenny Kennedy (MIT Press, 2020) (nominated by Monash University)
  • Smart Homes for Seniors (nominated by Harvest Community Sector Consultants)

IoT Champion Award

  • Angus Kennard (Inauro)
  • Claire Chaikin-Bryan (Lake Macquarie City Council)
  • Meredith Hodgman (KPMG Australia, IoT Alliance Australia)
  • Nam Nguyen (Infyra)

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