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Celebrating the frontier of innovation at the AIIA Awards

30 August 2017

It is a pleasure to announce Balconi Telecommunications as the winner of this year’s AIIA Innovation of the Year iAward.

The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Australian students, businesses and individuals in conceptualising and developing innovations in technology.

Balconi Telecommunications was chosen for the Balconi Smart Torch – Global Live, a hand-held two-way video conference system primarily developed for remote telehealth care, giving the most remote and disadvantaged communities access to medical specialists globally.

Balconi Telecommunications was selected from a high-calibre field of nominees, all of whom demonstrated exceptional levels of innovative thinking.

The Australian Government’s vision is for a thriving, innovative and digitally-sophisticated economy.

Australians are fast adopters of technology, however, the winners tonight are at the forefront of the digital transformation.

By embracing change, doing things differently and adopting an “innovation mindset”, all the AIIA Awards finalists have shown us how new opportunities can be created.

It gives me great pleasure to help celebrate the achievements of these creative minds and risk-takers who continue to invest their resources, time and energy to keep Australia at the leading edge of technology.

As the Australia economy continues to digitally transform, we need more Australians with these skills and creativity, confidently leading and driving technological change.

I congratulate all the national finalists and the AIIA on the success of the 2017 iAwards.

Media contact: Minister Sinodinos’ office 02 6277 7070