Data Creative at Tech23 2016

Data Creative at Tech23 2016

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Earlier this month Data Creative was selected as a finalist in this years Tech 23. Tech23 is one of the few national forums where Australian achievements can be recognised and celebrated. This event moves beyond boundaries of state and territory to showcase world-class startups from Perth to Brisbane, Wollongong to Adelaide, all with high-growth potential and technical expertise.

‘Australian technology innovators were awarded and exciting emerging technology was celebrated at the Tech23 2016 Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 11 October.
Now in its eighth year, Tech23 2016 spanned big data to medtech; agtech to cyber security; artificial intelligence to battery technology.
The jam-packed day finished with the Tech23 Alumni Panel discussion on ‘Luck’, featuring Rebekah Campbell, Co-founder, Hey You; Tanya Newhouse, COO and Cofounder, Clevertar; and Dave Snowdon, CTO, Founder and Director, Metamako.

Over 400 delegates had the opportunity to immerse themselves in deep tech and be inspired by the incredible variety of technologies and innovations that were on show. Many cash prizes were awarded to the Tech23 companies, including the Data61 Digital Disruption Award of $5k, which was won by AgriWebb, and the $5k CMCRC Market Changing Technologies Award, which went to Hovermap.

The company which made the biggest impression on the crowd was AgriWebb, who took home the Tech23 2016 People’s Choice Award. The Tech23 Innovation Excellence Award went to ResApp Health, while the Tech23 Greatest Potential Award was won by Plutora. They join the impressive list of Tech23 Alumni
winners, including BuildingIQ, CultureAmp, SmartSparrow and UpGuard (previously ScriptRock). Tech23 helped these young deep tech innovators to expand their networks by bringing together a high calibre audience of influential, connected industry leaders who can help them to have an impact in the global tech world.

Creator of Tech23 Rachel Slattery commented: “Tech23 is a special event because it brings together amazing people – from investors to innovators, customers to R&D – to recognise and celebrate phenomenal deep tech that has the potential to make a real impact. The good will in the room was again palpable.”

“This year I was especially delighted to see companies from all across Australia with solutions to help our farmers, builders and doctors with innovations bound to disrupt the way we live, build and communicate. It’s exciting to see once again that close to half of the companies presenting innovations have emerged from our R&D organisations – and are bound to change our future for the better.”

Tech23’s focus on deep tech also gave enterprises the opportunity to get a grasp of up-and-coming innovations from Australia’s leading R&D institutions. Showcasing their tech and entrepreneur initiatives on Tech23’s Innovation Island this year were CSIRO’s ON accelerator, Data61, Austrade – Landing Pads, Curtin University, University of Sydney – Incubate, UNSW – Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, and UTS – Hatchery. Tech23 2016 is sponsored by CSIRO, Amazon Web Services, IAG, MYOB, IP Australia, ATP Innovations, and CMCRC.’

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