Inaugural Premier’s iAward For Public Sector Innovation

Public sector innovation will be recognised by a new award category at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAwards.

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the establishment of the Victorian Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation. This new award developed in partnership with the AIIA, recognises new ways of working and delivering government services to Victorians.

Projects and products nominated in the Victorian section of ‘Community Services’ and ‘Public Sector and Government’ iAwards categories will be eligible for the Victorian Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation.

The winner will be announced at the National iAwards ceremony to be held this year in Melbourne on 1 September 2016.

The AIIA iAwards recognise the achievements of Australian companies and teams at the forefront of technology-led innovation. The award categories include Consumer, Community Services, Industrial and Primary Industries, Public Sector and Government, and Student Nominations.

Previous award winning projects in the broader public sector categories include Daisy App that better enables women affected by sexual assault or family violence to access support services via a simple smartphone application and the Retrieval and Critical Health (REACH) information system that gives a real time, web based bed occupancy reporting tool for use by health services.

Nominations for the 2016 Victorian iAwards close on 31 March.

More information is available at: www.iawards.com.au

Quotes attributable to Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews

“The Labor Government wants to improve the way hard working Victorians access Government services and this new award will reward innovative projects that do just that.”

“In the years ahead, we look forward to rewarding many great projects that deliver on our plans to reduce the amount of time families and businesses spend trying to access government services or information.”

Quotes attributable to the Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings

“The inaugural Victorian Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation comes at the perfect time to highlight the work that we are doing to revitalise and reform the way government operates in Victoria.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to further develop the capability of our public sector workforce, and this award will recognise their work in improving the delivery of Government services.”

Quotes attributable to the CEO of the AIIA Rob Fitzpatrick

“The AIIA is excited to join the Victorian Premier in announcing the inaugural Victorian Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation.”

“This award recognises the bold and cutting-edge ideas that Victoria repeatedly demonstrates. This year we’re sure that momentum will continue to grow, building on existing innovations across government.”

“I encourage all Victorian Government departments and agencies to nominate in the 2016 iAwards.”