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The search is on for Australia’s best young ICT innovators


Hills Limited is inviting Australia’s best and brightest ICT innovators to send in their nominations for the Hills Young Innovator of the Year Award.

Demonstrating the company’s commitment to growing the technology sector and driving Australia’s digital future, the Hills Young Innovator of the Year Award aims to identify and recognise the next generation of ICT thinkers, and support them in bringing their mobile, big data and cloud innovations to market.

Hills Chief Technology Officer, Leica Ison said Hills’ tradition of innovation began in 1945 with the Hills Hoist and continues today as it delivers innovative solutions in security, health systems and smart homes to millions of Australian homes and businesses.

Determined to foster Australian creativity, talent and ingenuity, Hills is offering an opportunity to the country’s best, brightest and youngest ICT innovators to be placed firmly in the spotlight and on the radar of the most sought after employers and investors.

The Hills Young Innovator Award recognises the most outstanding innovations from an individual, 25 years or younger in three categories: Mobile, Big Data and Cloud. The concept that has the most innovative thought process and the greatest potential for impact in the industry irrespective of its stage of implementation will receive a $5,000 cash prize in each category.

Shortlisted applicants will be mentored by some of Australia’s top entrepreneurs including Priyanka Rao (Head of Luxmy Furniture), Danielle Fletcher (co-founder of online mentoring service PropellHer) and Antony Gaddie (CEO of Green Ant Marketing) and invited to pitch their ideas at Pitchfest in Melbourne on 29 August.

Nominations for the Young Innovator of the Year are now open and close 1 August.

Winners will be announced on 29 August at the iAwards National Gala Dinner.

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