Victorian start-up takes out top spot at national iAwards

Published: 5 September 2019

A Victorian start-up specialising in better cancer treatment has won the prestigious Victorian Government Inspiration of the Year Award at the 26th National iAwards.

Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula opened the event, and presented Melbourne-based InwenTech with the $10,000 Inspiration of the Year Award.

InWenTech.InwenTech won the award for its revolutionary medical device, ChestPhan-4D, designed to improve radiotherapy imaging and treatment of lung, liver and breast cancer.

Other Victorian organisations to win iAwards on the night included Neighbourlytics, Weyo and Two Bulls, FLAIM Systems and Department of Health and Human Services.

Recipients will go on to represent Australia at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) in Vietnam in November 2019.

The Government has sponsored the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAwards since 2008 and is committed to events that nurture Victoria's digital tech and ICT ecosystem.

The AIIA has also located its national headquarters in Melbourne, showing confidence in Victoria's world-class digital tech, ICT and innovation sector.

AIIA's National iAwards is one of Victoria's long list of high-profile tech and innovation events hosted in Melbourne as part of the Victorian Government's Digital Innovation Festival (DIF).

Running until 6 September, the DIF hosts more than 400 events across metropolitan and regional Victoria, covering everything from artificial intelligence and the future of work to agtech, running a start-up, coding and robotics.

Victoria's tech and ICT sector employs more than 137,900 people across more than 19,300 businesses generating $36.6 billion in annual revenue.

Victorian iAward winners (l-r) Weyo & Two Bulls, FLAIM, Neighbourlytics, Department of Health and Human Services.