[TECH17]

2017 TECH Design Awards

best new & best expanded services, best studio, best accelerator plus 17 specialist categories

the [app] design awards have grown into the [tech] design awards - change is good :)

 

Key Dates

23 February - Standard Deadline
2 June - Final Deadline
6 June - Judging & Ratings
13 June - Rating Closes
14 June - Winners Announced

Category Listing

Tech Design Champion


The Tech Design Champion - Chairman's Award celebrates the organisation who has consistently commissioned excellent development and applications thereby providing instrumental support and growth for the wider tech community. The winner is awarded according to the body of work submitted across all categories and the overall rating score. All eligible nominations are automatically submitted into this category.   

 

Best Tech Startup


Exactly as it states - we're looking for the best startup projects. Startup projects need to be newly emerging, less than 5 million users and less than 3 years old.  

 

Best API


APIs are fast becoming the scaffolding of the app world. Your entry will be an outstanding API that provides new potential for an App Design. It will provide a better, faster or easier way to integrate and expand functionality. Basically, it is the bomb, it knocks the others out of the park. In short - the best in its league.  

 

Best Tech Scaleup


Exactly as it states - we're looking for the best tech scaleup. Scaleups are existing businesses that have recently undergone an a significant expansion in terms of: market access, revenues, added value or number of employees.  

 

Food Tech


What, where and how we eat and drink is an important element of culture and who we are. Tech gets this and connects people with the food and drink that they're looking for. This category rewards tech such ordering platforms as well hospitality reviews and guides.  

 

RetailTech


Whether it's the online, VR, AR or IRL there's a tech solution to enrich the experience and increase customer engagement when spending money. This category recognises that tech fuels the retail experience and rewards solutions that increase engagement and user experience while shopping.   

 

Best Accelerator Lab


The Best Accelerator recognises role of accelerators and incubators in driving innovation and developing tomorrows businesses today. The Best Accelerator lab is awarded to the innovation centre with to the most successful startups or projects in the awards. Each accelerator pre-purchases 10 nominations for $3,000USD - a reduction of approximately 40 per cent on extended nomination fees - and receives a nomination voucher code that they then distribute to up to ten of their selected tech startups or projects. The accelerator lab is acknowledged in the each of nominations and their logo features prominently on the nomination page. Purchase the Accelerator Pack and Nominate Now  

 

Best Expanded Service


The category recognizes expansion, transformation and growth. Open to projects in all categories with updates and developments that truly enhance the user experience and take your service to another level.  

 

Best New Service


This category recognizes the new tech service from a start-up to an industry leader. Innovation, exceeding user expectation and marketplace relevance are important considerations.  

 

Best Studio - Small


The 'Best of' award celebrates the best studio/development house that consistently achieves excellence in tech design. Winners are awarded according to the body work submitted across all categories and the overall rating score and will be presented in three categories based on business size" Small - less than 5 employees, Medium - 5 to 20 employees and Large - greater than 20 employees. All eligible nominations are automatically submitted for this award.   

 

Best Studio - Medium


The 'Best of' award celebrates the best studio/development house that consistently achieves excellence in tech design. Winners are awarded according to the body work submitted across all categories and the overall rating score and is presented in three categories based on business size: Small - less than 5 employees, Medium - 5 to 20 employees and Large - greater than 20 employees. All eligible nominations are automatically submitted for this award.   

  

 

Government Services


Government is being transformed as tech solutions are developed and implemented to either replace or complement previous methods of service delivery. Whether it's providing the public with current and up to date critical information, enabling compliance, offering community support or increased engagement tech solutions are providing greater accessibility to government resources.   

 

Community Services


Tech are more than ever helping our communities to connect and engage. From emergency service providers to NFPs and social groups, these solutions not only assist in service delivery but provide efficiencies and importantly provide those at the coalface more time to focus on their important work, whether it be fighting fires or managing the local team of volunteers. It's not all serious though we're also looking for apps that work to help bring the community groups together with fun and enjoyable activities and experiences.  

 

EdTech


Tech is speeding up just about all sectors of society and education is no exception. EdTech focuses on how technology enables and enhances the way we learn and process knowledge. Solutions that enhance the learning experience and increase the user experience are recognized in this category.  

 

Best Studio - Large


The 'Best of' award celebrates the best studio/development house that consistently achieves excellence in tech design. Winners will awarded according to the body work submitted across all categories and the overall rating score and will be presented in three categories based on business size: Small - less than 5 employees, Medium - 5 to 20 employees and Large - greater than 20 employees. All eligible nominations are automatically submitted for this award.  

 

The Future of Work


Work and business is changing. Tech is transforming not just how we work, but where and for whom as well, and it's doing so at lightning pace. The category recognizes that the future of work is driven by tech and design and solutions that increase efficiency, functionality and productivity in the work place, but also provide better outcomes for the user will lead the way.
  

 

Business Operations


Business is obviously one of the biggest benefactors of the tech boom. Tech solutions refine business systems, cut costs and accelerate profits. This category rewards the savvy tools that transform business systems and processes.  

 

FinTech


FinTech is radically changing how we live as society and how we do business professionally. We're looking for apps and tech solutions that are disrupting sectors such as mobile payments, money transfers, loans, fundraising, financial management.  

 

HealthTech


Tech is enabling us to live healthier lives and focus on our well being. This category recognizes tech solutions that focus on health and wellness and spans nutrition guides, services and counters as well as other wellbeing services.   

 

Entertainment


Tech has taken control of our entertainment - it influences what and how we watch or listen to, where and how we eat, dine and play, how we book and how we interact before during and after entertainment events.  This category recognizes tech that makes  entertainment even more entertaining.  

 

TravelTech


TravelTech gets us from A to B faster and cheaper - it takes us on a journey across the world and provides all the information we need to stay safe and have fun while travelling. This category recognizes tech that makes travel easier.   

 

Virtual World


  

 

AgTech


AgTech provides a window into the transformative effect that tech can have on a traditional industry. Agriculture has a powerful connection to the physical world, however it is increasingly enabled and enriched by technology. Some see tech as the key to securing agriculture prosperity through the increasing use of innovations such as cloud analytics, AI, drones, big data and autonomous vehicles.  

 

InfoTech


We all rely on technology that broadcasts news and current affairs both locally and globally, keep us up to date with information such as weather, warnings and hazards and allow us to quickly access important resources. This category recognizes solutions that allow us to stay up to date and informed about the world around us.    

 

SportTech


Tech is revolutionizing the way exercise and play sport. Performance trackers and the resulting analysis in transforming the performance of Olympic marathon runners to weekend joggers in equal measure - and it's not just limited to one or two sports. SportTech covers wearable trackers and analytics apps to route mapping - any technology applied to a sporting context.  

 

Smart Homes


The home is one of the most obvious benefactors of the tech boom. Now a network of IoT devices control everything from the home security system to air conditioning and lighting systems - all from one device. This category recognises how tech solutions are transforming the home environment and improving how we live at home.    

 

BuildTech


Tech solutions are having a dramatic effect on the building and construction industry. Productivity has been lifted, projects are able to better managed with less material wastage. This category rewards tech that increases efficiency and saves time and money in construction projects.   

 

Cyber Security


With the increasing prevalence of connected devices, online platforms and databases, security is vital to protect our information and ensure that the services we rely on are able to continue. This category recognizes design and innovation in cyber security that enables all of us to enjoy secured tech solutions safely.  

 

AdTech


Digital and Tech has revolutionized advertising. This category recognizes the role of tech solutions in providing new platforms and opportunities for marketers to increase voice and gain awareness of their product or service.  

 

MedTech


From ground-breaking apps accelerating medical research to tech solutions enabling patients control their medical records, Med Tech can accelerate health care while enabling users and making medical services accessible to all.  

 

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