Winners Announced in 2017 Tech Design Awards

14 June 2017 | Nick Esser

Winners of the 2017 Tech Design Awards have been announced by DRIVENxDESIGN Founder Mark Bergin. In total 54 winners have been awarded in over 20 categories covering Business Operations,  Innovation, FinTech, AgTech and FoodTech as well as Government and Community Services, and EdTech among others. 

DRIVENxDESIGN and Tech Design Awards Founder Mark Bergin said “Tech, innovation and digital are huge economic contributors and this is only going to increase. Incorporating design means that tech achieves what users need and is relevant to the marketplace. Getting the design and experience right is what will fuel tech’s growth.”

“In this year’s awards we’ve rewarded an outstanding collection of well designed tech projects. Those keen to see the best in the market would be advised to spend an hour reviewing these great projects – the level of tech, design and market centered solutions is again breathtaking”. 

Silver winners include:
Best Expanded Service Outware Mobile - Peoplecare App & Appsynth - 7-Eleven TH, Best New Service Foxtel - Foxtel Kids App, Best Tech Startup Barnacle Parking Enforcement & Hyku, Business Operations MAQE Bangkok Co. Ltd - Chanintr Living, FinTech WalletHub, Government Services Conduct - Voters Voice, TravelTech Sydney Trains - NextThere Sydney Trains Version, The Future of Work LiveHire: A world that works

Gold winners include:
Best Tech Startup Lexel - Ask the Midwife Best API MAQE Bangkok Co. Ltd - Chanintr API, AdTech Appsynth - AppMojo, Best New Service Appsynth - Line Man, Best Expanded Service Outware Mobile - Coles App, Government Services Ansible + Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS Stats Mobile Apps, FinTech Tyro Payments - Tyro EFTPOS Banking, BuildTech Dapper Apps - Visform 360 Property Tour, TravelTech Hyper Apps - Shebah,
You can find a link to all the winners below.

Trophy Presentations
The Trophies will be presented to award winners at special events in Sydney on 26 July and in Melbourne on 2 August. Award winners in London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Hong Kong will have awards presented in September during the DRIVENxDESIGN Tech Design Awards Tour. The Best of the Awards Categories will be announced and awarded at each presentation.

Advisory Panel
Mr Bergin has thanked and commended Advisory Panel members for their ongoing support as ambassadors and curators in addition to their judging role.

DRIVENxDESIGN is a global community of 75,000 design experts engaged in celebrating courage, recognising design excellence and growing demand for design. With a panel of 200+ of the world’s leading design minds providing curatorial, judging and design summit direction. 

Established in Australia, the Tech Design Awards are relevant across the UK, USA, Asia and Australia, providing the digital design community critical links into global markets and an efficient method to gain recognition in export markets. 

“We are extremely proud and excited about the success of our Tech Design Award program” said Mr Bergin “We look forward to its continuing growth and further involvement from leading design organisations, studios and brands as we work together to strengthen the design economy and increase awareness about the importance and unquestionable benefits of good design.” 

For media enquiries contact:
Mark Bergin, Founder
+61 418 565 848

Winners List

Logo Pack


DRIVENxDESIGN celebrates the courage of those who commission design and those who create it. DRIVENxDESIGN provides a collaborative platform of award programs across three continents, supported by the world’s most creative minds and organisations. It prides itself on accelerating the transformation to a design-led marketplace; one that understands that tomorrow is the result of yesterday’s courage. Each DRIVENxDESIGN award program acknowledges that we live in a marketplace where the quality of our design choices should be a mix of sound commercial understanding and courageous, relevant design. DRIVENxDESIGN unique difference is to recognise the courage of both those who commission design and those who create it. Professional development of practitioners has been well catered for by industry bodies. DRIVENxDESIGN’s focus is to accelerate the development of those who commission design.

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