Australian IoT Awards

2021 IoT Overview

The deadline for entries has closed. The 2021 Australian IoT Awards winners will be announced here at 1pm on November 9.

What are the IoT Awards?

The IoT Awards are the official awards program of IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA), the peak Australian Internet of Things (IoT) industry body, and IoT Hub.

The awards recognise that real-time data is increasingly important to Australian industry, government and citizens. It’s assisting our response to crises and enabling industry to compete internationally. The awards aim to shine a spotlight on Australian IoT achievements within this scope.

In 2020, the awards attracted more than 100 entrants from government, industry and academia. They included government data sharing initiatives, projects that used IoT to monitor people movement in Melbourne and Perth during the pandemic, a Wi-Fi rollout encompassing hundreds of NSW Health sites, and a university program that aimed to change education about cyber-physical systems. Watch the 2020 Awards presentation 

Why enter?

  • Become an alumni of Australia's premier IoT Awards program
  • Receive recognition from your industry peers if your entry is a finalist or winner in the online awards ceremony
  • If your entry is a finalist, it will be covered by IoT Hub (which is read by thousands of subscribers)
  • All winners and finalists will receive a brand pack containing the awards logo to use on their social profile, email signature etc.

What can you nominate for an award?

There are IoT Awards categories recognising work (such as projects, research, advocacy, collaborative initiatives, skills development, legislation, policy and other work), platforms and services, and people.

To be eligible, the nominated activity must have occurred during the 2020–21 financial year. If your achievement spans multiple years, please specify what was achieved during the 2020–21 financial year. Judges will focus on achievements in the 2020–21 financial year.

Entries are open to local and international organisations but must focus on Australian activities and outcomes to be eligible. This includes work done in Australia by local or overseas entities, or work done overseas by an Australian entity. International products can be entered by an Australian local distributor or value-added reseller.

You may submit multiple entries.

What are the award categories?

This year, there are new categories for achievements in the infrastructure and construction sector, and achievements in IoT interoperability, security, data use and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Nominations are accepted in the following categories:

  • Smart Cities Award (sponsored by Taoglas)
  • Food & Agribusiness Award (sponsored by KPMG)
  • Water Award (sponsored by Suez)
  • Energy Award (sponsored by IoT Skills Australia)
  • Transport Services Award 
  • Manufacturing Award (sponsored by Bosch)
  • Infrastructure & Construction Award
  • Health Award
  • Interoperability by Design Award (sponsored by Reekoh)
  • Secure IoT Award
  • Smart Data Use Award(sponsored by The Urban Institute)
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Action Award
  • IoT Champion Award

What are the awards criteria?

See the entry form for more information.


The awards are judged by a panel including members of the IoTAA, guest judges and the IoT Hub editorial team.

When is the deadline for entries?

The deadline for entries has closed. 

Announcement of finalists and winners 

Finalists will be announced on October 25, 2021.

Winners will be revealed here in an online ceremony at 1pm on November 9.


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