Oyster farming, koala tracking, and solar-powered bins were amongst the winners of the inaugural Australian IoT Awards 2017.
Presented at the conclusion of the Adapt Digital Edge Experience at the Marriott Hotel in Surfer’s Paradise, five category winners were acknowledged for their innovative IoT projects.
Judging the winners was extremely difficult, due the high standard of finalists – proving that IoT innovation in Australia across all fields is world class – but ultimately the judging panel decided on the following the category winners:
- The Yield - Sensing+ for Aquaculture (Primary Industry)
- Safety Ammo – The Smart Pinning Station (Secondary Industry)
- The Australian National University – Campus Water Monitoring System by WaterGroup
- Waverley Municipal Council – Bondi’s new solar bins (Government)
- Endeavour Veterinary Ecology – K-Tracker Koala Telemetry System by LX Group (Education & Research)
Choosing the overall winner was even more difficult, but after tallying up the judges' scores, The Yield’s Sensing+ for Aquaculture solution was crowned Australia’s IoT Project of the Year, narrowly edging out Endeavour Veterinary Ecology’s K-Tracker system.