AIIA iAwards launches the 'Biggest Pitch' in innovation


By Amy Sarcevic
Thursday, 07 May, 2020


AIIA iAwards launches the 'Biggest Pitch' in innovation

Australian innovators will have the chance to compete for cash investment, mentorship and other expert services, as part of the newly announced Biggest Pitch contest, hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).

Entrants for the Biggest Pitch — a revamped version of the iAwards — will have to impress judges via a three-minute video pitch, in place of the traditional award entry process.

A panel of 50 judges from across the country will assess innovations on their impact, uniqueness and overall value proposition, among other factors.

AIIA Chief Executive Ron Gauci said he is looking forward to seeing what promising new solutions are in the works.

“Some of the very best innovations have come from times of great challenge, and our pursuit of identifying and acknowledging innovation is very important right now.

“That’s specifically what the iAwards does — it is the recognition and celebration of Australian innovation in times of uncertainty,” he said.

Given the current economic climate, entry for the contest will now be free for all businesses, start-ups, enterprises, organisations and students.

Pitches can be submitted via the AIIA website.

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