The inaugural Technology Scale-up Awards have officially launched, with headline sponsors including Hamilton Locke, Moelis Australia, Grant Thornton, Ansarada and MacMillan Trade Marks. The awards, which will be hosted virtually, celebrate disruptive Australian technology businesses that demonstrate high rates of growth, as well as innovation, integrity, contribution to community and sustainable growth.
Ian Renwood, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, one of the judges for the Awards, said he was particularly excited to see the nominations this year.
“Technology has always moved quickly, however it’s moved even faster due to COVID and social distancing. Being able to engage, monitor, track and transact remotely has seen some amazing innovations come to the fore,” said Ian Renwood.
“The timeliness of the Awards, opened just days after the Federal Government announced their Digital Economy Strategy – and a vision for Australia to be a leading digital economy by 2030 – hasn’t been lost. All companies will need to be digitally enabled. And the start-ups and innovators in this space now will help forge the path for what is possible for all facets of how we live and work,” finished Ian Renwood.
Eligible applicants will have been in operation for two or more years and have annual revenue between AUD $3 million and AUD $25 million, having been founded in Australia or with majority Australian ownership. This excludes nominations in the ‘One to Watch’ category, for which the minimum turnover requirement is AUD $500,000 to $3 million. Nominations will be assessed by an independent panel of judges.
Categories for the awards include:
- Scale-up of the Year Award (awarded to the overall winner of the industry categories)
- FinTech Award
- EdTech Award
- AgTech and FoodTech Award
- Business and Professional Services Award
- Health, Life Sciences and BioTech of the Year Award
- Sustainability and CleanTech Award
- One to Watch Award.
Nominations are now open and applications will close on Wednesday, 14 July. Nominate or apply here.