Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s top tech hub was enhanced as Melbourne hosted the 2019 Australian Technologies Competition Awards.

The Awards recognise some of our nation’s best and brightest technology innovators.

The event, sponsored by the Liveability Victoria International, identifies and accelerates tech scale-up projects with the greatest global potential. The awards, opened by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio, also supports emerging technologies through accelerator workshops and mentoring.

Five men pose in front of an Australian Technologies Competition banner, man in centre is holding an award

NSW-based OPEC Systems was named Technology Company of the Year for its tech solution to removing toxic PFAS firefighting contaminants from soil and water, while Victoria’s Aspire won the Circular Economy Award for its online marketplace that matches businesses with potential remanufacturers, purchasers or waste recyclers.

More information about the event and the winners is available on the Australian Technologies Competition website.​