Wednesday, 23 May 2018 Sydney

Victoria’s innovative tech companies dominate at national iAwards::

Victorian digital technology companies have collected five awards for innovation in agriculture, health, education and social welfare at the 2016 National iAwards.

Melbourne-based AgriWebb received high accolades, winning both the iAward for the Industrial and Primary Industries category and also the award for Startup of the Year for the AgriWebb Notebook and Saleyard.

Other Victorian winners included InfoxchangeStarRez and LaTrobe University.

The national iAwards are Australia's leading awards program for recognising and rewarding Australian innovation.

They attracted 600 entries this year from startups, government, corporates and students from across the nation.

The iAwards are part of Victoria's first Digital Innovation Festival which will run until 9 September celebrating the talent and ideas that give Victoria's digital tech industry its distinctive edge.

Victoria is Australia's technology hub, with the industry generating more than A$34 billion in annual revenue, employing more than 83,000 people in around 8,000 companies and exporting A$3 billion annually.

The 2016 National iAward winners will continue on to the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards, held in Taiwan, Taipei on 2-5 December 2016.