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  • Sebastian Pfautsch

National IoT Impact Awards Winner

In April, the SIMPaCT Team learned that the project was a finalist in the 2023 IoT Impact Awards in the following categories:

  • Smart Places and Infrastructure

  • Research

  • IoT for Good

The Awards are provided every year by IoTAA, Australia’s peak industry body of this sector. This year, the award ceremony was at the end of the IoT Impact Conference, held at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney. On the evening of 23 May, over a glass of bubbles, we learned that SIMPaCT won in two categories. Receiving the national Research Award was already amazing. But when we learned that among the more than 120 projects entered into the comp, SIMPaCT was coming out on top for the Best-of-the-Best Award IoT for Good, we were over the moon.

On stage receiving the Research Award from the IoTAA presenters. From centre to right: Kate Goss - Eratos, Andrew Tovey - Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sebastian Pfautsch - Western Sydney University.

It is not only fantastic that we received two awards of this calibre, but it is the combination of the award categories. The judges were impressed with elegant technical (safe!) solution and the enormous potential of SIMPaCT to create better living conditions for urbanites in Australia and indeed across the world. SIMPaCT has now been recognised and an outstanding example how we can combat the impacts of climate change on our cities.

A huge thank you to all the excellent project partners from academia and industry. Only our collaborative, outcome-focussed and cutting-edge work made winning these awards possible. CONGRATULATIONS SIMPaCT TEAM!!!

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