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TechAwards invites nominations for 2019 titles

  • Innovation rewarded: winners of the TechAwards in 2017. Nominations are now being taken for this year’s awards (File photograph)

Nominations are sought for the 2019 TechAwards, which recognise Bermudian-based companies and products in four categories.

The deadline to make a nomination for best international market innovation, best local market innovation, most innovative youth project and most innovative mobile application, is September 30.

Nominations may be submitted through the TechAwards website at www.techawards.bm.

Once submitted by the public, the nominations are evaluated by the Tech Awards Committee. Those that meet the criteria are invited to present to a panel of judges from the ICT industry.

The top five finishers in each category will be recognised during the awards presentations, which will be held on October 14 as part of Bermuda Tech Week.

The Department of ICT Policy and Innovation has presented the Bermuda Technology Innovation Awards, otherwise known as TechAwards, since 2007.

Marisa Stones, director of ICT Policy & Innovation, said: “This year, the TechAwards will be held during Tech Week, allowing us to turn our collective attention to emerging and ground-breaking technologies and technological developments.

“As we celebrate innovation on the island in its various forms, I encourage the community to join the effort to recognise and celebrate those who are providing solutions and making our lives better thanks to technology.”

David Burt, the Premier, said: “Although Bermuda is a small island, we have a wealth of talent and a long history of innovation. The TechAwards celebrate those advancements and achievements of Bermuda residents and Bermuda-based organisations which have provided notable technology solutions to Bermuda and its residents.

“If you are aware of an innovative product or tool in Bermuda, I encourage you to submit a nomination for a TechAward.”

Submit nominations at the website www.techawards.bm