Seeing Machines wins Technology and Innovation Award
Canberra, 4 December 2019 – Seeing Machines was announced winner of the 2019 Technology and Innovation Award at the 57th Australian Export Awards dinner held on Tuesday at Parliament House, Canberra. Seeing Machines, recognised for its safety monitoring across a range of transport sectors, was considered a significant contributor of artificial intelligence (AI) powered technology solutions that are enhancing safety across the automotive, commercial transport and aviation sector.
“This is a really significant award and recognition for our company, both internally and externally, and is crucial in elevating the value that our technology can add,” said Paul McGlone, CEO of Seeing Machines. “The future looks very bright as global regulatory and government bodies focus on improving safety by mandating a range of technologies in order to reduce road accidents, starting from as soon as 2022 in Europe. The Seeing Machines driver monitoring technology has been singled out as a required technology and we look forward to leveraging that momentum all over the world and here at home.”
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham highlighted that this year’s awards recognise the enormous contribution exporters make to Australia with the 94 finalists employing over 34,000 Australians generating more than $7.8 billion in export sales.
“This year’s award winners are from the city, outback and bush, and span a range of sectors from businesses exporting designer mattresses, essential oils, aerospace parts, animation services and underwear,” Minister Birmingham said.
Thirteen businesses from around Australia have been awarded for their outstanding export achievements including the 2019 Australian Exporter of the Year – Populous – for their work in sport and entertainment venue design.
Exports create more Australian jobs and make a huge contribution to Australian economy. Businesses that export hire 23 per cent more staff, pay 11 per cent higher wages and have labour productivity that is 13 per cent higher than non-exporting firms.
Austrade Chief Executive Officer, Dr Stephanie Fahey says the Australian Export Awards offer an opportunity to recognise the success of Australian businesses in taking their produce, products, technology and services to the world.
“The 57th Australian Export Awards, co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recognises and honours Australian companies engaged in international business who have carved out opportunities in a highly competitive global trading environment through their creativity, determination and leadership,” concluded Dr Fahey.