2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards Winners

Congratulations to the five winners in the 2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at the Department of Human Services Design Hub on 26 July 2017 with Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, presenting the awards.

Click here to view the transcript of the Minister's speech.


(above) view a 3 minute highlights video of the Award Ceremony.

(above) the Award Ceremony at the DHS Design Hub

Winner: Category 1 - Innovative Solutions
RENEWABLE ENERGY REVERSE AUCTIONS

ACT GOVERNMENT

A novel policy to promote renewable energy investment; the ACT became the first Australian jurisdiction to use a reverse auction process to provide guaranteed revenue and certainty for generators.  The process provides financial security to renewable electricity generators to ensure projects are highly bankable and delivery risks are well managed.

(above) the ACT Government, winner of the 'Innovative Solutions' award.

Winner: Category 2 - Culture and Practice
'ON'

CSIRO

‘ON, powered by CSIRO’ is the only national accelerator custom designed for publicly funded research teams with a laser focus on helping them to develop the entrepreneurial skills and capacity to convert their great science and technology research into real-world outcomes – at pace.

(above) CSIRO, winners of the 'Culture and Practice' award.

Winner: Category 3 - Digital and Data
MARITIME ARRIVALS REPORTING SYSTEM (MARS)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES

MARS is the first fully online system for ensuring in-coming vessels meet biosecurity regulations to minimise the risk of pests and diseases entering Australia. This innovative system has been widely embraced by the international shipping industry.

(above) the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, winner of the 'Digital and Data' award.

Winner: Judges' Award
DIGITAL FIRST CAPABILITY

DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

The development of an innovative online briefing system has transformed the way the Department briefs the Prime Minister, breaking down barriers to collaboration by allowing the Prime Minister and his advisors to get information, ask questions and receive answers in real-time.

(above) the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, one of the judges' award winners.

Winner: Judges' Award
FINANCE TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Working towards becoming a truly transformative agency, Finance has embarked on an exciting journey. Staff have been challenged to think differently and allowed to build, test and refine new processes and products. By leveraging capability, mobility, new technology and design thinking every day, the department is changing – inside and out.

(above) the Department of Finance, one of the judges' award winners.

Additional Photos

Additional photos of the Awards Ceremony are provided below. Please contact IPAA if you require high resolution copies of any of the photos.

    

(above) IPAA ACT President Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM - judges' representative Andrew Metcalfe AO.


        

(above) Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science - cutting the Innovation Cake.


(above) The innovative Innovation Awards trophies, developed by the team at Questacon.


(above) Minister Sinodinos with the team from the ACT Government.


(above) Minister Sinodinos with the team from the CSIRO.


(above) Minister Sinodinos with the team from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.


(above) Minister Sinodinos with the team from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


(above) Minister Sinodinos with the team from the Department of Finance.

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