Call for Submissions for the inaugural Australian Innovation Awards at the Australia American Chamber of Commerce Australia Day Gala in San Francisco

The Australia Day Gala is an annual event presented by the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with G’day USA. This uniquely Australian event is attended by San Francisco’s leading business and tech executives and provides an opportunity for networking while enjoying the best of Australian entertainment, food, and wine.

In 2017, the Australia Day Gala is set to outdo all previous years as we celebrate the 35th Anniversary. To mark this occasion, we have created two Australian Innovation Awards that will be presented to a company and individual who have shown a commitment to Australian Innovation. These awards will be presented at the gala alongside the Ambassador Bill Lane “Spirit of Australia Award.

The Innovation Awards will be presented to a company and individual that are considered to have exemplified innovation and advanced the environment and culture for innovation in Australia.

There are two categories open for nomination:

  • ·         Company
  • o   Advance the environment and culture for innovation in Australia
  • o   Company history that demonstrates excellence and proven impact in their market
  • o   An innovation driven start-up with a connection to Australian
  • ·         Individual
  • o   Advance the environment and culture for innovation in Australia
  • o   Participation in an innovation-based business that demonstrates excellence in its field
  • o   Proven impact in their field of work

Applications are due by Monday 12th December and should be submitted to Dawn Lillington, Executive Director of the Australian American Chamber of Commerce by email at dawn@sfaussies.com. This award will be judged by the Australian American Chamber of Commerce Committee and the following distinguished panel.

 

  • ·         Mr. Chris Oldfield, Australian Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner
  • ·         Mr. Gower Smith, CEO Swyft Inc.
  • ·         Ms. Robyn Denholm, Board Member – Tesla & ABB.
  • ·         Mr. Andrew Roberts, CEO Ephox
  • ·         Mr. Sam Chandler, CEO Nitro
  • ·         Mr. Antony Ritch, COO Westfields Lab
  • ·         Mr. Shane Wall. Chief Technology Officer, HP Inc.
  • ·         Mr. Kurt Glaubitz, General Manager PGPA – CAPEP, Chevron

Applications should be no longer than a double-sided A4 sheet and should detail the three criteria for the award being nominated. Please also make sure that the name of the applicant, contact information and award type. Please feel free to include photos and links to videos or websites.

Successful applicants will be notified on January 6th, 2017 and award benefits are detailed on the following page.

If you have any additional questions, Dawn can be contacted at +1 415 485 6718 or by email at dawn@sfaussies.com.

 

Company

  • ·         Two mentor conversations with Dr. Larry Marshall – CEO CSIRO, Australia
  • ·         One HP Business Product Package (laptop & printer)
  • ·         (One) 6 Week drop in Hot Desk located at Bespoke @ Westfield San Francisco Centre
  • ·         4 VIP Wine Reception tickets and Premium Event Seating
  • ·         Logo in Collectable Event Program and acknowledgement as award recipient
  • ·         Opportunity to share company and product information in the innovation space
  • ·         Logo branding on the stage screen loop

Individual

  • ·         Two mentor conversations with Dr. Larry Marshall – CEO CSIRO, Australia
  • ·         One HP Business Product Package (laptop & printer)
  • ·         (One) 6 Week drop in Hot Desk located at Bespoke @ Westfield San Francisco Centre
  • ·         2 VIP Wine Reception tickets and Premium Event Seating
  • ·         Name in Collectable Event Program and acknowledgement as award recipient
  • ·         Opportunity to share more about who you are in the innovation space
  • ·         Logo branding on the stage screen loop
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