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Deadline nears for TechAward nominations

The deadline to nominate your favourite local technological innovation for Bermuda's annual TechAwards is Friday.

Individuals can be nominated in the categories: international innovation, local innovation, most innovative youth product, and new mobile application.

Previous winners include Bermuda Aerial Media, which won the local market innovation title in 2013. The company was launched that year by Connor Burns and EJ Burrows, and was the first to be granted an Aerial Work Certificate in Bermuda. The two engineers impressed the judges with their hi-tech drone helicopters and their potential for use in the agriculture industry.

They also competed in the International Future Argo Challenge at Industry Disruptors in Athens, where they were awarded the top prize and $7,000 in funding. Their subsidiary firm Skymatics, set up in Alberta, Canada, made history after launching the first sanctioned commercial drone flight in the Canadian province.

They have continued to develop applications for use in these industries and have recently been nominated for Product of the Year by Tecterra, a Canadian non-profit organisation.

The Department of ICT Policy and Innovation is presenting the TechAwards. Each nomination will be assessed by the TechAwards committee. The top five finishers in each category will be recognised during the awards presentation on November 1.

Nominations can be made by visiting www.techawards.bm

Past winners: Bermuda Aerial Media's EJ Burrows and Connor Burns, in 2013, the year they were winners in the TechAwards (File photograph)

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Published October 24, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated October 23, 2018 at 10:29 pm)

Deadline nears for TechAward nominations

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