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TechAwards seeks nominations

Hitch: the taxi app is a previous TechAwards winner

Organisers of the TechAwards are asking the public to nominate the best home-grown technological innovations.

Previous winners include Hitch’s mobile taxi reservation app, Trunomi’s identity encryption platform, MediaMine’s Official Hollywood Walk of Fame mobile app, Gorham’s iOS mobile apps, the Code 441 Hackathon, and the Bermuda Football Association mobile app.

This is the tenth year of the Bermuda Technology Innovation Awards, run by the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation within the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs.

Nominations are sought for Bermuda’s best in technology in four specific categories: International Innovation of the Year, Local Innovation of the Year, Most Innovative Youth Project of the Year, and Most Innovative New Mobile Application.

The TechAwards Committee evaluates each nomination and submits those that meet the criteria to a panel of industry-specific judges who then interview qualified nominees.

The top five in each category will be recognised during the tenth-anniversary TechAwards celebration.

Walter Roban, the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, said: “Technology is a dynamic pillar of support for Bermuda’s ongoing development in multiple fields including health, education, commerce and tourism.

“Because of the annual TechAwards, efforts to enrich the daily lives of our citizens and residents through problem-solving technologies are publicly acclaimed and far more widely recognised.”

Jamahl Simmons, Minister of Economic Development, said the Bermuda Economic Development Council would support TechAwards, as it had done for the past four years, as technology was important in the advancement of entrepreneurship.

“Accordingly, the TechAwards have become a signature part of Global Entrepreneurship Week which is celebrated in November,” Mr Simmons added.

To nominate innovations, from now until October 31, log on to www.techawards.bm