Queensland tech companies receive trade accolades

Friday, 21 October, 2016

Queensland tech companies receive trade accolades

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards have recognised SmartCap Technologies, Typefi Systems and Opmantek for their excellent contribution to the state’s trade output.

Annually, exporters make a significant contribution to the Queensland economy, with goods exports worth $47 billion in the last financial year according to the latest figures.

SmartCap Technologies was the recipient of the Exporter of the Year Award for its wearable device, designed to monitor fatigue. The business aims to save as many lives as possible by creating the most accurate and reliable products in the fatigue space.

Typefi Systems received the Small Business Award for its single-source automated publishing software that helps people around the world publish their content faster and in more formats. The platform allows users to take a single-source document and automatically render it in over 30 formats for print, online and mobile in less than three minutes.

Meanwhile, the Digital Technologies Award went to Opmantek for its software, which provides critical network performance to IT teams. It assists in detecting faults, reviewing current and historical data, and predicting where future failures may occur.

Representing Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, state Development Minister Anthony Lynham congratulated all businesses that made it into the finals.

“These awards acknowledge the significant achievements that exporters have made to improving the state’s economic activity and boosting jobs,” Lynham said.

“Queensland’s businesses have the innovation, expertise and professionalism to take on international markets, and it is important that we recognise their hard work and determination to succeed.

“For example, Maroochydore-based Typefi Systems has come out of nowhere to win the Small Business Award, which is a significant achievement for a regional entrant.”

The CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA), Lisa McAuley, said it was an honour to manage a state-wide competition where nominees secure their reputation on the world stage.

“We are seeing more and more new companies that are exporting their goods and services with excellent results, and now is the time to focus on how we can help build on Australia’s trade capabilities, and encourage more companies to look at the global opportunities that are opening up,” said McAuley.

The awards were held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Image credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Feng Yu

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