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Congestion-busting software start-up snags prestigious technology award

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Australian innovator Staybil has been named merit recipient of the “Big Data Innovation of the Year” category at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) NSW iAwards, the nation’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.
Staybil, a startup company based at the new Sydney Startup Hub, was recognised for its ground-breaking technology that helps analyse and optimise workforces, greatly reducing their commute and travel time which leads to a raft of associated savings and benefits. Staybil has been receiving increasing recognition since it was founded last year for their novel approaches to reducing urban congestion.
Staybil Founder and CEO Richard Savoie said:
“Recognition at the iAwards is humbling and a testament that we are on the right track. Congestion is a plague upon cities and we can no longer simply throw more lanes and tunnels at it”.
The win comes at a time when congestion is a hot topic for both the government and the public. The recently released federal budget contains a $24 billion infrastructure package aimed at busting congestion country-wide – an addition to the many infrastructure and transport works already underway around the country. In contrast to traditional transport development, Staybil aims to take a “bottom up” approach by reducing the need for personal travel in the first place.
AIIA CEO, Rob Fitzpatrick, said: “Each year the awards shine a light on the exceptional achievements of those at the forefront of Australian innovation, and the projects shaping our modern economy. We’re proud to provide recognition and encouragement to people prepared to bring an idea to life, enabled by technology. Whether they’re in start-ups, the public sector, community services, academia, or private enterprise, small and large, the work of the finalists is an inspiration to us all.”
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Paul Towers is a passionate supporter of the Australian startup ecosystem and the Founder of Startup Soda. Originally, Startup Soda was solely a newsletter that helped curate the best content from the Australian startup community, more recently however it has turned into a media platform with the aim of improving coverage of Australian Startups, Founders and VC's.

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