A new wave of innovations is about to be uncovered, with applications for the 2012 Tropical Innovation Awards to open tomorrow.
Now in its third year, the Tropical Innovation Awards bring together government agencies, corporate sponsors, industry experts and innovators to share ideas and take them to the next level. Cash prizes provide an extra boost to the awards winners.
The 2012 Tropical Innovation Awards will be launched by Mayor Bob Manning in his first official duty at the helm of the Cairns Regional Council.
“The awards have helped to launch local products on to the world stage and the first two years have unearthed some quality inventions with unlimited potential,” Cr Manning said.
“Having been involved with a previous awards application, I know the work that goes into creating and establishing a new product and the pride you take in showcasing it to your peers.
“The awards offer networking opportunities, product exposure and the chance to develop an innovation in a commercial capacity.”
The launch will be hosted by Cairns business guru Andrew Griffiths and feature previous award finalist Mark Geddes, who will officially launch his Indepth Ultimate iPhone Case.
This year, there are six categories: Emerging Innovation, Established Innovation, TNQ Award for entrants residing in the Far North, Youth Award, People’s Choice Award and Innovation of the Year.
Applications will be received until September 17, with judging to take place later that week. Public judging for the all-important People’s Choice Award will open in October.
The awards presentation evening will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre on November 30.
For more information on award categories, how to apply, the awards night or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.tropicalinnovationawards.com
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