The second annual Australian Smart Infrastructure Awards recognise technology-driven solutions to national infrastructure challenges.
Hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and presented alongside the awards will be presented alongside the National Infrastructure Awards on March 17, 2011.
There are two awards up for grabs: the Australian Smart Infrastructure Project Award for a technology based project; and the Australian Smart Infrastructure Research Award, which will provide a $25,000 grant for a research and development initiative.
Minister for Infrastructure, Anthony Albanese, said the awards were established to encourage innovative projects to address Infrastructure Australia’s national priority areas of broadband, cities, energy, international gateways, Indigenous infrastructure, rail freight and water.
In the inaugural Australian Smart Infrastructure Awards, VicRoads was honoured for its M1 Freeway Management System and the University if Wollongong’s Centre for Digital Ecosystems received a grant for their research proposal ‘Hybrid wireless journey capture in ticketless transport networks’.
For more information or to access a nomination form visit www.infrastructure.gov.au.
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