Innovation takes front seat

A SELECTION of promising tech start-ups from around Australia have been presenting their technologies as part of week-long celebration of innovation.

West Tech Fest has grown out of the annual OzAPP awards and is set up to encourage collaboration between developers and investors in the app space, featuring keynote speeches and events to facilitate a conversation around industry’s preparedness for the impact of new technologies.

The festival will have its last day on Wednesday, but not before it plays host to a demo day, designed to show off the years’ work for sustainable technology not-for-profit RIIT’s innovation program Unearthed.

The resources sector-focused program has connected more than 500 innovators to challenges from supporters such as Anglo American, Iluka Resources and the CSIRO this year alone, and has selected seven promising start-ups to introduce the...