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Tech23 2011 is made possible by our generous sponsors, including:


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NSW Trade and Investment
NSW ICT - Enabling Innovation, Jobs and Growth

The NSW Government is supporting the growth of ICT in a number of ways including:

Research and development -

  • NICTA: NSW continues to support NICTA in working with targeted research, government, education, industry and domain partners, fostering strong cooperative relationships and developing opportunities in the ICT sector both nationally and internationally.
  • CSIRO: NSW has invested in the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation to help prove and demonstrate high speed broadband applications including in e-government, digital media and health.
  • Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre (CRC): NSW is a long-time supporter of the Smart Services CRC which focuses on digital innovations for the services sector.
  • Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CRC): NSW also supports this CRC which conducts applied research of relevance to the financial services industry, including to enhance capital market integrity and efficiency.

Startups -

  • StartUp weekend in Sydney, an event that brings together entrepreneurial teams over an intense 54 hours to build new technology businesses
  • MEGA - a training program to skill digital startups
  • Tech23 - 23 early stage companies presenting to industry panels with $150,000 prize money from NSW Trade and Investment.

Accelerating growth - the Australian Technology Showcase program promotes the best technology companies, helps validate their technologies in the marketplace, and supports companies in targeting export markets.

Collaboration with Industry - The ICT Collaborative Solutions Program helps industry to form collaborative consortia to develop innovative and new-to-market ICT solutions in key sectors that demonstrate the benefits of the digital economy.

Digital Sydney - a campaign to promote NSW and Sydney as the Asia Pacific's leading digital economy location.

CeBIT Australia - ongoing support for CeBIT Australia, the country's largest ICT exhibition, including the first Partner Country program between Australia and Germany in 2011.

For further information about doing business in NSW visit

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The Australian Technology Showcase

The Australian Technology Showcase (ATS) was created in the lead-up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and, to date, has helped over 700 Australian companies commercialise innovative products and build international markets across all technology areas.

In New South Wales the ATS has directly contributed to over AU$750 million in business wins for its members, including more than AU$400 million in export sales.

To gain admittance to the ATS, companies and their technologies are assessed by a panel of industry experts to determine whether their technology is genuinely innovative and has global market potential.

ATS members have access to a range of assistance, including promotion, showcasing and networking and business matching opportunities, and business support to develop local and export markets.

You can find out more about the ATS at our website


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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a completely new way to run virtually any business that uses technology. Since officially launched in 2006, AWS has enabled developers and hundreds of thousands of companies of all sizes across 190 countries easy access to AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Companies incur no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, turn capital expense into variable operating expense, pay only for what is used, add or shed resources quickly, free up scarce engineering resources from the undifferentiated heavy lifting of running their own infrastructure. AWS helps customers focus on work that truly differentiates their business, rather than worrying about the infrastructure. For more information, please refer:

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Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere on any device. More than 230,000 enterprises rely on Citrix to create better ways for people, IT and business to work through virtual meetings, desktops and datacenters. Citrix virtualisation, networking and cloud solutions deliver over 100 million corporate desktops and touch 75 percent of Internet users each day. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2010 was US$1.87 billion.



CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and the ICT Centre is CSIRO's hub for information and communication technologies (ICT) research. Our work is applied across the breadth of CSIRO's engagement with industry and society.

CSIRO collaborates with industries large and small, governments and other research organisations to develop globally applicable ICTs that meet industry needs.

CSIRO led the world creating fast wireless local area network technologies and the first six gigabit per second wireless link.

Much of our current research is focused on maximising the benefits of broadband for all Australians. From broadband enabling technologies that provide meaningful, symmetrical data rates beyond the fibre to broadband enabled technologies that facilitate provision of 21st century services, CSIRO is making a difference to the way people interact with services and each other.

We are founding partners in the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI), alongside the New South Wales Government and National ICT Australia (NICTA). ACBI is a national collaborative research initiative that will develop, demonstrate and evaluate applications and services that enable, and are enabled by, widespread availability of broadband.

The ICT Centre was established in 2003 to leverage the potential of ICT-enabled scientific innovation for all Australian industries, but we can trace our origins back to CSIRO's radiophysics research in the 1940s.

We currently have around 250 research staff spread across six sites in four states and one territory.

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The University of Technology, Sydney

Be inspired to envision the future.

Be motivated to drive change and innovate.

Be challenged and gain new business perspectives.

UTS: Information Technology is among the leaders of IT education in Australia. Our industry links are second to none with courses developed in consultation with industry, and providing a valuable combination of technical knowledge and practical experience.

We aim to foster relationships between the Faculty, its students and graduates, industry and business, and the community.

UTS: Information Technology students undertake Internships & Part-Time and Casual Employment with organisations ranging from start-ups to multinationals


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