Makers Empire was one of two SA companies awarded Start Up Company of the year at the South Australian 2015 IAwards in Adelaide yesterday. The other company was My Evidence.

Both companies are automatically entered into the national IAwards presented in August 2015.

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The national iAwards honours companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation and recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.

The key goal of the iAwards is to discover, recognise and reward the ICT innovations that have the potential to, or are already having a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale.

The iAwards are judged by the ICT industry, for the industry and provide achievements with public recognition that extends across the ICT sector to government, community and beyond. They are strongly focused on promoting essential relationships between the ICT industry and vertical business sectors in every field to promote the value of our industry where it counts most.

Jon Soong, CEO of Makers Empire, said, “We’re thrilled to win this award. Anyone who works in the ICT industry knows how rapidly the environment changes and quickly one needs to be able to adapt and innovate to survive, much less, thrive. So we are grateful and humbled by this recognition from our peers. Congratulations to the other SA winner, myEvidence, too. We look forward to attending the national Iawards in Melbourne in August.”

Makers Empire: Better learning by design

Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools include 3D modelling software, over 150 lesson plans aligned with international standards and professional development. With Makers Empire, engaged students learn how to solve real-world problems and make their world better.