Digital entrepreneurship for social inclusion

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Publication Date: 
December 2018
Case study from: Australia's Tech Future

University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure Facility

The partnership between the University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure Facility and Briometrix has developed a crowd-sourced, real-time mapping system using Internet of Things and advanced data analytics to provide wheelchair users with greater freedom of movement. Users will be able to track journeys, log key features of physical environments, and access interactive maps.


Remarkable is Australia’s first accelerator providing funding, mentorship and master-classes to disability-focused start-ups. As of October 2018, Remarkable’s 16-week accelerator program has supported a total of 19 ventures whose technologies have a strong potential to positively impact the life of people with disabilities.

Ask Izzy

The Ask Izzy mobile website provides access to a directory of over 360,000 services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including where to find food, legal advice, health services and accommodation. Since it was launched in early 2016, Ask Izzy has fulfilled more than 1.5 million searches, helping thousands of people access the help they need.

Submission to the Digital Economy Strategy Consultation paper by Internet of Things Alliance Australia, NOVEMBER 2017