A quick shout out from BlueScale to a few of the organisations involved in Indigenous Tech and Innovation during NAIDOC week 2021.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – including innovation and entrepreneurship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Check out these three great Indigenous organisations during NAIDOC week 2021:
Indigitek is a community of passionate people who are continuing a proud tradition of Indigenous innovation in STEM.
Founded in 2017, Indigitek is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to increase the participation and success of Indigenous people in the tech industry. Indigitek is made up of a community of passionate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people who are continuing a proud tradition of 80,000 years of innovation and entrepreneurship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A Canberra-based Indigenous company specialising in automation, artificial intelligence and change management.
Headed up by 2018 ACT Australian of the Year, Dion Devow, Indigimation uses cutting-edge, cognitive technologies to unlock value in businesses of all sizes. With professional design methods we help define where the repetitive, mundane and low value machine tasks can be eliminated so your people can focus on the high value human parts of their jobs. They redesign the way you work and streamline tasks, activities and processes using Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA is an emerging set of technologies that is driven by the recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Australia’s first Indigenous Edu-tech company, specializing in technology development and digital skills training.
Founded by Cabrogal Woman, Mikaela Jade from the Dharug-speaking Nations of Sydney in 2014, Indigital is Australia’s first Indigenous Edu-tech company, specializing in technology development and digital skills training in augmented and mixed realities, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things and geospatial technologies. Indigital’s mission is to close the digital divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, by providing a meaningful pathway for Indigenous people into the digital economy and the creation of future technologies. Together, we can use digital technologies to express 80,000 years of human knowledge for generations to come.
More Indigenous Tech and Innovation orgs can be found at this great list put together by ANU.
*Note that content has been copied or paraphrased from the organisations’ websites