The 2017 Good Design Awards winners were announced earlier this month by Good Design Australia.

The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design; including business model innovation, social innovation and design entrepreneurship.

This year, there was a tie between two finalists for the Good Design Award of the Year: Aurecon’s Flood Resilient and Accessible Ferry Terminals and Chrometoaster’s Game of Awesome.

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Aurecon is a registered trade mark in Australia and has a patent pending for their modular bridge invention. Chrometoaster is a registered trade mark in New Zealand.

‘Both [projects] demonstrate excellence in design, innovation and creativity in two very different forms, and are a testament to the exceptional design expertise of products, services, designs and concepts that are available in the Australian market,’ said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia.

He noted that the awards had attracted innovative entries from across the globe, with an incredibly high standard of submissions this year.

Best Overall winners include Tonsley for Architectural Design, Deloitte for Digital Design and VoteLocal for Social Innovation.

The full list of entries and winners is available at Good Design Australia.

IP Australia is proud to partner with Good Design Australia for the second consecutive year. As part our partnership, we’ve compiled several case studies and blog posts to help creative entrepreneurs develop an IP strategy:

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  • Have you developed a brand? Protect it with a registered trade mark. You can learn about trade markssearch for existing trade marks and apply for a trade mark.
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  • If you’re an entrepreneur or start-up our IP – your business edge magazine helps steer you through how protecting your IP can help grow your business.
26 June 2017