Companies spanning areas including tech ford good, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence were recognised at the Scottish Tech Awards.
The winners of the awards have been announced, recognising some of Scotland’s finest tech sector talent.
Hosted annually by ScotlandIS, the 2022 Digital Tech Award winners demonstrated a marked dedication to tackling societal challenges and issues such as climate change.
Indeed, this year’s awards introduced a Climate Champion award, which was snapped up by Clearview Intelligence for its work developing a strong climate strategy.
Recognising Cyber Excellence
Celebrating the sector’s thriving scale-ups, Glasgow-based Barrier Networks was recognised as Scale-Up Business of the Year for its approach to cybersecurity and improving cyber resilience, an issue impacting more businesses and people in Scotland than ever.
Glasgow-based software company Clearview Intelligence scooped the Climate Champion award on the night; while fellow software company iOpt Limited took the Public Sector Innovation home with them.
With ScotlandIS’ latest technology industry survey showed, talent shortages continue to threaten the success of the sector. As such, recognising champions and vocal leaders across the industry is vital.
Karen Meechan, CEO of ScotlandIS said: “Each year we host these awards, the competition is fierce, and I’d like to congratulate our winners and runners-up on what was a challenging year for our judges.
“It’s particularly heartening to see how much the sector is contributing not only to the industry – with companies like Fyne Labs and FarrPoint – but also how the industry is championing issues that impact our everyday lives, with creative and impactful solutions to parts of the climate crisis straight through to cybersecurity.”
Meechan added: “I’d like to send special congratulations to this year’s Unsung Hero, Tommy Lawson, whose breadth and depth of knowledge, and ability to communicate to his students, shone through in his application – as did the respect and admiration his peers have for him.
“Talent is an ongoing challenge for our industry and it’s important to recognise the real champions we have working to inspire the next generation.”
Scottish Tech Awards 2022 | The Full Winner’s List
The full list of Scottish Digital Technology Award winners for 2022 is:
- Product/ Service Innovation: QueryClick
- Climate Champion: Clearview Intelligence
- Tech for Good: Good-Loop
- Open-Source Contribution: Fyne Labs
- Data Trailblazer: FarrPoint
- Public Sector Innovation: iOpt Limited
- Digital Tech Business of the Year – Start-up: loveelectric
- Digital Tech Business of the Year – Scale-up: Barrier Networks
- Digital Tech Business of the Year – Enterprise: xDesign
- Best Workplace of the Year: Appetite for Business
- Unsung Hero Award: Tommy Lawson