Continual innovation is critical. As the always-on customer becomes the dominant demographic in society and culture, making sure innovation and the pace of change keeps up with consumers is crucial.

As PwC’s Digital Change services, innovation is at the forefront, with our collaborations with New South Wales Transport and our app venture, AskU, being two prime examples of this in motion.

These examples have been recognised as key efforts in Australian innovation: This week both projects were praised by the Australian Business Awards, and awarded winners in the Innovation and Product Innovation categories.

John Riccio, Partner and Leader of PwC’s Digital Change services, said the awards highlight the ongoing need for innovation.

“PwC’s Digital Change is thrilled to have been recognised as innovation leaders at the Australian Business Awards. Our ventures with Transport for New South Wales and AskU are important examples of how collaboration and open information are leading to better business solutions.

As the digital economy continues to thrive and Australia becomes more connected to the world, constant innovation is critical. We’re confident our success with Transport for New South Wales and AskU will continue with all of our partners and clients.”

The Australian Business Awards are an international awards program, designed to honour “organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and commercial success”.

The ABA noted the PwC App Hot House as an example of innovation in progress, noting the project led to a “significant improvement to the commuter experience, with the winning apps downloaded accessed four million times over the first three months”.

“The App Hot House model now forms the basis of PwC’s Open Innovation initiative that is being adopted by leading financial institutions, health insurers, and government departments country-wide to accelerate innovative outcomes.”

Read more about the Transport for New South Wales project here.