CQUniversity Australia

Eidos Institute Network and CQUni lauded in Australian Business Awards  

Media Contact: Samantha Dean P: 07 3009 7900 M: 0431922161

For Eidos Institute's Network members and participants like CQUniversity, the think-tank has long been a byword for innovative practice and community impact.  Now it's official, with Eidos Institute taking out top honours in the Australian Business Awards 2012, in the categories of Innovation and Community Contribution

The awards specifically recognise the Eidos Network's achievements in international development through the growth of its South African Network, the creation of public policy dialogue through a National Conference Series, and its work bringing together the private, public and academic sectors around project-based initiatives.

PhotoID:12831Click here to View/Download full-sized ImageLINK HERE  for award details or  LINK HERE for details on Eidos

The prestigious and comprehensive awards program, established in 2005, engages with leading corporate, government and non-profit organisations across key industry segments, including financial, manufacturing, professional services, energy, telecommunications, construction, transport, healthcare, education, food services and retail.

Entries are assessed using specific criteria via an established set of business and product award categories, benchmarking the full spectrum of organisational performance and product management to identify the industry leaders for each award category and industry classification.

The awards raise the bar across all aspects of quality management and provide organisations with ways to review their business performance and identify their core strengths.

Eidos Institute CEO Professor Bruce Muirhead said the awards reflected the substantial investment the organisation had made in leveraging the power of networks to enact social and political change.

"The Eidos Institute works on the premise that the voice of a collective is more powerful than a single entity," he said.

"These awards are an important validation for our Network members that our methods for encouraging public policy dialogue and deep thinking around policy issues are influencing change".

Congratulating the Eidos Network, Tara Johnston, Program Director, The Australian Business Awards said: "These types of accolades don't come easily - they are underpinned by vision and leadership, both of which require a clear dedication to research and development.

"Despite a challenging business environment locally and abroad, this year's participants in The Australian Business Awards remain steadfast in their commitment to innovation and excellence," Ms Johnston said.

"We're proud to promote the models of business and product excellence in addition to highlighting contributions to the community and sustainability initiatives with these leading organisations and to publicly honour their achievements.

"There was unparalleled breadth and depth in this year's entries, highlighting the economic stability of Australia and stamping it as the ‘clever country' for progressive projects, investment, enterprise ventures and workplace practices. Across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, the 2012 winners of The Australian Business Awards are innovative, agile and truly ‘best in class'."