Indigenous app developers, digital designers, entrepreneurs, online educators and virtual reality artists are just some of finalists for the inaugural Indigenous Digital Excellence Awards taking place in Sydney on 29 September. The IDX Awards are the centrepiece of the IDX initiative, a $5 million partnership between the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and Telstra Foundation, which focuses on building digital skills, entrepreneurship and opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities.

Yalanji man Luke Briscoe is a finalist for the Pathways and Employment category. The Founder of Indigi Lab is a leader in the Indigenous STEM and sustainable science space - creating projects for social and environmental change through digital culture and Indigenous sciences.