The 2018 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award has been won by an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer.

Tony Clark from Rising Sun Pictures was presented his award by Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy, Small Business, Philip Dalidakis.

The Awards which recognise entrepreneurship and long-serving leaders in Australia’s ICT communit were held as part of the ACS National Disruptors' Awards in Melbourne last week.

In other awards, the prestigious Pearcey Medal was presented to Dr Dennis Cooper who led the team at CSIRO that developed 802.11a WLAN (WiFi) technology.

Cooper was also inducted into the Pearcey Hall of Fame.

Joining him in the Pearcey Hall of Fame in 2018 was Emeritus Professor Robin Stanton and Dr Reg Coutts.

2018 State Pearcey Award Winners

ACT: the 2018 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Ken Kroeger on 4 September.

NSW: presented to Nick Molnar from Afterpay on 1 November.

QLD: won by Peter Laurie from Junta Pty Ltd on 10 October.

SA: presented to Tony Clark from Rising Sun Pictures on 28 August.

TAS: the 2018 Tasmanian Pearcey Award 2018 was presented to Dr Gary McDarby on 4 October.

VIC: awarded jointly to the co-founders of Rome2rio Bernie Tschirren and Michael Cameron on 28 August.

WA: awarded to Dr Mark Andrich as part of the WAITTA Incite Awards on 15 June.