The Western Australian government is committed to raising the profile of innovation in Western Australia and supporting the delivery of government initiatives to advance the growth of the State’s innovation based industries.

The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) program has showcased innovative and entrepreneurial individuals, businesses and creative minds since 2006. The program has benefited many of those who have participated as well as the broader community of Western Australia.

The WA Innovator of the Year program, is a valuable initiative which provides support to innovators and entrepreneurs across our State.

Young Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year and Just Start It programs have formed a collaboration to  identify a Young Innovator of the Year Award recipient.  Teams participating in Just Start It will have the opportunity to apply for the Young Innovator of the Year.  Details will be made available to participating teams through the Just Start It program.

The WA Innovator of the Year program aims to:

  • promote and acknowledge the success of Western Australian innovators;
  • encourage co-support from industry for promotional activities;
  • activate and strengthen industry-government research collaborations; and
  • engage communities throughout Western Australian regions in innovation. 

Applications opened: Tuesday 2 May 2017

Applications closed: Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 12pm AWST

2017 WA IOTY Awards Ceremony: Wednesday 1 November 2017. Registrations at 6:30pm for 7pm start - 10pm close AWST

For further information:

penny.harker@jtsi.wa.gov.au 


2017 Finalists

Mitsubishi Corporation Emerging Category

Innovation Company
Safescape Edge Protector Bortana Pty Ltd (trading as Safescape) 
The FAST way to choose the right antibiotic University of Western Australia 
Ethylene blockers for reducing postharvest losses in fresh fruit, vegetables and other horticultural produce Curtin University
MozTrack WesTech Alliance
Innovative real-time nodule bacteria identification technology for legumes MALDIID Pty Ltd

 

Mitsubishi Corporation Growth Category

Innovation Company
BankVault.com GoPC Pty Ltd
Rocks Gone Reefinator Rocks Gone Pty Ltd 
DRUMBEAT Quest Holyoake

 

Woodside Oil & Gas Encouragement Award

Innovation Company
3D Mineral Scanner Reservoir Rock Technologies
Mobile Microgrid™  Eteknology Pty Ltd 
Ovass Geospatial Platform Ovass Pty Ltd 
OzQube Overwatch  Picosat Systems Pty Ltd

 

South32 Designing for Excellence Award

Innovation Company
Safescape Edge Protector Bortana Pty Ltd trading as Safescape 
emapper - an environmental management platform using remote sensing data to monitor and manage minesite rehabilitation Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd
Shutdown Maintenance Optimisation Onesun Pty Ltd 
Predictive Data for Preventative Measures in Safety & Mental Health Tap into Safety

 

Young Innovator of the Year

Innovation School
Gunkies Bunbury Cathedral Grammar 
TOLKA Como Secondary College
Truck Away Penrhos College

2017 Semi-finalists

Mitsubishi Corporation Emerging Category

Innovation Company
ClearVue PV ClearVue Technologies Ltd
Safescape Edge Protector Bortana Pty Ltd (trading as Safescape) 
The FAST way to choose the right antibiotic University of Western Australia 
Ethylene blockers for reducing postharvest losses in fresh fruit, vegetables and other horticultural produce Curtin University
MozTrack WesTech Alliance
Mobile A.I. Health Platform Alerte Digital Health Pty Ltd
Ovass Geospatial Platform Ovass Pty Ltd
Innovative real-time nodule bacteria identification technology for legumes MALDIID Pty Ltd

 

Mitsubishi Corporation Growth Category

Innovation Company
BankVault.com GoPC Pty Ltd
Predictive Data for Preventative Measures in Safety and Mental Health  Tap into Safety 
Zoodata Inspect Zoodata 
Rocks Gone Reefinator Rocks Gone Pty Ltd 
ActivePort - Building for Change ActivePort Pty Ltd 
Rate My Space - Human insights to buildings Rate My Space Pty Ltd
DRUMBEAT Quest Holyoake
SpacetoCo - Space sharing for everyone SpacetoCo Pty Ltd

Thank you to the 2017 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:

Principal Sponsor

Mitsubishi Corporation

 

 

 

 

Encouragement Award Sponsors

Woodside logo     South 32 Logo

 

Gold Sponsors

Business News logo iPrep Logo

 

Silver Sponsors

Murfett Legal logo

Enterprise First logo

 Watermark Logo Wrays Logo

 

 

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