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 open: Tuesday 2 May 2017

Applications close: Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 12pm AWST

For further information:


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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