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.

Objectives

In accordance with the New Industries Fund, the objectives of the IOTY program are 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;
  • engage communities throughout Western Australian regions in innovation; and
  • promote job creation and economic diversification in Western Australia.

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.


2018 WA Innovator of the Year Finalists

Mitsubishi Corporation Emerging Innovation Category

Company  Innovation
OncoRes Medical Pty Ltd OncoRes Medical
udrew PTY LTD Automated construction planning and approvals
EAST METROPOLITAN HEALTH SERVICE Putting on a New Thinking Cap
The University of Western Australia Noisy Guts Project
Advanced Transmission Systems Holdings Ltd Universal Continuously Variable Transmission

 

Mitsubishi Corporation Growth Category

Company  Innovation
chemo @ home Pty Ltd Administering chemotherapy to cancer patients- in their home
Definitiv International Pty Ltd Definitiv
Coplin Corp Pty Ltd KodeKLIX – STEM curriculum aligned digital techonology teaching system

 

Woodside Oil & Gas Encouragement Award

Company Innovation
Balconi Pty Ltd Balconi Smart Torch - Global Live
University of Western Australia Mobile NMR Water Analyzer
The University Of Western Australia Avoiding Hydrocarbon Freeze-out during LNG Production
TOKN Trading Pty Ltd TOKN - enabling legacy systems to be used off mobile devices

 

South32 Technology & Innovation Encouragement Award

Company Innovation
TOKN Trading Pty Ltd TOKN - enabling legacy systems to be used off mobile devices
Definitiv International Pty Ltd Definitiv
Sustainable Platform Pty Ltd Sustainable Platform 
Work Metrics Pty Ltd Workplace AI

 

Business News 'Great for State' Encouragement Award

Company  Innovation
The University of Western Australia The Noisy Guts Project
Advanced Transmission Systems Holdings Ltd Universal Continuously Variable Transmission
Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd New class of broad spectrum antibiotics tackling global superbug threat
OncoRes Medical Pty Ltd Micro-elastography: imaging touch on the micro-scale

 

DXC Digital Innovation Encouragement Award

Company  Innovation
Indicina Pty Ltd SWAN Systems - Scheduling Water and Nutrients
Formalytics Holdings Pty Ltd MyKicks by Formalytics
Balconi Pty Ltd Balconi Smart Torch - Global Live
udrew PTY LTD Automated construction planning and approvals

 

WA Young Innovator of the Year

School Name  Innovation
Sacred Heart College AusTrailia
Como Secondary College Skill Box 
Cecil Andrews College PLASTIGO

 


2018 WA Innovator of the Year Semi-finalists

Mitsubishi Corporation Emerging Innovation Category

Company  Innovation
OncoRes Medical Pty Ltd Micro-elastography: imaging touch on the micro-scale
Resonance Health Ltd FerriSmart
udrew PTY LTD Automated construction planning and approvals
Advanced Transmission Systems Holdings Ltd Universal Continuously Variable Transmission
EAST METROPOLITAN HEALTH SERVICE Putting on a New Thinking Cap
What the Doctor Said Pty Ltd What the Doctor Said
Balconi Pty Ltd Balconi Smart Torch - Global Live
The University of Western Australia The Noisy Guts Project
Glenrowan Enterprises Pty Ltd Goodfit - Feet sizing
Formalytics Holdings Pty Ltd MyKicks by Formalytics

 

Mitsubishi Corporation Growth Category

 

Company  Innovation
Coplin Corp Pty Ltd KodeKLIX – STEM curriculum aligned digital techonology teaching system
Industrial Automation Group SmartPark Control for Local Governments
Definitiv International Pty Ltd Definitiv
Sustainable Platform Pty Ltd Sustainable Platform
M3B LABS PTY LTD Jugglr - empowering local mums to work on their own terms
chemo @ home Pty Ltd Administering chemotherapy to cancer patients- in their home

 


Thank you to the 2018 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:

Principal Sponsor

Mitsubishi Corporation
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Encouragement Award Sponsors

Woodside logo
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South 32 Logo
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BN
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DXC
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Gold Sponsors

iPrep Logo
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Wrays Logo
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Silver Sponsors

Watermark
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Murfett Legal logo
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Enterprise
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