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.
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.
How to Apply
Further information is available in the Applicant Information and it is a requirement that all applicants read this document.
Application in 2018 is online via the IOTY Applications Platform https://waioty.awardsplatform.com/
Applications open: Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 9am AWST
Applications close: Monday 4 June 2018 at 11am AWST
Note: You will not be able to access the IOTY Applications Platform until applications open on 2 May 2018.
Applicant Information Sessions
Monday 7 May 2018, 9:00am - 10:30am
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,
Room 601, Level 6, 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, 6004.
Tuesday 8 May 2018, 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 301, Building 34 (Gold Building), ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, 6027.
Note: To register to attend an applicant information session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thank you to the 2018 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:
Encouragement Award Sponsors
Applications & Awards
Winners and Finalists
- 2017 Winners and Finalists
- 2016 Winners and Finalists
- 2015 Winners and Finalists
- 2014 Winners and Finalists
- Previous Winners and Finalists