2018 WA Innovator of the Year – Overall Winner – $75,000

Grand prize open to WA applicants who developed an outstanding innovative product, technology, process or service that clearly demonstrates an economic, social or environmental benefit to Western Australia. The winner of this award will be chosen from all the entrants to the 2018 Emerging Innovation Category and 2018 Growth Category listed below.

2018 Emerging Innovation Category (pre-revenue) – $25,000

Open to WA applicants with an ABN or ACN who have developed their innovation from an original concept and have some form of intellectual property (IP) protection or rapid route to market. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how the innovation has an economic, social or environmental benefit to Western Australia. This category is for applicants that have not generated revenue from the innovation.

2018 Growth Category (post-revenue) – $25,000

Open to WA applicants with an ABN or ACN who already have an existing innovation and have some form of IP protection or are relying on a rapid route to market strategy. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how the innovation has an economic, social or environmental benefit to Western Australia. This category is for applicants that have generated revenue from the innovation.

2018 Woodside Oil and Gas Encouragement Award – $10,000

Awarded to a WA applicant that has developed an outstanding innovative product, technology, process or service that is relevant to the Oil and Gas industry.

Please note: the Woodside Oil and Gas Encouragement Award cannot be entered separately. Applications must be submitted and proceed through the usual process and comply with the same eligibility criteria for the category awards.

To be considered for this award you need to indicate via a tick box on the online application form under the Encouragement Awards tab.

South32 Technology & Innovation in Mining Encouragement Award – $10,000 

Awarded to a WA applicant that has developed an outstanding innovative product, technology, process or service that contributes to the digital transformation of the Mining industry.

Please note: the South32 Technology & Innovation in Mining Encouragement Award cannot be entered separately. Applications must be submitted and proceed through the usual process and comply with the same eligibility criteria for the category awards.

To be considered for this award you need to indicate via a tick box on the online application form under the Encouragement Awards tab.

The Business News Great for the State Encouragement Award – Advertising, Subscription and Promotion to the value of $10,000 

Awarded to a WA applicant that has developed an outstanding innovation which raises the profile of WA and contributes to developing WA's reputation as an innovative and pioneering state.

Please note: the Business News Great for the State Encouragement Award cannot be entered separately. Applications must be submitted and proceed through the usual process and comply with the same eligibility criteria for the category awards.

To be considered for this award you need to indicate via a tick box on the online application form under the Encouragement Awards tab.

DXC Digital Innovation Encouragement Award – $10,000 

Awarded to a WA applicant that has developed an outstanding innovative product, technology, process or service that truly contributes to the digital transformation of the industry.

Please note: the DXC Digital Innovation Encouragement Award cannot be entered separately. Applications must be submitted and proceed through the usual process and comply with the same eligibility criteria for the category awards.

To be considered for this award you need to indicate via a tick box on the online application form under the Encouragement Awards tab.