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.

 

2019 WA Innovator of the Year 

Congratulations to the 2019 IOTY Winners. Watch their videos and learn about all of the winners and finalists here.

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

Overall Winner

Mining and Process Solutions Pty Ltd

GlyLeach: Environmentally friendly metal extraction of copper and gold

www.mpsinnovation.com.au

 

Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation Category Winner

The University of Western Australia

Weed Chipper: Site specific weed control for large-scale cropping

www.uwa.edu.au

 

Rio Tinto Growth Category Winner

Steadycorp Pty Ltd

Patented Vertical Bike Racks which have revolutionised bike storage worldwide

www.steadyrack.com

 

Woodside Oil and Gas Platinum Award Winner

South32 Technology & Innovation in Mining Platinum Award Winner

Business News 'Great for the State' Award Winner

TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd

Roborigger

www.tensaequipment.com.au

 

DXC Digital Innovation Platinum Award Winner

iSOL8 Pty Ltd

iSOL8 - A digital lock out tag out isolation system

www.isol8.systems

 

WA Young Innovator of the Year

Seton Catholic College

Collective Care

 

 

Congratulations to the 2019 IOTY Finalists:


Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation Category

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

Alerte Digital Health Pty Ltd

Automated, real-time ECG analysis, diagnosis and reporting platform

www.alertedh.com

 

iSOL8 Pty Ltd

iSOL8 - A digital lock out tag out isolation system

www.isol8.systems

 

The University of Western Australia

Converting Broome nacre to synthetic bone material for human implant

www.uwa.edu.au

 

The University of Western Australia

Weed Chipper: Site specific weed control for large-scale cropping

www.uwa.edu.au

 

Rio Tinto Growth Category 

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd

 

Roborigger

 

www.tensaequipment.com.au

 

DS Business Services Pty ltd T/A Arility

 

Arility

 

www.arility.com

 

Steadycorp Pty Ltd

 

Patented Vertical Bike Racks which have revolutionised bike storage worldwide

 

www.steadyrack.com

 

Mining and Process Solutions Pty Ltd

 

GlyLeach: Environmentally friendly metal extraction of copper and gold

 

www.mpsinnovation.com.au

 

Woodside Oil & Gas Platinum Award

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

Chironix PTY LTD

 

Metis

 

www.chironix.com

 

Renergi Pty Ltd

 

Renergi grinding pyroliser

 

www.renergi.net

 

The University of Western Australia

 

CryoSolid Sensor: Rapid Detection of Solid Freeze-out in LNG Production

 

www.uwa.edu.au

 

TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd

 

Roborigger

 

www.tensaequipment.com.au

 

South32 Technology and Innovation in Mining Platinum Award

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

iSOL8 Pty Ltd

 

iSOL8 - A digital Lock Out Tag Out isolation system

 

www.isol8.systems

 

Conjecture Pty Ltd

 

Conjecture System Identification - Machine Learning on Industrial Processes

 

www.systemident.com

 

Four Flags Pty Ltd

 

Electronic blast hole measuring and recording device "DipStick"

 

 

TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd

 

Roborigger

 

www.tensaequipment.com.au

 

Business News "Great for the State" Platinum Award

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

The University of Western Australia

 

CryoSolid Sensor: Rapid Detection of Solid Freeze-out in LNG Production

 

www.uwa.edu.au

 

DS Business Services pty ltd T/A Arility

 

Arility

 

www.arility.com

 

TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd

 

Roborigger

 

www.tensaequipment.com.au

 

Steadycorp Pty Ltd

 

Patented Vertical Bike Racks which have revolutionised bike storage worldwide.

 

www.steadyrack.com

 

DXC Digital Innovation Platinum Award

Company Name

Project Title

Website

DS Business Services pty ltd T/A Arility

Arility

 

www.arility.com

iSOL8 Pty Ltd

iSOL8 - A digital Lock Out Tag Out isolation system

 

www.isol8.systems

Power Ledger Pty Ltd

Peer to Peer Energy Trading Platform

 

www.powerledger.io

Genvis Pty Ltd

Milli - AI powered home security

 

www.genvis.co

 

YIOTY

Congratulations to the 2019 WA Young Innovator of the Year Finalists:

Company Name

Project Title

School Name

Program

 

Aris Bicycle Systems

 

Aris Bicycle Systems

Trinity College

Innovation Institute

 

Collective Care

 

A platform assisting in the care/communication of elderly loved ones

Seton Catholic College

Just Start IT

 

The Helios Team

 

My Helios

Shenton College

Innovation Institute

 

NextVax

 

NextVax

Sacred Heart College

Just Start IT

 

Congratulations to the 2019 WA Young Innovator of the Year Semi-finalists:

Company Name

Project Title

School Name

Program

 

Twill

 

Twill

 

Penrhos College

 

Just Start IT

 

Gatho

 

An all-in-one social media platform.

 

Aquinas College

 

Just Start IT

 

HomeBox

 

HomeBox

 

Como Secondary College

 

Just Start IT

 

Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation Category

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

Alerte Digital Health Pte Ltd

Automated, real-time ECG analysis, diagnosis and reporting platform

www.alertedh.com

 

iSOL8 Pty Ltd

iSOL8 - A digital lock out tag out isolation system

www.isol8.systems

 

Chironix PTY LTD

Metis

www.chironix.com

 

The University of Western Australia

Converting broom nacre to synthetic bone material for human implant

www.uwa.edu.au

 

CPC Engineering Pty LTD

CPC Trac Skirt System

www.cpcengineering.com.au

 

Lazcath Pty Ltd

OCT Enhanced cardiac ablation catheter for atrial arrhythmias

 

 

The University of Western Australia

Weed Chipper: Site specific weed control for large-scale cropping

www.uwa.edu.au

 

Dr C Hill

Bougie and Endotracheal Tube Connector Device

 

 

Rio Tinto Growth Category

Company Name

Project Title

Website

 

TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd

 

Roborigger

 

www.tensaequipment.com.au

 

DS Business Services Pty ltd T/A Arility

 

Arility

 

www.arility.com

 

Atamo Pty Ltd

 

Pyrethroid Surface Sampling System

 

www.atamo.com.au

 

Robotaka Pty Ltd

 

Western Australian designed therapy robot for aged care

 

www.robotbuddy.com.au

 

Gelavo Pty Ltd

 

Gelavo - Avocado based frozen dessert, food waste utilisation

 

www.gelavo.com.au

 

Steadycorp Pty Ltd

 

Patented Vertical Bike Racks which have revolutionised bike storage worldwide

 

www.steadyrack.com

 

Mining and Process Solutions Pty Ltd

 

GlyLeach: Environmentally friendly metal extraction of copper and gold

 

www.mpsinnovation.com.au

 

Jack Developments Pty Ltd

 

Wrap'd - Eco friendly and fully reusable silicone wrap holder

 

www.wrapd.com.au

 

For further information:

Penny Harker
Program Manager, Science and Innovation, 
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
penny.harker@jtsi.wa.gov.au
(08) 9222 0749

Follow WA IOTY on twitter to keep up to date @WA_IOTY

 


Thank you to the 2019 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:

Primary Sponsor

Rio
Website

Platinum Award Sponsors

Woodside
Website
South 32 Logo
Website

 

BN
Website

 

DXC
Website

 

Gold Sponsors

iPrep Logo
Website

           

Wrays Logo
Website
CERI
Website

Silver Sponsors

Watermark
Website

           

Murfett Legal logo
Website

  

Moore Stephens
Website