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Let us recognise and celebrate your achievements…and open doors to future opportunities

The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence celebrates outstanding performance in the commercialisation of innovative Australian ideas and IP. Since our inaugural program in 2021, the Awards has evolved into an exciting platform that shines a spotlight on the creators and companies underwriting the future of Brand Australia.

Entries are now open at an entry cost of $150+GST per entry.

Want to enter the same or different IP in another category? There’s a 50% discount for multiple entries.

Entries close 11.59pm, Monday 19 June 2023. 

Main entry period

Monday 17 April — Monday 19 June

Entry deadline

Extended to 19 June

Finalists announced

Late August

People's Choice voting commences


Gala Dinner

Wednesday, 1 November


The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence celebrates great Australian companies commercialising their ideas and intellectual property.

Now in its third year, the 10-month-long Awards program highlights the national success stories in research translation that drive social impact outcomes.

Entry costs are $150+GST per entry.

Want to enter the same or different IP in another category? There’s a 50% discount for multiple entries.

For a taste of last year’s program, read all the news coverage, watch the highlights video below or relive all the best moments here from the night of nights for Australian innovation

Night of Nights, VIP Event, Media Wall, Networking, Dinner, Winners.


“We don’t have to wait for someone else offshore to think of the next solution to our problems. Thank you to to giving a platform for us all to recognise that.”

The Hon Ed Husic

Minister for Industry and Science

“We need to celebrate great people and great organisations. keeps on giving and growing as a real positive influence for all innovation entrepreneurs in Australia.”

David Thodey

Chair of Xero and Tyro Payments, lead Non-Executive Board Director of Ramsay Health Care and former Chair of CSIRO

“The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence is all about sharing the success of our innovative businesses, and helping shape the future of our nation.”

Katie Knight

Interim CEO, Investment NSW

“The focus has brought to the innovation agenda - The Awards, the Innovation Papers and the continued policy discussion and debate - is of national significance. This community thanks you for your leadership.”

Rob Le Busque

Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific at Verizon

Sponsors & Partners

To be announced

Interested in being a 2023 sponsor?

The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence is a 10-month program of news, podcasts, videos, events, publicity and social media amplification of the Australian heroes in our sector.

The Awards represent a significant branding opportunity – to become a central pillar in the innovation community.

We invite you to join us as a partner to align your brand with an impactful initiative that creates a legacy for Australia’s innovation ecosystem.


We would like to thank the following organisations who are supporting the InnovationAus Awards for Excellence and will help spread the word to their networks.