Congratulations to all our 2023 InnovationAus for Excellence winners!

Sydney-based BluGlass, an ASX-listed company commercialising breakthrough semiconductor manufacturing technology, took out two of the awards, including the ultimate accolade, the Australian Hero Award, as well as the Defence, Dual-Use Technology & Space Award.

A black-tie dinner at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, the Gala provided the opportunity for 460 of Australia’s tech ecosystem to network and celebrate. Award Patrons for a third year, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO, and the chair of Xero and Tyro Payments and former CSIRO chair and Telstra chief, David Thodey AO, joined Senator the Hon Tim Ayres, Federal Assistant Minister for Trade and Assistant Minister for Manufacturing, and The Hon Anoulack Chanthivong MP, NSW Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, to celebrate the companies and individuals at the forefront of Australia’s innovation ecosystem.

The InnovationAus 2023 Awards for Excellence were supported by: Investment NSW, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Australian Computer Society, Technology Council of Australia, Agile Digital, METS Ignited, CSIRO, TechnologyOne, Q-CTRL, and IP Australia.



Entries open for 2024

March 2024




“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

Interested in being a 2024 partner?

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.

Industry Supporters

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.