See yourself as a gamechanger?

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

Early bird entries open Monday, 3 April 2023

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.

Why enter in 2023

You know you’re the best in your field so receive the recognition and brand exposure that comes with being a 2023 InnovationAus winner

Find opportunities for future collaboration on research and innovation with those ‘in the room’

Receive valuable feedback from our two panels of esteemed judges – amazing individuals who are passionate about tech innovation

Network with the whole Australian innovation ecosystem and have a celebration thrown in your honor

Build face-to-face relationships with investors, government, customers and VC

Celebrate with your team at a black-tie event in Sydney

And, finally, receive a winner’s package to promote your accolade throughout the year ahead



Early bird entries open

Monday, 3 April 2023

Main entry period

Monday, 17 April to Tuesday, 2 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.

The Awards are an exciting platform that recognises the creators and companies underwriting the future of Brand Australia.

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

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.