The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence celebrates the translation of Australian ideas and research into commercial success and social impact across a broad range of categories.

Now in its fourth year, the ‘Oscars of the innovation sector’ – are back and bigger than ever!

 The famous gala dinner brings together guests from across government, industry, capital, research and professional services at a black-tie dinner, for a night of networking and celebrations.

Are you interested in getting involved in the 2024 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence?
If so, follow the links below!

Entries open for 2024

8 April 2024

Early bird entry period

8–21 April 2024

Entries close

7 June 2024

Finalists announced

August 2024

Gala Dinner, The Venue Alexandria, Sydney

14 November 2024

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“The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence are all about showcasing innovation and making sure it’s really at the forefront of policy around the future health and wealth of Australia.”

Bronwyn Le Grice

CEO and Managing Director, ANDHealth

“It’s fantastic that the InnovationAus Awards have focused so much on acknowledging the tremendous contributions to Australia and the global economy that are coming from the local innovation sector. It’s a first of its kind. I was grateful and humbled to win the Australian Hero Award in 2021 and we’re even prouder to have become a sponsor since then.”

Professor Michael Biercuk


“These Awards are really important; they are one of the few that recognise the talent of our startups and businesses turning great ideas into new prosperity, new economic complexity and things we need to do to be the future and the nation we want to be.”

Dr Cathy Foley

Australia’s Chief Scientist

“One of the big opportunities of the InnovationAus Awards is how government can be more than just a sponsor or provide grants to these organisations – we can take them up and use them as products inside the government.”

Chris Fechner

CEO, Digital Transformation Agency

“All the [Award] categories are so important and everybody being a part of that is tremendous. What does for this country is so important in terms of being able to showcase that.”

Dr Sarah Jones

CEO, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

“Congratulations on a fabulous event celebrating the nerdy scientists and engineers, the foundation of our society, and the technology media and journalists!”

Christian Ruberg

Future Digital manufacturing Lead, CSIRO

“The InnovationAus Awards brought together ingenuity, energy and ambition from some extraordinary people and organisations creating jobs, wealth and capability for Australia.”

Sussan Ley MP

Federal Deputy Leader of the Opposition

“Congratulations to for once again putting on a highly successful awards night that attracts an amazing crowd from Australia’s tech, science, innovation and commercialisation sectors.”

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Manager of Opposition Business in the House, Shadow Minister for Government Services and the Digital Economy, and Shadow Minister for Science and the Arts

Interested in being a 2024 partner?

The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence is a seven-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.