InnovationAus Awards 2023: Last day for nominations

James Riley
Editorial Director

We are down to the wire, the final day for accepting nominations for the 2023 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence. You have until midnight tonight, Monday 19 June, so get your skates on.

The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence 2023 are a six-month program of promotion run via the publishing platform and culminates in the best night of networking on the calendar.

The event brings together all of the smart, interesting entrepreneurs and engineers, researchers and financiers from across the different sectors, from manufacturing to space, AgriTech to defence, and cyber to renewables.

All finalists in this Awards will be profiled in the pages of The finalists will all receive tickets to black-tie gala at Sydney’s famed Hordern Pavilion on November 1.

And all finalists will also be invited to a VIP pre-dinner drinks event to mix and mingle with the nation’s best entrepreneurs and innovators, and to meet the InnovationAus 2023 Awards patrons, Australia’s Chief Scientist, and business leader David Thodey.

“A lot of our reporting is focused on policy iteration or covering parliamentary hearings and the like. But the InnovationAus Awards program gives us the opportunity to give the best of Australia’s researchers and entrepreneurs and CEOs the kind of recognition and plaudits that they deserve,” Ms McLeod.

The entry process for the InnovationAus Awards is a straight-forward online application. It is not onerous, and entries are judged at arms’ length from the editorial team. You can meet our esteemed panel of judges here.

For the first time, the program includes two categories for individuals: The Paul Shetler Disrupter of the Year Award, and the Innovation Leadership Award. Details for these nominations (or self-nominations) carry no cost of entry. All other entries are priced at $150.

The Awards for Excellence Categories in 2023 are:

  • The Paul Shetler Disrupter of the Year Award
  • Innovation Leadership Award
  • Creative Technology and Software
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defence, Dual-Use Technology and Space
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Food & AgriTech
  • GovTech Project, Product or Service
  • HealthTech
  • Industry 4.0
  • Manufacturing Innovation
  • Software Innovation
  • Translation Hero Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Australian Hero Award

For further details of categories and judging criteria, please go to the InnovationAus Awards for Excellence website. You can get in touch with the organisers at The online entry process is not onerous, is not massively time consuming.

Good luck to everyone who has put an entry in. We will look forward to meeting you all at the Awards dinner on November 1.

Do you know more? Contact James Riley via Email.

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