InnovationAus Awards: Early entries close at midnight!

James Riley
Editorial Director

The early bird entry deadline for the 2022 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence closes tonight, Monday May 9, at midnight, so if you’re doing something great, or if there is a company out there doing smart things that you admire, then get you entries in. Pronto.

The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence is a six-month program that aims to highlight and celebrate the incredible home-grown innovators produced in Australia. You have until midnight Monday May 9 to get your early bird entries in and save some early bird bucks.

The final deadline for entries to these awards is June 20, 2022. Finalists will be announced in September and the winners unveiled at a 500-person black-tie commercial disco-inspired gala on November 17.

Over that six-month period, we will be shining a spotlight on these entrepreneurs, researchers and social impact champions and highlighting the products and services they have brought to the nation.

Early bird to save early bucks

So, this is a call to arms. We encourage encourage you to put yourself forward (or to nominate someone else or another company that you believe is deserving of public recognition for outstanding work).

Don’t be shy. Australians can be guilty of underplaying their greatness. Don’t do this. We want you to nominate so that your peers will have the opportunity to roll you in glitter, push you out onto a stage and shine a spotlight on you.

The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence are a six-month program of articles, podcasts and video aimed at highlighting the outstanding community of people and businesses that are building innovative new products and services and taking them to the world.

“These awards have been a revelation. Bringing together such an inspiring and energy-infused group of outstanding entrepreneurs and innovators really is a highlight for us at InnovationAus,” Corrie McLeod, the publisher and chief executive of, said.

“These people and their achievements need to be celebrated. The number and calibre of incredible people and companies that came through the award program last year was something that all Australians should be proud of.”

InnovationAus Awards for Excellence 2022 Categories:

  1. CreativeTech
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Defence and Defence-related Sovereign Capability
  4. Digital Health and HealthTech
  5. Energy & Renewables
  6. Food and AgriTech
  7. Industry 4.0
  8. Manufacturing Innovation
  9. Software Innovation
  10. Space, Earth Observation and Geospatial
  11. People’s Choice Award
  12. Translation Hero Award
  13. Australian Hero Award

The 2022 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence have been made possible with the support of our foundation sponsors: NSW Government, Verizon, Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC), Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), METS Ignited, and Mimecast.

Our partners so far for 2022 include the Australian Society for Computers and the Law, ANDHealth, CyRise, Robotics Australia Group, Spacecubed, and the UTS Startup Hub.

Do you know more? Contact James Riley via Email.

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