New Industries Fund: WA Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year (IOTY) awards outstanding Western Australian companies that have developed an innovative product, technology or service.

The Western Australian Government is committed to raising the profile of innovation in WA and supporting the delivery of government initiatives to advance the growth of our innovation-based industries.

The WA Innovator of the Year program has showcased innovative and entrepreneurial individuals, businesses and creative minds since 2006. The program has benefited many of those who have participated as well as the broader community of WA.

The program is a valuable initiative, which provides support to innovators and entrepreneurs across WA.

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2021 Finalists Announced

Congratulations to this year's eight WA IOTY finalists across both the Rio Tinto Emerging and Rio Tinto Growth categories.

Rio Tinto Growth Category

Company Project Title
Metrolo Pty Ltd t/a Gridcognition Digital twin for planning and optimising distributed energy projects 
Project Match Australia t/a MyPass Global Digital worker skills passport (MyPass) 
Roofus Tools Pty Ltd Roofus multi-purpose angle square
Terra15 Pty Ltd Infrastructure monitoring for smart cities and mine sites

Rio Tinto Emerging Category

Company Project Title
Environmental Water Solutions Pty Ltd t/a Complete Home Filtration PFAS Filter - Attapure
The University of Western Australia Apricot - Advanced coronary artery assessment
Vision Pharma Pty Ltd VP-001 and VP-002 to treat inherited retinal diseases
Whole Green Foods Novel whole-food processing of plant-based ingredients and flavours

In addition to the eight program finalists, there are 12 finalists across the three Platinum Award categories.

All category winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 3 November, 2021.

Business News 'Great for the State' - Platinum Award

Company Project Title
Avicena Systems Ltd Ultra-high throughput, accurate, rapid screening system for COVID
Environmental Water Solutions Pty Ltd t/a Complete Home Filtration PFAS Filter - Attapure
VeinTech VeinWave: Right vein, first time, every time
Vision Pharma Pty Ltd VP-001 and VP-002 to treat inherited retinal diseases

Wesfarmers Wellbeing - Platinum Award

Company Project Title
Environmental Water Solutions Pty Ltd t/a Complete Home Filtration PFAS Filter - Attapure
The University of Western Australia Apricot - Advanced coronary artery assessment
VeinTech VeinWave: Right vein, first time, every time
VitalTrace Pty Ltd A novel device for monitoring babies during child birth

Woodside Oil & Gas - Platinum Award

Company Project Title
9 Tech Solutions Pty Ltd NETAS Altilium hydrogen battery energy storage system
iRPM Pty Ltd Innovative Reservoir Petrophysical Modelling
Courses2Careers Pty Ltd t/a VooGlue VooGlue App
Sapien Cyber Ltd Building Management Systems Cyber Security

2021 WA Innovator of the Year

Applications for the 2021 program closed at 11am, Monday 10 May 2021.

Please continue to monitor this page and follow @WA_IOTY on Twitter to keep up to date for future news. 

Objectives

In accordance with the New Industries Fund, the objectives of the IOTY program are to:

  • promote and acknowledge the success of Western Australian innovators;
  • encourage co-support from industry for promotional activities;
  • activate and strengthen industry-government research collaborations;
  • engage communities throughout Western Australian regions in innovation; and
  • promote job creation and economic diversification in Western Australia.

Program sponsors

Thank you to the 2021 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:

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Page reviewed 22 July 2021