New Industries Fund: WA Innovator of the Year

The WA Innovator of the Year awards outstanding Western Australian companies that have developed an innovative product, technology or service.
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Image of Linda Dawson, Peter Klinken, Stephen Dawson and Neil Freeman at the WA Innovator of the Year 2023 awards ceremony

The WA Innovator of the Year 2023 winners have been announced! Meet our finalists at the WA Innovator of the Year 2023 winners page.

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 Western Australia Innovator of the Year (WAIOTY) Awards 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.

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.

WA Innovator of the Year 2023

Applications for the 2023 program are now closed. 

This year, the program has seen an increased prize pool of $220,000, to be shared across the available categories, with the overall Innovator of the Year winner to be awarded $100,000.

Meet our finalists and learn about their exciting innovations on the WA Innovator of the Year 2023 finalist page.

Program Sponsors

Thank you to the 2023 Innovator of the Year program sponsors: