New Industries Fund: WA Innovator of the Year

The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) awards outstanding Western Australian companies that have developed an innovative product, technology or service. Applications for 2022 closed on Tuesday, 31 May at 11am AWST.
Western Australia Innovator of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 IOTY 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.

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.

Apply for WA Innovator of the Year

Applications for the 2022 program are now closed. Finalists were announced in August this year, with winners to be published in December 2022.

Meet the 2022 Finalists

Congratulations to this year's WA IOTY finalists. 12 finalists were chosen in both the Rio Tinto Emerging and Rio Tinto Growth categories in 2022. In addition to the program finalists, there was a further 12 finalists across the three Platinum Award categories: Business News 'Great for the State', Wesfarmers Wellbeing and Woodside Energy. 

The winner of each category will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 5 December, 2022.

Prior to this event occurring, all finalists are invited to attend a suite of commercialisation training in topics such as accountancy, IP protection, a legal health check, social media and marketing, grant writing, pitching and more. They will also be involved in the production of a photography and/or videography package, to better promote their innovation. 

To discover more about last year's winners and finalists, please visit the dedicated 2021 WA IOTY Winners and Finalists page

Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation Category

Company Project Website
Ex Planta Pty Ltd Unlocking the power of synthetic biology - Isoflavonoids 2.0 www.explanta.com.au
Neurotologix Pty Ltd Remote patient monitoring for dizziness and vertigo www.neurotologix.com
Protective Pty Ltd Broken Neutral Protection Device www.protective.net.au
Speed Signature Describing running gait characteristics www.speedsignature.com
Walk to Beat Pty Ltd Smart Walking Stick for Parkinson's sufferers  www.walktobeat.co.uk
Xsights Digital Pty Ltd XIoT Health Tag for livestock health and welfare monitoring https://xsights.com.au

 

Rio Tinto Growth Innovation Category

Company Project Website
Assuro Bank guarantees and bonds made easy www.assuro.com.au
Heat Trap Solutions Pty Ltd Safety shower continuous recirculation technology www.heat-trap.com.au
Pixelcase Group Pty Ltd Aero Ranger - AI for vehicle management www.aeroranger.com
Sentient Hubs Dynamic Master Planning Platform www.sentient-hubs.com
Vedi (formerly known as VetDB) Powering veterinary care through trustworthy data and seamless technology https://vedi.io
Vitruvian Vitruvian Trainer+ https://vitruvianform.com

 

Business News 'Great for the State' Category

Company Project Website
Assuro Bank guarantees and bonds made easy www.assuro.com.au
Sentient Hubs Dynamic Master Planning Platform www.sentient-hubs.com
Vedi (formerly known as VetDB) Powering veterinary care through trustworthy data and seamless technology https://vedi.io
Xsights Digital Pty Ltd XIoT Health Tag for livestock health and welfare monitoring https://xsights.com.au

 

Wesfarmers Wellbeing Category

Company Project Website
Lixa Neo X, a platform technology mitigating antimicrobial resistant bacterial infections N/A
Neurotologix Pty Ltd Remote patient monitoring for dizziness and vertigo www.neurotologix.com
Triphasic Cardiac Pump Pty Ltd Triphasic blood pump for open heart surgery www.triphasic.com.au
Walk to Beat Pty Ltd Smart Walking Stick for Parkinson's sufferers  www.walktobeat.co.uk

 

Woodside Energy Category

Company Project Website
Axiom Sensing Autonomous Soil Gas Monitoring Unit for Energy Transition Industries N/A
FoundAt Pty Ltd FoundAt Augmented Reality Based Data Management www.foundat.com
Protective Pty Ltd Broken Neutral Protection Device www.protective.net.au
Sentient Hubs Dynamic Master Planning Platform www.sentient-hubs.com

 

Program Sponsors

Thank you to the 2022 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:

Primary Sponsor: Rio Tinto

Platinum Award Sponsors: Business News, Wesfarmers and Woodside Energy
Gold Sponsors: Biodesign Australia, CERI - The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation, Griffith Hack and Wrays
Silver Sponsors: Murfett Legal, Moore Australia, PwC

Page reviewed 11 August 2022