New Industries Fund: WA Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year 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.


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.

2021 WA Innovator of the Year

Applications for the 2021 program will open at 9am, Tuesday 13 April and close 11am, Monday 10 May 2021.

Before starting an application, please read the Program Guidelines to ensure you are eligible and watch the applicant information video below. 

Complete your application through the online portal: 

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

Program sponsors

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

a group of logos from the sponsors



Page reviewed 12 April 2021