The Innovation Hero Award program recognises people who bring great ideas to life, and the role they play in driving economic and social progress.
It recognises Australian-based people or teams that successfully develop a new technology into a commercial product or service and who create great benefit for Australia. The program covers the whole spectrum of engineering and technology commercialisation in Australia.
Previous winners range from people at the cutting edge of academic physics and engineering who have successfully commercialised their discoveries, through research scientists and engineers in industry who have solved major problems, to serial inventors and entrepreneurs whose products have made a difference to everyday lives.
If you know, work with, or know of someone who meets the criteria to be recognised as an Innovation Hero, please let us know right away.
The simplest way to nominate an Innovation Hero is using our online nomination form.
The final date for nominations for this year’s awards has been extended to Friday 28 August, 2015. The awards will be presented at our Innovation Lecture Series later in the year.
Previous years’ Innovation Hero Awards have been won by a range companies, including start-ups and household names:
View details of all previous Innovation Hero Award winners