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The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence 2022 includes a six-month program that aims to highlight and celebrate the incredible talent and amazing products and services being produced by the Australian innovation ecosystem.

The InnovationAus Awards for Excellence include articles, podcasts and video aimed at highlighting the outstanding community of people and businesses that are building innovative new products and services and taking them to the world.

The awards will also celebrate winners in 13 categories that cover the broadest expanse of Australian achievement.

This all culminates with a 500-person gala dinner at The Cutaway, a spectacular new venue at the Barangaroo Reserve.

“These awards have been a revelation. Bringing together such an inspiring and energy-infused group of outstanding entrepreneurs and innovators really is a highlight for us at InnovationAus,” Corrie McLeod, the publisher and chief executive of, said.

“These people and their achievements need to be celebrated. The number and calibre of incredible people and companies that came through the award program last year was something that all Australians should be proud of.”

InnovationAus Awards for Excellence 2022 Categories:

  1. CreativeTech
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Defence and Defence-related Sovereign Capability
  4. Digital Health and HealthTech
  5. Energy & Renewables
  6. Food and AgriTech
  7. Industry 4.0
  8. Manufacturing Innovation
  9. Software Innovation
  10. Space, Earth Observation and Geospatial
  11. People’s Choice Award
  12. Translation Hero Award
  13. Australian Hero Award

The 2022 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence have been made possible with the support of our foundation sponsors: NSW Government, Verizon, Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC), Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), METS Ignited, and Mimecast.

Our partners so far for 2022 include the Australian Society for Computers and the Law, ANDHealth, CyRise, Robotics Australia Group, Spacecubed, and the UTS Startup Hub.

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