How inventive have you been in the last 12 months? Applications for the WA 2017 Innovator of the Year program are now open.
Award winners will share in a prize pool of $145,000 to help commercialise their innovations, with the overall winner receiving a prize of $75,000. Finalists and semi-finalists will receive professional assistance in the form of pitch presentation training, one-on-one mentoring, financial forecasting and a legal health check to enhance their prospects of commercialisation. Finalists will also receive an edited video so they can showcase their innovations to the world.
Winners from last year include an electronic pain assessment tool, which utilises automated facial recognition technology, the world’s first fully automated 3D robotic bricklaying system, an industrial grade threaded nut combined with a rapid release mechanism, Flash flaming of seeds to improve land restoration, Instatruck: an on-demand truck matching service for customers’ with specific delivery requirements and owner/drivers who have delivery capacity. The ideas and winners are as diverse as our whole economy.
Applications for the 2017 WA Innovator of the Year Program are now open. Applications close at 12:00pm AWST on 6 June 2017.
2017 WA Innovator of the Year program details: