The WA Innovator of the Year program is a WA government initiative that highlights the most entrepreneurial minds and businesses in Western Australia.

Successful businesses and innovations benefit the broader community through the creation of:

  • new jobs
  • new industries
  • economic growth
  • export opportunities for Western Australia

This program aims to recognise outstanding participants who have successfully commercialised their ideas.

The 2021 Innovator of the Year Semi-Finalists

The sixteen semi-finalists for Innovator of the Year 2021 have been announced. Congratulations go to:

Rio Tinto Growth Category

• Metrolo Pty Ltd t/a Gridcognition – Digital twin for planning and optimising distributed energy projects
• Project Match Australia t/a MyPass Global –  Digital worker skills passport (MyPass)
Roofus Tools Pty Ltd – Roofus multi-purpose angle square
Terra15 Pty Ltd – Infrastructure monitoring for smart cities and mine sites

Rio Tinto Emerging Category

• Environmental Water Solutions Pty Ltd t/a Complete Home Filtration  – PFAS Filter – Attapure
• The University of Western Australia – Apricot – Advanced coronary artery assessment
• Vision Pharma Pty Ltd – VP-001 and VP-002 to treat inherited retinal diseases
• Whole Green Foods – Novel whole-food processing of plant-based ingredients and flavours

In addition to the eight program finalists, there are 12 finalists across the three Platinum Award categories. All category winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 3 November, 2021.

Business News ‘Great for the State’ – Platinum Award

Avicena Systems Ltd – Ultra-high throughput, accurate, rapid screening system for COVID
• Environmental Water Solutions Pty Ltd t/a Complete Home Filtration – PFAS Filter – Attapure
VeinTech – VeinWave: Right vein, first time, every time
• Vision Pharma Pty Ltd – VP-001 and VP-002 to treat inherited retinal diseases

Wesfarmers Wellbeing – Platinum Award

• Environmental Water Solutions Pty Ltd t/a Complete Home Filtration – PFAS Filter – Attapure
• The University of Western Australia – Apricot – Advanced coronary artery assessment
VeinTech – VeinWave: Right vein, first time, every time
VitalTrace Pty Ltd – A novel device for monitoring babies during child birth

Woodside Oil & Gas – Platinum Award

9 Tech Solutions Pty Ltd – NETAS Altilium hydrogen battery energy storage system
iRPM Pty Ltd – Innovative Reservoir Petrophysical Modelling
• Courses2Careers Pty Ltd t/a VooGlue – VooGlue App
Sapien Cyber Ltd – Building Management Systems Cyber Security

As part of an elite group of innovators, all finalists have access to valuable business advisory services and expert training in different areas of business development, including:

  • Legal advice
  • Pitch delivery
  • Digital and social media strategy
  • Mentoring

Emergination is proud to be part of IOTY 2021. As an experienced business coach and mentor, Justin will be providing mentoring to the finalists and semi-finalists.

Emergination’s business coaching and mentoring program provides individualised support and exclusive access to a host of online training tools. Business coaching helps business owners and leaders maximise the potential of their business, with guidance to seize opportunities to take their business to the next level.