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 2023 Innovator of the Year Finalists

The 12 finalists for Innovator of the Year 2023 have been announced. Congratulations to the following finalists:

Rio Tinto Growth Category

Innovation Energy Solutions – Autonomous Solar Cleaning Robot (ASCR)
• Leisure Technologies Pty Ltd – WiTi products for use on towable RVs (recreational vehicles)
Portable PPB Pty Ltd – detectORE™
Camp Connect Pty Ltd – Co Connect App
Digital Matter – ‘Hawk’ plug-and-play IoT sensor
SpaceDraft – SpaceDraft, ‘space and time’ platform that empowers complex planning and logistics goals and tasks through enhanced visualisation in various contexts

Rio Tinto Emerging Category

• ClearDrum Pty Ltd – ClearDrum prosthetic eardrum
Virex Pharma – Inhaled nanoemulsion formulation for treating viral respiratory diseases – GlyXine
• Cytophenix Pty Ltd – Diagnostics platform that enables precision personalised pathology for patients with bloodstream infections causing sepsis
• OMNI Industry Pty Ltd – World-first non-invasive hydration measurement
• EarBuddy Pty Ltd – EarFlo for young children who suffer from chronic ear infections and restoring their hearing
LubDub Technologies – Revolutionize heart care by making it accessible, convenient, and life-saving

In addition to the 12 program finalists, there are 12 finalists across the three Platinum Award categories. All category winners will be announced at an awards ceremony soon.

Business News ‘Great for the State’ – Platinum Award

• EarBuddy Pty Ltd – EarFlo for young children who suffer from chronic ear infections and restoring their hearing
• Reliis – Developed a new liquid drug formulation to treat agitated delirium
• Cytophenix Pty Ltd – Diagnostics platform that enables precision personalised pathology for patients with bloodstream infections causing sepsis
• Koodaideri Innovation and Technology – Remote adjustment of hydraulic systems, removing technicians from potentially hazardous situations associated with live equipment – HydraTune

Wesfarmers Wellbeing – Platinum Award

• EarBuddy Pty Ltd – EarFlo for young children who suffer from chronic ear infections and restoring their hearing
Inspiring Holdings Pty Ltd – Effective spacer (reservoir) capacity to all forms of current inhalation drug delivery devices – Universal Spacer System (USS)
• ClearDrum Pty Ltd – ClearDrum prosthetic eardrum
Customa Pty Ltd – CustomaEAL, patient-matched personal stomal device, taking the customisation process out of the ostomate’s hands
Virex Pharma – Inhaled nanoemulsion formulation for treating viral respiratory diseases – GlyXine

Woodside Oil & Gas – Platinum Award

Innovation Energy Solutions – Autonomous Solar Cleaning Robot (ASCR)
• OMNI Industry Pty Ltd – World-first non-invasive hydration measurement
SpaceDraft – SpaceDraft, ‘space and time’ platform that empowers complex planning and logistics goals and tasks through enhanced visualisation in various contexts
Clear Carbon Pty Ltd – cloud based, digital climate technology platform for accounting and reporting with a 90% plus accuracy – Clear Carbon

Emergination is proud to be part of the Innovator of the Year program. Justin will provide mentoring sessions to the finalists this year.


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.