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InnovationAus Awards 2021: Here’s the list of winners

The inaugural InnovationAus Awards 2021 winners have been announced. The winners in 11 categories were presented during a black-tie gala event at Circular Quay’s Sydney Cove Passenger Terminal.

The InnovationAus Awards celebrate creativity and innovation throughout Australia’s technological, scientific, and innovation ecosystems, with some of Australia’s most innovative and resourceful companies competing alongside industry heavyweights.

The event also featured ministerial addresses from Industry Minister, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, and Shadow Industry Minister, Ed Husic.

The following are the winners of the first InnovationAus Awards for Excellence 2021:

Deep technology company, Baraja won under the Advanced Manufacturing category. The company has reinvented LiDAR for self-driving vehicles. Other finalists under the category were 3ME Technology, Bodd, Marinova Pty Ltd and SPEE3D

Cyber security software company Haventec has been announced as the winner of the Cybersecurity category. Other finalists under the category were Avertro, BRYK Group, Cynterra and eSafety Commissioner

Drone detection technology company, DroneShield has been announced as the winner of the Defence Industry category. DroneShield develops pre-eminent UAS security solutions that protect people, organisations and critical infrastructure from intrusion from UAS threats. Other finalists under the category were 3ME Technology and Q-CTRL

SaaS energy software company eleXsys Energy has been announced as the winner of the Energy and Renewables category. The company develops a power electronics device that integrates a suite of AI-based applications. Other finalists under the category were 3ME Technology, Hypersonix Launch Systems, NOJA Power and Vast Solar

Eco-tech company Sea Forest Limited has been announced as the winner for the Food and Agritech category. Other finalists under the category were Fenn Foods and Marinova Pty Ltd.

Sea Forest Limited has also been announced as the winner of the PeoplesChoice category.

Melbourne- based Australian paediatric medical research institute, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has been announced as the winner of the Medtech and Biotechnology category. Other finalists under the category were CSIRO & Coviu, GERMii Australia and SleepTite.

​​Venture-backed rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies has been announced as the winner of the Space and Remote Automation category. Other finalists under the category were Hypersonix Launch Systems and CSIRO & Quasar Satellite Technologies

Hearing health company, Nuheara has been announced as the winner of the Wildcard category. The startup sells earbuds and accessories that aids in hearing. Other finalists under the category were Advanced Mobility Analytics, Baraja, Q-CTRL.

Sea Forest Limited and Q-CTRL have been announced as the winner of the Australian Hero category.

Here’s the link to the InnovationAus Awards website: www.innovationaus.com

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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