The Winnovation Awards

Congratulations to our  2021 finalists!

The Winnovation Awards showcases and celebrates the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. The judges had their work cut out for them this year with such an extraordinary calibre of entries. 

We commend all of the entrants who have contributed to making South Australia a more innovative state, as they continue to create a ripple effect through job opportunities, research capabilities and even improving our quality of life – and we are thrilled to anounce the 2021 Winnovation Award finalists. 

Celebrating our change makers

Annual Winnovation Awards recognise the South Australian women who are contributing to the state’s innovation economy by creating jobs, wealth and solutions to address some of the world’s biggest problems and creating positive change.

Innovation is everywhere

These Awards aim to showcase South Australia’s best female innovators, whether you are working within organisations as intrapreneurs or running your own show as entrepreneurs. Celebrating the achievements of women across all industries!

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!.

The 8th Annual Winnovation Awards 04 November 2021

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Join us to celebrate!

Book now to secure your free ticket to the 2021 Winnovation Awards, held virtually from 6pm, Thursday 4 November 2021

The Winnovation Awards Sponsors

University of South Australia
Bendigo Bank
Accenture
SA Power Networks
Zonte's Footsteps
FIXE
Department for the Environment and Water
Stone & Chalk
madderns
Department for Education

Meet our Alumnae

Congratulations to all Winnovation Awards Winners & Finalists!

They are the unsung heroes, quiet achievers, the difference makers and the mavericks; each one dedicated to challenging the known or solving the unknown in their contribution to South Australian enterprise. Their fields of endeavour range from art to zoos; diving into the southern ocean; scanning the stars above; – or caring for the land in between. From studios to shop fronts; research facilities to workshop floors, laboratories to boardrooms.

Celia Craig

Celia Craig

Artaria offers immersive audiovisual online experiences which deliver an engaging interface inviting you to enjoy classical music: unique, world class artistry and instruction, direct to a global audience.
Kelly Keates

Kelly Keates

Liquid Integrity Systems is a real-time leak detection system for industrial use such as wastewater storage.
Dr Manuela Klingler-Hoffmann

Dr Manuela Klingler-Hoffmann

Dr Klingler-Hoffmann is fulfilling the vision to make personalised medicine a reality for women with ovarian cancer by developing disruptive laboratory technology.
Jade Foeng

Jade Foeng

University of Adelaide - Helping to develop novel immunotherapies to treat solid (non-blood) cancers with the world’s first broad-spectrum CAR-T cell therapy of it's kind. Award Category 2019 Young Innovator
Dr Janet Sluggett

Dr Janet Sluggett

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University - MRS GRACE: A service to simplify medication use in residential aged care homes reducing the number of times that people need to take medications each day.
Sally Woolford

Sally Woolford

Office for the Chief Executive of Public Sector Employment - A disruptive change approach to drive diversity and inclusion in SA Police and beyond; helping people feel safe, respected and supported.
Dr Hazel Vandeleur

Dr Hazel Vandeleur

University of South Australia - Re-imagining the contaminated sediments near smelters in Port Pirieas as a resource in order to recover and repurpose desirable metals.
Mandi Dimitriadis

Mandi Dimitriadis

Makers Empire - 3D design and printing tools plus the advice and expertise that empower primary school students to use design thinking methods to identify and solve problems within their communities.