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.

Dr Jing Jing Wang

Dr Jing Jing Wang

A new way to purify and sequence antibodies to diagnose and treat autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, primary Sjögren's syndrome and lupus.
Dr Dorothea Dumuid

Dr Dorothea Dumuid

Using data and statistics to optimise daily time use for better health and wellbeing; in areas such as school curriculums and main stream media.
Lyndal Sterenberg

Lyndal Sterenberg

Swimwear for in and out of the water designed to elegantly combat body confidence and the harsh rays of the sun.
Dr Jiawen Li

Dr Jiawen Li

The world’s thinnest multimodal imaging catheter to study and prevent heart attack.
Kelly Carpenter

Kelly Carpenter

A smart-mirror for the home that will detect symptoms of Parkinson's and dementia, helping people to live independently for longer.
Dr Katharina Richter

Dr Katharina Richter

New therapies including silver nano-bullets and “toxic chocolate” to treat infections and antibiotic resistant superbugs.
Professors Fiona Arney and Leah Bromfield

Professors Fiona Arney and Leah Bromfield

Fiona and Leah are Co-Directors of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at UniSA. Their innovation is Target Group to Outcomes (TGO©), a new approach to ensuring and maximising the impact of programs and services aimed at preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect.
Professor Yan Zhuge

Professor Yan Zhuge

What to do with end-of life tyres is a growing global problem. Yan is a Professor in Structural Engineering at UniSA and works in recycling used tyres into high-value building materials for structural engineering applications.