The Winnovation Awards
Congratulations to our 2021 winners and 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 announce the 2021 Winnovation Award finalists.
Celebrating our change makers
Innovation is everywhere
Help us find her!
Do you know an inspiring, innovative, SA woman worth recognising?
Nominations open Wednesday, June 22 for the 2022 Winnovation Awards.
There is no need to nominate yourself simply Join as a Member and Submit your Application via the Awards Application link within the Members Only area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are only South Australian's able to nominate?
How do I write a successful nomination?
Check out the recording of our recent online webinar about ‘Winning Awards with Leila Henderson’ here for some extra tips and tricks.
If I am successful am I able to advertise my status as a finalist or winner?
Who are Women In Innovation?
The volunteer board have continuously developed a range of initiatives that help to encourage women to enter innovation and STEAM related industries (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design and Mathematics), retain women in these industries and achieve their full potential throughout their career.
Can an individual nominate themselves?
What is the entry fee?
The annual membership is fee is $60.
Why do I need to become a member to apply for the Winnovation Awards?
As a member you become part of our supportive community and have to chance to get further recognition for your work.
Your contribution also helps us to support other women; elevating and celebrating the role models for the next generation. Learn more here.
Membership is $60 and gives you access to many networking and educational sessions held by Women In Innovation throughout the year.
What questions are asked in the application?
You will be asked what stage you are at in the development of your innovation? (mulitple choice)
then to describe your innovation in one sentence (30 word limit).
More detailed can be provided through the following five questions:
- Describe your innovation in more detail (400 word limit)
- What’s your business model, project or research framework? (250 word limit)
- What results have you achieved? (400 word limit)
- Why you? Why are you the best person to win this award? (250 word limit)
- What does the future look like for your innovation? (150 word limit)
- What impact would winning this award have for you? (150 word limit)
You can also add anything else you’d like to share, up to a 300 word limit, and attach supporting documents and images.
Two referrees of your choice are requested to validate your application.
Go-on! Give it go – we would be delighted to hear all about your initiative and support and celebrate your innovation journey.
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.