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.

Simone Kain

Simone Kain

Simone’s innovation – the educational character ‘George the Farmer’ – aims to teach children about farming practices along with food and fibre production.
Karen Nelson-Field

Karen Nelson-Field

Karen has helped advertisers around the world to better navigate the social web and understand the power of creating emotionally engaging content built for sharing.
Emily Rich

Emily Rich

Emily developed computer vision technologies that allow anybody to train cameras to recognise, detect and identify objects; with one current application being work in the conservation of the orangutan in Borneo. This is the only computer vision software in the world that can be trained by a non-expert user.
Nicole Pratt

Nicole Pratt

Nicole helped develop a detection tool for the field of medicine testing. The rapid signal detection tool can be used across multiple data sets in multiple countries, potentially helping millions of people avoid serious side effects of some medicines.
Tania Jolley

Tania Jolley

DNA Security Solutions - Tania developed ground breaking DNA criminal marking technology, only visible under UV light, that marks & tags criminals at crime scenes to create an irrefutable forensic link between the criminal & the crime.
Stephanie Kriewaldt

Stephanie Kriewaldt

Teaching Kids Coding - Stephanie taught students to write code in fun, creative ways; improving their maths, engagement in learning, divergent thinking & enabled those previously struggling with mainstream education to find their niche.
STEM SISTA

STEM SISTA

Northern Advanced Manufacturing Group - Building the next generation of innovative women, STEM SISTA is a professional development program designed to help these future innovators achieve the goals they set for themselves in STEM related careers.
Michele Akeroyd

Michele Akeroyd

Michele provided facilitation & scientific advice resulting in SA obtaining 450GL of environmental water & $420M of Federal Government funding to support our floodplain management & irrigation industry.