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Curtinnovation Awards 2023

The Curtinnovation Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and teams developing new innovations through research, study, or work at Curtin University that could significantly benefit society.

Introduction from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research

The Curtinnovation Awards are a celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship and the remarkable potential that emerges when academia and industry join forces.

Since it began, this unique event on WA’s innovation calendar has showcased an array of novel ideas that have gone on – with your help – to transcend the confines of academia, becoming practical, impactful and commercially successful ventures.
From innovations in healthcare, to advancements in green energy, to smart technology for the agriculture and mining sectors, previous winners have been testament to the many and diverse ways Curtin is making a difference. Last year’s overall winner was a breakthrough in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease – a truly impactful research outcome that made headlines globally.

I’m sure you’ll agree, this year’s finalists are once again shining examples of innovation with the potential to change the way we live, learn, work and travel.

Since we established Curtin’s Commercialisation team 17 years ago, we’ve continually grown our capabilities and offerings in this area. Today, the team not only supports research translation and investment, it also delivers multiple programs to mentor and foster WA’s aspiring entrepreneurs, including Ignition, Accelerate, and West Tech Fest.

In 2022, the team moved its operations to the new Curtin Exchange precinct, a dynamic space perfectly suited to bringing researchers, students, investors and industry partners together. Please engage with our Commercialisation team if you want to learn more about what they can offer your business beyond today’s event.

I thank all those who submitted applications to the 2023 Curtinnovation Awards, and I congratulate our finalists on their success, which only comes from a combination of research excellence, rigour, ambition and persistence.

I encourage you to consider the potential of what you see today, and whether your organisation can partner with us, not only in spirit but in action. Your support and investment in the innovations presented here can shape the future, drive positive change, and yield substantial returns for both academia and industry.

Professor Lindy Fitzgerald
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (Interim)

A winning impact

Find out about how the Curtinnovation Awards have helped previous winners progress the commercialisation of their innovative research.

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If you’re a potential investor in industry and you’re scouting for solutions, or you’re a researcher, student or alumni with a great idea for an innovative product or service, contact us today for a chat.