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Curtinnovation Awards

The Curtinnovation Awards represent our commitment to ensuring that exceptional research outcomes translate into new products and services. Established in 2007, the awards are now a focal point of the innovation calendar in Western Australia.

Open to Curtin students and staff, the awards identify new technologies, products and services arising from research at Curtin, and enable us to highlight commercial opportunities at Curtin both internally and to the wider business community.

Previous winners include iCetana, REX Ortho, Renergi and Climate Clever which all started with an idea for a new product and service based on Curtin research. Applications are judged against criteria including the level of innovation and commercial potential of the opportunity.

2020 awards

The 2020 awards have a prize pool of up to $100,000*.

In addition to cash prizes, this year’s prize pool includes the opportunity to win scholarships to Curtin Ignition and Curtin Accelerate valued at up to $3,250 and $5,000 each respectively.  

Applications for the 2020 Curtinnovation Awards are now open.

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Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 12 June.

Winners of the 2020 Curtinnovation Awards will be announced on Friday 25 September 2020 at a VIP event attended by investors, entrepreneurs and key members of Perth’s business community.

For some inspiration, see the 2019 Curtinnovation Award winners here.

For more information about the awards, please contact the Commercialisation team on 9266 4703 or email,

*Terms and Conditions

The 2020 Curtinnovation Award prize pool is valued at up to $100,000:

  • Main Prize – $15,000
  • Category Prizes – 5 x $5,000
  • 10+ scholarships to Curtin Ignition
  • 5 scholarships to Curtin Accelerate

View the full list of Terms and Conditions here.