Events & awards

Events

These lists of innovation & commercialisation events and awards have been curated by our commercialisation experts and are updated regularly.
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Event name
Organiser
Location
Date
More info
Western Australia’s Innovators of the Year 2024 Launch
Organiser:
WA Innovators of the Year
Location:
Perth
Date:
24 Apr
KCA WA Network 2024 Sundowner
Organiser:
Knowledge Commercialisation Australia: WA Network
Location:
Perth
Date:
24 Apr
Medical Devices Specialisation course
Organiser:
Cicada Innovations | NSW Health
Location:
Sydney and online
Date:
30 Apr
- 2 May
FEnEx CRC Conference
Organiser:
Future Energy Exports
Location:
Perth
Date:
1 May
- 2 May
Preparing for Partnering: Session 2: Pitching to Your Audience (SA)
Organiser:
MTPConnect
Location:
Adelaide
Date:
1 May
Digital Health Festival
Organiser:
Digital Health Festival
Location:
Melbourne
Date:
7 May
- 8 May
Diagnostics Specialisation course
Organiser:
Cicada Innovations
Location:
Sydney or Online
Date:
7 May
- 9 May
Preparing For Partnering: Session 2: Pitching To Your Audience (WA)
Organiser:
WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub
Location:
Nedlands, WA
Date:
8 May
MedTech Actuator Accelerator Showcase 2024
Organiser:
MedTech Actuator
Location:
Melbourne
Date:
8 May
iSTEM Co. Women in STEM Careers Fair 2024
Organiser:
iSTEM Co.
Location:
Melbourne
Date:
9 May
Identifying a strategic university partner
Organiser:
Cooperative Research Australia
Location:
Online
Date:
9 May
Pitch Night at the WA Museum
Organiser:
Modern People, StartupWA, Startup News
Location:
Perth
Date:
15 May
AusMedtechInvest 2024
Organiser:
AusBiotech
Location:
Adelaide
Date:
21 May
Software as a Medical Device Specialisation course
Organiser:
Cicada Innovations
Location:
Sydney or online
Date:
28 May
- 30 May
9th Annual Innovate Australia Showcase
Organiser:
Public Sector Network
Location:
Canberra
Date:
29 May
Jumar BioElevate
Organiser:
Jumar Bioincubator
Location:
Melbourne
Date:
29 May
- 30 May
BIO 2024
Organiser:
BIO
Location:
California
Date:
3 Jun
- 6 Jun
2024 Autonomous Innovation Summit: AI x Innovation
Organiser:
Board of Innovation
Location:
Online
Date:
5 Jun
- 6 Jun
BioBeacon 2024
Organiser:
ARCS Australia
Location:
Sydney
Date:
14 Jun
18th Bioshares Biotech Summit
Organiser:
Bioshares
Location:
Fremantle, WA
Date:
12 Jul
- 13 Jun
2024 Collaborate Innovate Conference
Organiser:
Cooperative Research Australia
Location:
Brisbane
Date:
22 Jul
- 24 Jul
Cicada x Tech23
Organiser:
Cicada Innovations
Location:
Sydney
Date:
7 Aug
HR + L&D Innovation and Tech Fest
Organiser:
Deutsche Messe
Location:
Sydney
Date:
25 Sep
- 26 Sep
SXSW SYDNEY 2024
Organiser:
SXSW Sydney
Location:
Sydney
Date:
14 Oct
- 20 Oct
AusBioInvest 2024
Organiser:
AusBiotech
Location:
Melbourne
Date:
29 Oct
International Symposium onArtificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS) 2024
Organiser:
i-SAIRAS
Location:
Brisbane
Date:
19 Nov
- 21 Nov
International Conference on Research Infrastructures
Organiser:
CSIRO, European Commission, Department of Education
Location:
Brisbane
Date:
3 Dec
- 5 Dec

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Currently open awards
Award name
Organiser
Region (if applicable)
Closing date
More info
Engineers Australia Excellence Awards
Organiser:
Engineers Australia
Location:
ACT
Young Tall Poppy Awards
Organiser:
Australian Institute of Policy & Science
Location:
National
Closing date:
22 Apr 2024
Financial Review Global Leaders
Organiser:
Financial Review
Location:
National
Closing date:
24 Apr 2024
SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards
Organiser:
Government of South Australia
Location:
SA
Closing date:
26 Apr 2024
Premier’s Science Awards
Organiser:
Government of Western Australia
Location:
WA
Closing date:
26 Apr 2024
2025 Academy honorific awards
Organiser:
The Australian Academy of Science
Location:
National
Closing date:
1 May 2024
Falling Walls
Organiser:
Falling Walls
Location:
Global
Closing date:
1 May 2024
Curtinnovation Awards
Organiser:
Curtin University
Location:
National
Closing date:
3 May 2024
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) awards
Organiser:
ATSE
Location:
National
Closing date:
15 May 2024
2024 INCITE Awards
Organiser:
INCITE
Location:
WA
Closing date:
24 May 2024
Resilient Australia Awards
Organiser:
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
Location:
National
Closing date:
31 May 2024
Asia-Pacific Regional Agency Forum (APRSAF) Awards
Organiser:
APRSAF
Location:
Asia-Pacific
Closing date:
31 Jul 2024
Waste Innovation & Recycling Awards
Organiser:
Waste Innovation & Recycling Awards
Location:
National
Closing date:
30 Aug 2024
Other upcoming awards
Award name
Organiser
Region (if applicable)
Expected open date
More info
2024 iAwards
Organiser:
Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
Location:
National
Nature’s 2024 Inspiring Women in Science Awards
Organiser:
Nature
Location:
Global
Eureka Prizes
Organiser:
The Australian Museum
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Feb 2024
AFR: Most Innovative Companies
Organiser:
The Australian Financial Review
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Apr 2024
InnovationAus Awards for Excellence
Organiser:
InnovationAus
Expected open date:
Apr 2024
Women in Technology WA (WiTWA) 2024 Awards
Organiser:
WiTWA
Location:
WA
Expected open date:
Apr 2024
Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards 
Organiser:
Stevie Awards
Expected open date:
Apr 2024
AWS Pitch Competition
Organiser:
Smart Company
Location:
NSW - National applicants accepted
Expected open date:
May 2024
NSW Health Awards (Research and Innovation)
Organiser:
NSW Health
Location:
NSW
Expected open date:
May 2024
Best in Tech Awards
Organiser:
Startup Daily
Location:
NSW
Expected open date:
May 2024
 ARN Innovation Awards
Organiser:
ARN
Expected open date:
Jun 2024
Universities Australia Higher Education Media Awards
Organiser:
Universities Australia
Location:
ACT
Expected open date:
Jun 2024
Google Research Award for Inclusion Research
Organiser:
Google
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Jun 2024
Health and Medical Research Awards
Organiser:
Research Australia
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Jun 2024
FM Industry Awards for Excellence
Organiser:
FMA
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Jun 2024
AFR: Fast Starters
Organiser:
The Australian Financial Review
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Jul 2024
The TMRRW Awards
Expected open date:
Jul 2024
Tech Fast 50
Organiser:
Deloitte
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Aug 2024
Pause Awards
Organiser:
Pause Awards
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Aug 2024
Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards
Organiser:
Women's Agenda
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Aug 2024
iF Design Award
Organiser:
iF Design
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Aug 2024
WISTEM2D Scholars Awards
Organiser:
Johnson & Johnson
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Aug 2024
International Innovation Awards
Location:
International
Expected open date:
Aug 2024
RISE Business Awards
Organiser:
Business News
Location:
WA
Expected open date:
Aug 2024
Shaping Australia Awards
Organiser:
Universities Australia
Location:
Australia
Expected open date:
Sep 2024
Nature’s Spinoff Awards
Organiser:
Merck
Location:
International
Expected open date:
Sep 2024
AgriFutures Australia – Rural Women’s Award
Organiser:
AgriFutures Australia
Location:
NT
Expected open date:
Sep 2024
Smart50 Awards
Organiser:
Smart Company
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Sep 2024
40under40 Awards
Organiser:
Business News
Location:
WA
Expected open date:
Oct 2024
Australian IoT Awards
Organiser:
IoT Alliance Australia
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Oct 2024
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science
Organiser:
Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Nov 2024
CAETS Communication Prize
Organiser:
ATSE
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Dec 2024
Global Australian Awards
Organiser:
Advance
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Feb 2025
Australia’s 50 Most Innovative Manufacturers
Organiser:
AuManufacturing
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Feb 2025
For-Purpose Leadership Awards
Organiser:
Australian Scholarships Foundation
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Feb 2025
Asia Pacific Space Leader Award 2024
Organiser:
Space Generation Advisory Council
Location:
Global
Expected open date:
Mar 2025
The Australian Business Innovation Awards
Organiser:
World Business Awards
Location:
National
Expected open date:
Mar 2025

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