South Australian Innovator of the Year Award

This Award recognises individuals or teams presently working in South Australia, either in the private or public sector, who have harnessed work in any STEMM field to develop new-to-world or new-to-industry products, processes or services, or delivered innovation that has changed practice and resulted in significant outcomes in other fields.


  • Individuals or teams from either the private, public or not-for-profit sectors are eligible to nominate. 

  • Nominations must be based on achievement to date. 

  • Where a team is nominated, all individuals must meet the eligibility criteria, and a high level of collaboration must be demonstrated for the nomination to be eligible. 

Selection criteria

Criteria 1

Demonstrate innovation and translation, outlining:

  • a summary of the problem being addressed

  • a description of the endpoint of the work, including any novel elements that were required to address the key problem.


Criteria 2

Outline who was involved in the team and their role(s). 


Criteria 3

Describe how this innovation delivered a positive impact and provide evidence.

Contact us

SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards

Department for Innovation and Skills
Ph: (08) 8226 3821

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