About The INCITE Awards

1. Who We Are

The INCITE Awards is WA’s longest running Tech Awards Program (since 1991) and the premier event in ICT for our State. The program aims to showcase and support ICT innovators in WA through an Awards system that will place their tech on the national & global map.

2. What We do

Every year, the INCITE Awards receive hundreds of entries from tech innovators across all ages and industry sectors.The program involves a mentored pitch fest, judging presentation & masterclasses by WA’s industry’s finest, an Awards gala event,and a national / international pathway for selected entries.

3. Why You Should Enter

Want to get your tech known in WA, across Australia and around the world? Need an industry mentor to help you create the perfect “pitch” your innovation? Looking for investment and industry / network opportunities to grow your tech? If you answer YES to any of this, then you should join the Awards!


Show Yourself

Western Australia’s industry is brimming with many world-first and robust digital solutions. Together we want to encourage our innovators to shine and show themselves & their tech. Let’s celebrate innovation, right here in Western Australia.


View our 29th Lateral INCITE Awards Winners

Important Dates


Judging for the INCITE Honorary Awards are underway. A panel of qualified judges with extensive exprience in the WA ICT and Innovation sector are carefully reviewing all nominations. 


Nominations for the 29th Lateral INCITE Awards Honorary Awards are now open. Say thank you to our industry leaders by nominating them for the Dr Mal Bryce Tech Company of the Year, Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year and Achiever of the Year. Nominations closed 29 September 2020.

Virtual awards event

Over 450 people from around Australia, the UK, USA, Singapore and Malaysia tuned in for the Virtual 29th Lateral INCITE Awards Virtual Presentation. Award winners and merit recipients were recognised at this event. View the Virtual Presentation night recording. 

Judging Week (Finalists Presentation)

This is it!! Our finalists would have refined their pitches and will present their final presentation to the judging panel. The presentations will determine the winners of the Awards in each category.

Announcement of Finalist –  Virtual PitchFest

Finalists for the 29th Lateral INCITE Awards will be announced and encouraged to conduct their winning pitch fest in front of a judging panel. The panel will provide feedback on pitches for improvement before the final presentation. 

Second Submission Briefing Webinar

Join Chief Judge, Celia Jordaan, to find out more about the Lateral INCITE Awards as she talks about the story of the Awards, how to enter, why you should enter and what exciting things awaits you and your tech in 2020!

Early Bird Entries Close

Early bird prices for your Awards entries close today! Make sure you start your registration to access savings for your Award entries. NOTE: You don’t have to finish your application by this date, just start it and then completely finish it by 27th February 2020.

Our Innovators And Leaders

Josephine Muir, CEO, Noisy Guts

Winner, Most Innovative Enabler in Healthcare, National iAwards Winner, 2019

“We thoroughly enjoyed participating in the INCITE Awards. We met two great contacts at the INCITE Award event, including an introduction to a private equity firm who is now considering investing in us!”


Marko Vasev, Jarryd Wimbridge, James McNeil

Winner, Edith Cowan University Tertiary Student Project Award at the 27th WAITTA INCITE Awards / iAwards/ APICTA / Digital Disruptor Awards, 2018

“After being successful at the INCITE awards our newfound confidence served us well on a national and international level. Events conducive to networking almost every night saw us meeting ICT professionals and intellectuals from around the globe truly priceless contacts. All four events were a giant boost to our confidence and served as a great way to close the “Higher Education” chapter of our lives.”


Con Michael, Balconi Smart Torch

Winner of the Most Impactful Social Benefit and Most Innovative Collaborative Technology Categories at the 26th WAITTA INCITE Awards 2017
2017 National iAwards Winner – Innovation of the Year Award & Community Service Markets
2017 National iAwards Merit Recipient – Mobility Innovator of the Year

“The hands on approach of the WAITTA team towards the INCITE Awards makes you really focus on what is required. When it comes to the national awards, the WAITTA team goes into overdrive. Their support is amazing. I took this refocused approach and applied it to the national iAwards and it made sense what they were saying. It must have worked. Because to receive one award and one merit was fantastic. But then win the Australian Government AIIA Award for the Innovation of the Year was amazing. It is the WAITTA INCITE Awards that gives you that gateway towards this experience.”


Hall Of Fame

The Achiever of the Year Award is the award’s peak prize, recognising an individual’s outstanding contribution to the ICT and Technology industry in WA.

Professor Yogesan Kanagasingam

Achiever of the Year 2017-2018

27th Incite Awards

Dr Vivienne Conway

Achiever of the Year 2016-2017

26th Incite Awards

Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie

Achiever of the Year 2015-2016

25th Incite Awards

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News & Media

WA Innovators Shine at the 2020 iAwards

WA Innovators Shine at the 2020 iAwards

On Tuesday 17 November, the AIIA iAwards finals was broadcast virtually around Australia and the world. Western Australia was represented by 15 innovators and technology leaders across the fields of Senior, Undergraduate Tertiary Student, Public Sector and Government,...

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