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2021 INCITE Awards Peter Fillery Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project winner Alexander von Perger of Curtin University and Barminco, presented by Michelle Sandford on behalf of the ACS (Australian Computer Society).

Twenty-nine WA-based companies and organisations – including a mining giant (BHP), an energy provider (Horizon Power), a mental health app (Oqea), a carbon footprint calculator (ClimateClever), some of the State’s most famed higher education institutions (Curtin University, ECU and UWA) and even a primary school (Marble Bar Primary School) – have been announced as finalists for the 31st INCITE Awards, the State’s longest running Tech Awards program.

After a record-breaking year in 2021, the sheer breadth of finalists once again proves that WA is a hotbed for innovation, with its tech industry showing no signs of slowing.

With so much homegrown talent tackling such big issues as renewable energy, climate, urban farming, mental health and more, the Awards point to a bright future for those lucky enough to live in WA.

This year’s judges now begin preparations for the program’s second round of judging, in which each finalist will present in front of a panel of carefully selected ICT industry leaders.

Bob Cross, Chief Judge, commented that as always, this year’s panel has a tough job ahead of them.

“We have a number of impressive finalists from a diverse range of industries and sectors across all of this year’s product, education and startup categories.

We wish all this year’s finalists every success, as participating in the INCITE Awards can open doors to life changing opportunities – for those who make the most of them.”

This year’s finalists are:

Startup of the Year


Aussie Holiday Stays Pty Ltd


Ziksu Capital Ltd

Social Impact


ECU: the development of online substance awareness educational content, the Sideffect Gameplan

Indigo: National Equipment Database

Oqea P/L

Neurotologix: remote patient monitor to diagnose dizziness and vertigo

Transformative Solutions

Aqura Technologies


BHP: Dash Tools, by BHP – Sensors in harm’s way, not people


DUG: High-Performance Computing as a Service

Oqea P/L

Pentanet: Pentanet neXus

Innovating Government

Horizon Power: Renewable Energy System Application (RESA) & Grid Planning Portal (GPP)

Marble Bar Primary School, Department of Education: Marble Bar Virtual Worlds

Pairwise P/L t/a Brightpath Assessments: Brightpath Assessment and Reporting Software

WA Country Health Service: BACKUP (By Assisting Clinical Knowledge and Upskilling Practice)

Research & Innovation

Aqura Technologies: Aqura Complete Access Network

ECU: the development of online substance awareness educational content, the Sideffect Gameplan

ECU: Smart Urban Vertical Farming

UWA: GAMES – Green Asset Management and Evaluation System

UWA: High Definition LiDAR 3D mapping of Perth CBD

UWA: Smart beehive monitoring system for remote regions

Peter Fillery Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project

Curtin University: Evaluating the Usability of Social Robot for use in Teaching Emotion Recognition with Children in Autism Therapy

Curtin University: Ride with Me

Deloitte & Curtin University: Optimisation Using Quantum Computers

The State’s premier ICT event, the INCITE Awards has been putting WA tech on the map since 1991.

The Awards presents a pathway to the national iAwards, the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) and more.

Led by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA), this year’s winners will be announced at the annual Awards ceremony on 12 August 2022 at The Westin Perth.