On Friday 24 July, the Lateral INCITE Awards showcased finalists and winners for the 29th Awards in a first of its kind virtual presentation.

Here we congratulated winners in the categories of:

  • Peter Fillery Undergraduate Student of the Year Project
  • Smarter Communities
  • Social Impact 
  • Startup of the Year
  • Innovating Government 
  • Transformative Business Solution
  • Research & Innovation Industry Project Of The Year
  • Research & Innovation Postgraduate Project Of The Year

In addition to these award categories, the INCITE Awards also acknowledge and celebrate Western Australian individuals and companies who have contributed to innovation and excellence in the digital and ICT sector through nominations for:

  • Dr Mal Bryce Tech Company of the Year award
  • Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award
  • Achiever of the Year award

The awards in particular highlight and thank the nominees and winners for their contribution in enhancing WA’s economic, social, health, community sectors. 

We are now pleased to announce that nominations for the following Honorary Awards are now open, until mid September 2020, with winners announced late October. 

Dr Mal Bryce Tech Company of the Year

The Dr Mal Bryce WA Tech Company of the Year is a leader in the industry, making an outstanding contribution to the diverse economy of Western Australia, standing in its own right while changing and transforming industry.

To be eligible for the Dr. Mal Bryce WA Tech Company of the Year Award, the organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in Western Australia
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years trading history
  • Demonstrate revenue of at least $1 million in its most recent financial year
  • Use an innovative technology solution as a key point of differentiation for its main business.
  • The winning company uses its own technology for which it owns the intellectual property.
  • The business contributes to Western Australia in terms of income, jobs and growth and is doing something novel (“new to the world”).

Previous winners have included the Royal Flying Doctor Services of WA and Health Engine. 

Nominate for the Dr Mal Bryce Tech Company of the Year.

Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year 

The Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year is awarded to an individual mid-career who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution in their chosen industry.

Criteria include how an outstanding entrepreneur  has “taken a risk”, “made a difference” and “is an inspiration”.

The winner will be drawn from contributors across all aspects of the ICT industry including (but not limited to) computing science, the internet, communications, social media and networking, interactive media, games and the like.

Previous winners include Dr Mark Andrich of Sustainable Platform, Robert Nathan of Australian Tenders and Matthew Macfarlane of Yuuwa Capital.

Nominate for the Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year

Achiever of the Year

The Achiever of the Year award is the INCITE Awards peak award and recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to the ICT industry in WA. 

Nominees may include a Western Australian educator who has shown excellence in ICT education and demonstrated exceptional outcomes for both students and employers.

Criteria for this award looks at an achiever’s contribution to:

  • Achievement in the industry
  • ICT and digital sector in WA
  • Leadership
  • The general community 
  • National and International ICT

Previous winners include Derek Gerard of Purpose Venture, Professor Yogesan Kanagasingam of the CSIRO and Dr Vivienne Conway of Web Key IT Pty Ltd

Nominate for the Achiever of the Year

The process

The Lateral INCITE Awards Committee has now appointed independent Lead Judges for each of the three Honorary Awards. 

Each Lead Judge will be supported by a number of industry professionals who will help to seek out and encourage nominations.

Once nominations are closed, judges in each category will assess nominations, so that each Award has three finalists and a winner to put forward to the Chair of the Committee. 

Our Chief Judge will conduct due diligence on all judges, nominees and winners to avoid any conflicts of interest during every stage of this awards process. 

It is anticipated that nominations will close early September with finalists and winners assessment completed by mid October. 

The Awards ceremony 

The 2020 Honorary Awards ceremony will be held virtually in another first of its kind program innovation by the INCITE Awards.

More information on the format of the Virtual Awards Ceremony, date and time and how to book your online tickets will be revealed soon. Watch this space!

More information

For more information or questions on the 2020 Honorary Awards, please contact the INCITE Awards events team at events@inciteawards.org.au