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2023 Winners


Congratulations To The 32nd INCITE Awards Winners & Merits!

We would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this years INCITE Awards.

A big thank you to all who entered this year and to all the winners and merits, who have showcased their incredible talent and dedication to innovation and making a positive impact on society. We are proud of the outstanding work you’ve done and look forward to seeing you achieve great things in the years ahead.

Honorary Awards

Dr David Cook


The Achiever 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. Past winners have included IS managers, academics and persons who have built significant ICT organisations in WA.

Mahmood Hussein


This award recognises the growing range of sectors and markets in Western Australia and the positive impact of technology in the State. The Dr Mal Bryce WA Tech Company 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.

Marc French


WAITTA’s inaugural Digital Inclusion award, The Connected State, recognises organisations that have significantly contributed to expanding digital access and use for all Western Australians, thus bridging the digital divide.

Pia Turcinov


The Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur Award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Western Australian ICT Industry. It is aimed at finding an outstanding entrepreneur who has “taken a risk”, “made a difference” and “is an inspiration”

Research & Innovation Project (Postgraduate Research)

The University of Western Australia

2023 WINNER : Human Gesture and Gait Analysis for Autism Detection

Imagine transforming the way autism is diagnosed and revolutionizing early intervention strategies instead of waiting up to 2-years just to get the diagnosis. My AI solution analyses gait and gesture patterns, revealing unique autism traits. This innovative approach utilizes skeleton videos for private and non-intrusive autism prediction and severity assessments.

The University of Western Australia

2023 MERIT AWARD : Universal Localization and object detection in High Definition Maps for autonomous vehicles

We propose an innovative self-supervised learning LiDAR method for precise localization and object detection in challenging outdoor environments, such as mining sites. Later, we extended our work to include other modalities, e.g., Camera and Radar. Additionally, we introduce the Perth-WA localization dataset, which provides a large-scale Perth LiDAR map.

Research & Innovation Project (Industry)

Xsights Digital Pty Ltd

2023 WINNER : XIoT Health Tag for Livestock Health and Welfare Monitoring

"Xsights has developed the XIoT Health Tag for real-time health & welfare monitoring of livestock.

The patented XIoT Tag is an encapsulated three core silicon processor, which includes integrated sensing, security, processing, and a Bluetooth transmitter, that sits between an animals’ ear & standard ear tag to enable real-time & automated data collection."

Edith Cowan University, School of Science

2023 MERIT AWARD : Renaware

Renaware is the applied software that provide rapid assessment and detection of anomalies in renal cancer cells, providing for the early assessment of cancer. Some forms of renal cancer are aggressive and this software provides health care professionals with decisive idetification in advance of standard annoted cancer cell practices



Respiratory failure is deadly but treatable with a bag-valve-mask (BVM). BVMs are common and save lives, but they have a flaw: no control for ventilation rate and volume. This can harm patients or kill them. VentiWatch is our solution: a device that monitors ventilation and guides rescuers to ventilate properly.

Edith Cowan University, School of Science

Honey in Depth

Honey-In Depth is a Token-based system of realising the value of threat modelling that includes a defence in depth layering approach to identify and monitor threats using a novel method of alignment that both recognises and slows the development of threats. It is especially effective on IoT devices.

Startup of the year

Conifr Technologies Pty Ltd

2023 WINNER : Conifr Emissions Management Software

Our solution is an integrated software platform for mid-sized organisations to incorporate all of their structured and unstructured information to extract insights on emissions activities. We focus on getting environmental data to decision makers to highlight areas of sustainability and operational improvements to drive efficiencies and cost savings.

Industrial Metaverse

Industrial Metaverse: Transforming Workplace Learning with Innovative VR Training Solutions

Industrial Metaverse provides cutting-edge soft skills training solutions, leveraging Virtual Reality (VR) technology, to enhance employee skills and knowledge in areas such as sexual harassment and suicide prevention. Our VR training solutions are safe, engaging, and cost-effective, improving staff retention and engagement, creating a skilled, empowered workforce that drives success.

Social Impact

Ascend Health Group

2023 WINNER: Ascend Health - A healthcare technology company tackling the workforce and quality-care gaps in disability

Ascend Health is revolutionizing community healthcare by bridging workforce and quality-care gaps in disability. Ascend Health's cutting-edge software connects uni-students studying health with therapists and NDIS clients, automating administration and scaling up quality services. Gamified quality control tools ensure high staff retention rates and top-quality long-term care for NDIS participants.

Glossy Boys Pty Ltd

2023 MERIT AWARD: Glossy Boys Nail Polish for Lads

Buying nail polish as a lad used to suck. With Glossy Boys at home Xtreme-wear gel nail polish lads have a wicked purchase experience. Glossy Boys aims to reduce shame around gender non-conforming self-expression and rad acceptance for lads seeking a fun way to express themselves.

Transformative Business Solutions

Edith Cowan University, School of Science

2023 WINNER : Renaware

Renaware is the applied software that provide rapid assessment and detection of anomalies in renal cancer cells, providing for the early assessment of cancer. Some forms of renal cancer are aggressive and this software provides health care professionals with decisive idetification in advance of standard annoted cancer cell practices


2023 MERIT AWARD : Total-Ex - The Live HAVD

"Does your site have Explosive Hazardous Areas? Do you struggle with maintaining compliance to regulations?
Total-Ex is a software package that managers your sites compliance to regulations and standards and the competence of your personnel.
Your single source of Truth – online HAVD."

ADAPT By Design


"ADAPT has developed an Owner Leader Operating System (SaaS) for Owners / Leaders of SMEs, empowering them to build resilient businesses. The platform becomes your core business truth for:
* Designing and implementing a resilient strategy
* Cultivating a healthy and vibrant culture
* Building high performing leaders and teams
* Bolstering systems and processes"



"Realising Potential has developed a novel innovation in **ConnectXR** by enhancing their 7 Key Elements methodology to help organisations gain greater insights and better understanding simply through better visibility of their Corporate data.

We believe that being a Finalist would make more organisations aware of what **ConnectXR** can offer them."

Peter Fillery Best Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project of the Year

Curtin University

2023 WINNER: Privacy Preserving Fall Detection

Falls are a pervasive cause of injury and death, with higher mortality rates among the elderly population in unsupervised environments. This project aims to combine edge-processing and AI technologies to detect falls effectively to promptly alert emergency services while preserving the privacy of fall victims.

Curtin University

2023 MERIT AWARD: IoT Sensor For Home Automation

Introducing Dualitee: a customizable, open-source IoT sensor system that revolutionizes home automation. Harnessing AI-driven analysis, Dualitee predicts environmental metrics and optimizes smart devices for enhanced energy efficiency and user comfort. Transform your living space with Dualitee—embracing sustainability and intelligent control in a connected world.

Curtin University

2023 MERIT AWARD: Polar

Polar is a unique app designed for environmentally conscious individuals who want to make a positive impact on the environment. The app features personalized carbon tracking, educational resources, and gamification, making it both engaging and effective. Users can easily track and input their carbon output with suggestions to decrease it.

Innovating Government

Edith Cowan University

2023 WINNER : Immersive Violence and Aggression De-escalation Experience (IVADE) for frontline healthcare professionals

IVADE is a clinician-focused, easily accessible immersive virtual reality training program enabling healthcare professionals to practice early aggression identification and de-escalation techniques. With a flexible, standardised delivery format and branching narrative structure, users are confronted by a realistic simulation of a high-risk aggressive patient while situated in a low-risk environment.