2022 State Finalists - Embracing Innovation

Innovative solutions centred around technology

Get to know the businesses innovating with technology to develop solutions for challenges faced by modern Australia.

Embracing Innovation Finalists by state

Australian Capital Territory

Altina Drinks

ACT Finalist

Altina's mission is to change the way Australians drink. Founded by Alan and Christina (Al-tina), they blend natural flavours into wonderfully refreshing and healthy non-alcoholic drinks for satisfying drinking experiences.


ACT Finalist

Ardexa is a global software and cloud services company, focused on revolutionising data capture, management and control in renewable energy.


ACT Finalist

The Rehabilitation Specialists is a team of passionate allied health professionals providing accessible NDIS and tailored services in NSW and the ACT in addition to telehealth services nationwide.


ACT Finalist

Data reFactory is a big data and software consultancy that takes data from being a science into an artform, by translating data into insights and intelligence that contributes to the economic and social wellbeing of Australia.


ACT Winner

An independent Australian beer company, Heaps Normal brews great-tasting non-alcoholic beer as part of a global movement trading the standard drink for a new drink standard.

Lonsdale St Studio

ACT Finalist

Lonsdale St Studios is a high-tech recording studio service which provides the market with professionally produced, broadcast-quality content and managed virtual events, driven by a team of broadcast industry professionals.


New South Wales


NSW Finalist

Adatree is on a mission to democratise data. It's a financial technology company at the forefront of Open Banking, which securely connects businesses to consumer banking data to improve their products and services, while giving individuals more control over who can access their information.


NSW Winner

CIM turns existing building analytics into real-time insights. It helps building owners make better use of the data that’s already out there, while reducing carbon footprint and adding value for shareholders and tenants.

Office Hub

NSW Finalist

Office Hub is disrupting the workplace real estate industry with its marketplace for flexible workspaces, connecting workers with workspaces. People who need offices can find one and people with space to spare can get tenants.

OSINT Combine Pty Ltd

NSW Finalist

OSINT Combine is an Australian veteran owned and operated business that specialises in open-source intelligence (OSINT) training and software.


NSW Finalist

Renew IT helps businesses achieve their carbon zero goals, by buying back redundant IT hardware. The hardware either finds a new home or is broken down responsibly, giving companies a return on IT without compromising data.


NSW Finalist

Yarno levels up workplace training. It is a gamified microlearning platform that trains employees with daily, three-minute multiple choice quizzes. Yarno uses scientific principles to keep engagement and completion rates high.


Northern Territory

Digitally Buzzed

NT Winner

Founded by digital pioneer Bel Cook, Digitally Buzzed is an agency of digital ninjas that introduces emerging technologies to the Northern Territory, including drone light shows and virtual and augmented reality.




QLD Finalist

Founded in 2012 by brothers Jamie and Bobby Montesalvo, AlphaFit manufactures and supplies 100 percent Australian made gym equipment. It offers unmatched value and tailored solutions that are fit for purpose.

Australian Innovative Systems

QLD Winner

When it comes to swimming pools, Australian Innovative Systems thinks taking a dip should be safe and environmentally friendly. It designs and manufactures world-first, award-winning water disinfection technology for commercial and residential swimming pools.


QLD Finalist

Mr. Consistent shakes up the way Australians experience cocktails. Made from carefully sourced local ingredients, these premium cocktail mixes are designed to bring out the best in every bartender, no matter the skill level.


QLD Finalist

Sites At Scale knows the value of a great website. From humble beginnings, its team of web developers and designers has established successful platforms for a range of businesses, from ministries to dance and fitness studios.

Solidteknics Pty Ltd

QLD Finalist

Founded by engineer/cook Mark J. Henry, Solidteknics is an innovative, 100 percent Australian, cookware, knife and kitchenware manufacturer on a mission to build more sustainable kitchenware.

Tungsten Structures Pty Ltd

QLD Finalist

Tungsten Structures has a knack for finding creative structural engineering solutions. Working closely with design and construct builders, Tungsten Structures delivers efficient, data rich designs.


QLD Finalist

The V2i Group makes complex information easy. This digital creative studio and software developer embraces the power of storytelling to teach and communicate a variety of topics, from eLearning tools to staff training.


South Australia

Container Deposit Systems

SA Winner

Container Deposit Systems design, develop, manufacture, install and service a revolutionary, semi-automated system that helps 75K Australians return 20M containers for recycling per week to avoid ending up in landfill.

Davie Group

SA Finalist

Established in 2017 by Dave Fogarty, the Davie Group owns 10 brands, including the Oodie and Calming Blanket. One of Australia's fastest-growing online retailers, Davie Group attracts over $250 million in annual revenue.

Discount Party Supplies

SA Finalist

Discount Party Supplies has been delivering boxes full of happiness for over 13 years. From a humble home business to a busy warehouse in Adelaide, Discount Party Supplies makes celebrations across Australia memorable.



Artas Architects

TAS Finalist

ARTAS Architects work to create intelligent, meaningful and purposeful designs. Since 1989, the firm has provided services to government and private clients and helped to revitalise key Tasmanian landmarks.

Enable Ag

TAS Finalist

For many hard-working farmers, a sustainable work–life balance feels out of reach. Enable Ag strives to change that by offering tailored business frameworks, in turn allowing farmers better control over the hours they work.


TAS Finalist

In an industry threatened by the depletion of natural resources, integratedSCADA fuels a future where innovative digital systems and engineering services combine to regulate power, water and industrial process.


National Winner

Sea Forest cultivates a natural solution to climate change. The eco-tech company is among the first to commercially grow Asparagopsis, a native red seaweed with the ability to significantly reduce livestock methane emissions.



April Sun

VIC Finalist

April Sun aims to bring healthier, hyper-locally grown food to people’s plates. The expert team does this by vertical farming (multi-tiered layers in a controlled environment), without insecticide, herbicide and fungicide.


VIC Finalist

Arinco’s vision is to create a future connected by the cloud and a company connected by its crew. This technology service provider advises on cloud-based solutions for corporate, government and enterprise businesses.

Cyber Safety Project

VIC Finalist

The Cyber Safety Project empowers young Australians to manage their cyber safety and digital wellbeing. The project equips teachers with the tools to educate students on online safety, while also engaging the community.

Glass Ontime Pty Ltd

VIC Winner

Finally there is a way to find and book a top tradie with upfront pricing, online in an instant. Glass Ontime are specialist installers of glass and glass products, combining best of the best tradies with innovative technology to make the whole online ordering process seamless.


VIC Finalist

Household Capital helps Australian retirees access their own savings in home equity. This unique platform combines technology, finance, and tailored customer assessments to enable retirees to live well at home.


VIC Finalist

Neighbourlytics provides rich insights into human behaviour allowing decision makers to make more effective choices when it comes to planning and managing and improving cities and neighbourhoods.


Western Australia

Advanced Mining Production Systems

WA Finalist

Advanced Mining Production Systems is an industry leader in mining technical services optimisations. It provides education, systems and training to mine sites around the world and is dedicated to improving the industry.


WA Finalist

Blasta Brewing Company is on a mission to create lasting memories through destination venues and world class beverages. The dynamic and progressive company includes a brewery and a large beer hall restaurant.

Complete Home Filtration

WA Winner

Complete Home Filtration designs, manufactures and installs water filtration solutions to deliver premium in-home water. 100 percent Australian, the company prides itself on helping Australians access the best water possible.


WA Finalist

Quantum Contract Solutions helps construction subcontractors reduce their contractual risk, maintain project margins and improve cash flow by providing monthly subscriptions of end-to-end contract and legal solutions.

The Pivot Institute

WA Finalist

The Pivot Institute is a registered training organisation delivering a range of professional development qualifications and programs across the country, offering a full suite of learning and development services.

Wholesome Market

WA Finalist

Wholesome Market is a membership based, online retailer selling healthy groceries at wholesale prices. Committed to breaking down barriers, Wholesome Market’s mission is to make healthy living more accessible to all Australians.

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