2024 State Finalists - Embracing Innovation

Innovative businesses, powered by technology

Get to know the businesses that are innovating with technology to develop solutions for challenges faced by modern Australia in 2024.

Embracing Innovation Finalists by state

Australian Capital Territory

Catch The Sun Communications

ACT Finalist

Catch the Sun Communications is a virtual editorial and content agency that provides high-quality copywriting, editing and proofreading services to clients in the advertising and marketing industries. 

The team helps its clients find more hours in the day through its unique 'follow the sun' method that sees its global team use time zone differences between Europe and Australia to add an extra eight hours to their clients' working days, should they need it. 

Digital Design Partners (DDP)

ACT Finalist

Digital Design Partners (DDP) was co-founded in 2020 as a fully-remote consultancy specialising in digital and systems transformation. DDP delivers service improvement, solution design and systems implementation with a focus on collaboration, co-design and customer experience.

Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT)

ACT Finalist

Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) is a biotechnology research company that offers a globally affordable genome profiling option which acts to provide actionable business/research recommendations for farmers, breeders, scientists and ecologists. Founded in 2001, DArT has a key focus on improving food security, social equity and ecological sustainability.

Leading Health Solutions

ACT Finalist

Leading Health Solutions is a Canberra owned and operated NDIS, aged care and private practice Occupational Therapy company. Founded by Director Andrew Mifsud, it has a passion for innovation and a desire to redefine possibilities for Australians with disabilities and the elderly.


ACT Finalist

Learn2Fly is a flight academy offering flight training for beginners through to those with advanced skill levels, in addition to aircraft charter and air work operations. Learn2Fly was founded out of the desire to deliver quality training designed to produce job ready commercial pilots as well as safe and skilled private pilots.

Oculo Digital

ACT Finalist

Founded in 2018 by Owen Walter, Oculo Digital is a video production and social media agency. In the modern digital landscape, where information overload often hampers consumer retention, Oculo Digital offers businesses a highly cost-effective solution to slice through the noise and create meaningful connections with their audiences. 

The team helps Australian businesses unlock the potential of video, continually pushing the boundaries of what is achievable in the video production industry.

New South Wales

Seer Data & Analytics

NSW Finalist

Seer Data & Analytics is a technology company transforming data into actionable insights for communities and organisations. 

As a trusted problem solving platform, it enables increased access to data, empowering communities to work together to make decisions, solve problems and bring about positive change. 


NSW Finalist

SportsGrid is a collective of multi-skilled professionals, passionate about improving the sports industry in Australia.

The team has created revolutioniseSPORT, an online, cloud-based, end-to-end platform for sporting and community organisations. They have also established the Australian Sports Professionals Association alongside consulting and providing keynote speakers.


NSW Finalist

triSearch provides an all in one technology solution for conveyancers, including access to an integrated practice management system with legal and due diligence search, eConveyancing, trust accounting, billing, and more, supported by one dedicated help desk team.

Dental Boutique Sydney

NSW Finalist

Founded by Dr Reuben Sim and Dr May Chan in 2013, Dental Boutique’s vision is to create an environment where patients get to experience dentistry like no other. 

Its team of renowned dentists, dental surgeons and master ceramists help achieve signature smile makeovers that are bespoke and naturally beautiful.


NSW Finalist

SolBox empowers logistics operators with intuitive software and driver apps, to intelligently deliver products and services, reducing their cost to serve and transforming the customer experience. 

SolBox solutions allow businesses to gain visibility, maximise efficiency and improve profitability.

Mercy Connect

NSW Finalist

Mercy Connect is a not for profit Catholic organisation delivering a range of innovative services and programs. 

It aims to support adults, children, and older people with a disability to live independently and get actively involved in their community. 

Northern Territory

Florance Electrical

NT Finalist

A family owned and operated business, Florance Electrical was created by Alex Florance and Courtney Sim-Gully who saw a lack of service in the electrical services industry. 

Whether it's tackling complex projects or offering personalised solutions, the team takes immense pride in their work and the positive impact they make in their community.


The Avolution

QLD Finalist

The Avolution is a grower-owned business that simplifies and centralises the marketing of avocados and other fruits, allowing growers to concentrate on producing and packing. 

The team provides a new approach to horticulture, working with growers, ripeners, wholesalers and retailers to deliver an innovative and lean supply chain model.

Bloom Healthcare

QLD Finalist

Bloom Healthcare is a registered NDIS provider committed to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities through high-quality in-home therapy and healthcare services. 

Guided by values that emphasise the utmost importance of people, genuine care and evidence-driven results, Bloom Healthcare adopts a comprehensive and empathetic approach. 

Chirpy Plus

QLD Finalist

Chirpy Plus is an online community combining state of the art technology and face to face events to help solve loneliness for over 50s in Australia. 

From chatting with local members, arranging international travel trips and online virtual trivia contests, Chirpy Plus helps individuals make real-life friends and lifelong connections.

Risk 2 Solution

QLD Finalist

Risk 2 Solution (R2S) offers integrated risk solutions to help clients turn risk into opportunity. 

R2S partners with clients to protect their people, assets and operations, enabling business owners to focus on their core business and drive organisational performance.

Sell Securely

QLD Finalist

Sell Securely is a free independent remittance provider offering equal protection to both buyers and sellers. 

Sell Securely can be used on all kinds of purchases from online marketplaces, making online transactions safe and helping protect Aussies from scams.


QLD Finalist

Stymie is a child protection tool allowing students in schools and community groups to anonymously report harm to them or someone else.

It works by sending encrypted, anonymous notifications to authorised recipients who can respond accordingly, encouraging kids to speak up and helping to cultivate a safe environment for everyone.

South Australia


SA Finalist

QMS NDT & NACE is a family-owned and operated business providing specialised non-destructive testing, inspection and production services to the defence, mining and manufacturing industries across South Australia and beyond. 

The team of qualified technicians identify hazardous risks and boost the efficiency and reliability of equipment.

Uniq Stone

SA Finalist

Uniq Stone is a premier stone benchtop manufacturer, crafting exceptional stone benchtops to enhance the beauty and functionality of kitchens and bathrooms. 

The team of skilled artisans ensure every project receives unrivalled attention to detail and quality pieces, from custom designs to precise installations.


SA Finalist

Transmutation is a craft sized recycling and manufacturing business that makes and sells circular economy products, proving to its customers that waste can be great. 

The business sells everything from bags, belts, clothing and jewellery, homewares, and more.


Fulcrum Robotics

TAS Finalist

Fulcrum Robotics provides innovative multidisciplinary services to the industrial, environmental and technology sectors. 

Fulcrum Robotics utilises robotics to provide safe and effective access to hazardous environments remotely, and its highly skilled team thrives on tailoring cost-effective solutions to meet any problem or requirement.


Adorn cosmetics

VIC Finalist

Driven by a passion for sustainability, Briony Kennedy founded Adorn Cosmetics in 2008.

With the aim to create positive social change, Adorn Cosmetics makes certified, ethically made, circular cosmetics and skincare that is kinder to people, the planet, and animals. 

Australian Digital Concert Hall

VIC Finalist

Co-Directors Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt launched Australian Digital Concert Hall to connect artists and communities through music and technology. 

Its exclusive live broadcasts and growing range of on-demand performances are helping shine the spotlight on the full spectrum of Australian artistry.

Australian Production House

VIC Finalist

Australian Production House is a revolutionary production and distribution company reshaping the entertainment industry.

It advises, develops and produces film and television series from both leading writers, directors, and producers as well as first-time creators. 

The Conversation

VIC Finalist

The Conversation is a global knowledge project, driven by a powerful combination of technology, academic expertise, and journalistic know-how. 

Through a network of newsrooms across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and beyond, its on a mission to bring together universities and journalists to produce and disseminate free, independent, and fact-based journalism. 


VIC Finalist

MakerX seamlessly combines technology, innovation, and business acumen to build successful digital products for start-ups, corporates, and venture builders. 

Its decades of experience developing mobile and web applications, cloud infrastructure, product strategies and more, offer clients an end-to-end digital business building capability. 


VIC Finalist

Orthokids is a children's orthotic specialist and provider of personalised assistive devices for children.  

The team blends clinical expertise with custom manufacturing capabilities to create personalised devices to assist children in standing, walking, running and more. 

Western Australia

Asset Reliability Inspections

WA Finalist

Asset Reliability Inspections is an asset integrity and compliance company that offers pressure equipment inspection, pressure equipment design verification, weld inspection, and non-destructive testing services. 

Testing commuter trains, aircrafts, bridges, storage tanks and more, Asset Reliability Inspections helps keep industry operating reliable and people using those services safe.

Monford Group

WA Finalist

Monford Group is a construction company specialising in the infrastructure, resources, and energy sectors. 

At the forefront of industry trends and with a solutions-based approach, Monford Group continuously seeks new ways to improve project outcomes and exceed client expectations.


WA Finalist

Motium designs and manufactures rugged computers and associated technologies for use in harsh environments and tough industries. 

It provides sophisticated solutions to businesses requiring reliable and robust products that can endure and continually operate in extreme conditions.

Peak Education

WA Finalist

Peak Education is a tuition college, empowering year 10 to 12 students to take control of their studies and achieve their academic goals. 

Specialising in ATAR mathematics, physics, and chemistry, it offers small group classes, one on one workshops, and comprehensive resources.


WA Finalist

TekMatix is an all-in-one CRM, marketing, and course creation platform. From pre-built websites, sales pipelines, course creation portals and ad management, TekMatix delivers a cohesive solution for businesses and education providers, allowing clients to tap into a global market, automate processes, and bolster their efficiency and profits.


WA Finalist

TeleMedVET provides an innovative and compassionate clinical diagnostic service for equine and small animal veterinary care. 

Its qualified specialists are committed to making nuclear medicine more accessible and more valuable to referring veterinarians through innovations in key areas of image quality, dose reduction, exam speeds, and quantitative applications.

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