IQ Awards 2018

A celebration of UWA innovation

2018 IQ Awards have now closed. Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to the finalists.

The IQ Awards recognise UWA researchers, staff and students who are developing creative solutions to real-world problems.

We're celebrating UWA innovation – the thinkers, the dreamers, the doers, the makers and the creators. Some are inventing new technologies or launching startup companies. Others are working to transform the University or strengthen connections with our community. All are united by a passion to make things better.

Why nominate?

Award winners and finalists will receive official recognition of their enterprising skills and mindsets. They'll receive support to take their projects further – including access to funding, publicity, networks and mentors – and their stories will inspire others in our community and drive UWA's culture of innovation.


UWA researchers, staff and students are eligible to apply. Please view individual awards for specific details.

about awards
The IQ Awards are a celebration of creativity and ambition, showing our commitment to fostering enterprise and entrepreneurship at UWA. Through this platform we are helping great ideas to grow and collaborations to thrive, ensuring cutting-edge research results in real-world impact.
Professor Dawn FreshwaterVice-Chancellor

Key dates

All finalists will be announced on Friday 13 April. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 10 May.

Nominations open:
Monday 26 February
Nominations close:
Wednesday 4 April
Finalists announced:
Friday 13 April
Awards ceremony:
Thursday 10 May

2018 Applications are now closed

2018 Finalists

2017 winners and finalists

Congratulations to last years winners and finalists.

By dreaming big and taking risks we are driving change that will solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. The IQ Awards will help UWA innovators take their projects to the next level.
Professor Kent AndersonDVC Community and Engagement

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