Rewarding UWA researchers, staff and students who create impact through enterprise, and forge links between the University, industry and community.

About the awards

Why nominate?

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

Who can nominate?

UWA researchers, staff and students are all eligible to nominate themselves or others. Please view individual awards for specific details regarding eligibility. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 12 May 2017.

Prizes

An independent judging panel will select three finalists for each award. All finalists will be announced on Friday 19 May. UWA will produce a short video for each finalist showcasing their work and achievements. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in June.

Research Innovation and Enterprise Award

The winner will receive a $2,500 grant to directly support the progression of their innovation, one-on-one mentoring from a leading Western Australian entrepreneur, and entry into the AFR Higher Education Awards.

UWA Innovation Champion

The winner will receive a $2,500 grant to fund a new or existing project that supports a culture of innovation, enterprise and industry engagement at UWA, one-on-one mentoring from a leading Western Australian entrepreneur and entry into the AFR Higher Education Awards.

Student Startup of the Year

Three teams will pitch to a live audience at the awards ceremony in front of a panel of entrepreneurs and investors. The winning team will receive a $2,000 grant to invest in their business, and one 12 month co-working membership for Bloom Lab at St Catherine's College (valued at $600).

Key dates

Nominations open:
Monday 3 April
Nominations close:
Friday 12 May
Finalists announced:
Friday 19 May
Awards ceremony:
June 2017
Professor Dawn FreshwaterThe 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 grow and collaborations thrive, to ensure cutting-edge research results in real-world impact.
Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor

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Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 12 May 2017

Research Innovation and Enterprise Award

Recognises a UWA researcher who has applied learnings from their scholarship to develop an innovative solution to a real-world problem.

Research Innovation and Enterprise Award

UWA Innovation Champion

Recognises a researcher or staff member who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to promoting a culture of innovation, enterprise and industry engagement at UWA.

UWA Innovation Champion

Student Startup of the Year

Recognises and celebrates innovative enterprises launched by UWA student entrepreneurs.

Student Startup of the Year

Professor Kent AndersonBy 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 Anderson, DVC Community and Engagement

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