Research Innovation and Enterprise award

The Research Innovation and Enterprise Award recognises a UWA researcher who has applied learnings from their scholarship to develop an innovation solution to a real-world problem. It seeks to celebrate knowledge translation through research enterprise, entrepreneurship and/or industry engagement.


Test For Real-time Detection of Resistance in Weeds
Roberto Busi, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)
A New Highly Sensitive, Diagnostic Method for Leukaemia
Wendy Erber, Kathryn Fuller and Henry Hui (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences)
A New Surgical Treatment for Glaucoma
Dao-Yi Yu, Lions Eye Institute Physiology and Pharmacology Research Group, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science (COVS)

UWA Innovation Champion

The UWA Innovation Champion Award recognises a researcher or staff member who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to promoting a culture of innovation, enterprise and industry engagement at UWA.


Melinda Hodkiewicz
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Kevin Pfleger
Head of Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Liang Cheng
Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Adrian Keating
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Student Startup of the Year

The Student Startup of the Year Award recognises and celebrates innovative enterprises launched by UWA student entrepreneurs.


Futuristic: Skills of the Future
Conor Mclaughlin (Data Science student)
Unearthed: Empowering through Expression
Taj Dutton (Arts/Business student)
I Can and I Will Project
Kishaini Baskararao (Medical Science student)
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