Innovate Moreton Bay Innovation Excellence Award

Innovate Moreton Bay Innovation Excellence Award

This award will recognise a business within the Moreton Bay Region demonstrating excellence in a product, process, business model or marketing innovation that challenges conventional thinking and demonstrates competitiveness in the national or global market, regardless of company size. Nominations may be for a single initiative (product innovation, process innovation, business model innovation or marketing innovation) or an overall strategy within a company.

OECD Definitions:

  • Product Innovation: A good or service that is new or significantly improved. This includes significant improvements in technical specifications, components and materials, software in the product, user friendliness or other functional characteristics.
  • Process Innovation: A new or significantly improved production or delivery method. This includes significant changes in techniques, equipment and/or software.
  • Business Model (Organisational) Innovation: A new organisational model or method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations.
  • Marketing Innovation: A new marketing method involving significant changes in product design or packaging, product placement, product promotion or pricing.


It’s Rocket Science

It’s Rocket Science, is an EdTech startup, promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills that connects children to BIG ideas that fly. Award winning project-based lessons, aligned to the Australian Curriculum, delivered by aerospace industry experts and specialist educators connect primary and high school students with real-world applications to investigate how and why things fly.

J.E.S.I. Management Solutions

JESI is a global, location-based software solution that enables an organisation to control the risks associated with a Mobile Workforce operating remotely across multiple geographic locations. The JESI mobile technology enables real-time responses and rapid communication that helps to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and delays amongst remote workers.

Little Hinges Pty Ltd

Little Hinges want to change the way the world transacts property. We create the world's best 3D virtual tours, which combine the latest in AI and behavioural science with our real-time analytics portal to bring both sides of a property transaction together like never before.

Spatial Innovation Pty Ltd trading as MacroGIS

Spatial Innovation is a software business delivering both bespoke software and consultancy in the mapping and data visualisation space as well as core products delivered as a service predominantly to Local Government and Small to Medium Business.

Our vision is that everyone should have access to the best information as possible when making decisions. At Spatial Innovation, we are dedicated to bringing that information to life in the simplest way possible through stunning maps and data visualisations that embed into business processes.

STEM Punks

STEM Punks offers curriculum-aligned on-line courses in STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) for school students that are designed, developed, and delivered by teachers and leading innovators. STEM Punks mission is to “Inspire Tomorrow’s Innovators” and teach kids about 21st Century Skills by enabling a mindset of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Review full list of finalists here.


Professor Karen Becker
Head, USC Moreton Bay, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Sarah Pearson
Investor, Board Director & Advisor, Main Sequence Ventures

Aaron Birkby
Cofounder, Unconventional Group

Kellie Dwyer
Senior Commercialisation Strategist, Impact Innovation Group

Review judge profiles here.