Youth Innovation Excellence Award

Youth Innovation Excellence Award

This award will recognise an individual or group aged 18 years and younger that study in the Moreton Bay Region, demonstrating excellence in a product, process, business model or marketing innovation, developed within the past 24 months, that challenges conventional thinking and demonstrates competitiveness. All nominees must be 18 years or younger as at 27 August 2021.

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.


Grace Lutheran College Robotics

Grace Lutheran College's robotics program has been leading the field in high school robotics regionally, nationally and internationally. Grace Robotics has touched the lives of thousands of students in Queensland, and won significant accolades on the world stage.

Grace Lutheran College – GLC Shark Tank Year 9

Year 9 Business & Legal Studies Students set out to solve a problem occurring in schools for staff or students. They followed the design thinking process to empathise, ideate, prototype and pitch their idea to a panel of “sharks”. NoteButler is an app designed to assist students with notetaking, studying and revising processes to improve study skills.

Murrumba State Secondary College - IntelVest

IntelVest is the marriage of a radio transmitter, a processing unit, and a collection of existing electronic sensors, packaged into a light and flexible unit that can be incorporated into a firefighter’s turnout gear. The technology collects and relays back clinical data, such as pulse rate, body temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure, along with environmental data, such as external temperature, dangerous gas concentration, visibility, and other factors back to a central control unit that can be monitored by an outside control team.

Murrumba State Secondary College - Super Curricular Initiative

Super Curricular Initiative, abbreviated to SCI, is an early-stage education technology company that is looking to fundamentally change the way students learn.

PHL Photos

I’m Parker (aged 15) and I'm hoping that by visiting many places and taking photos that my photos will share stories and encourage more people especially kids to learn about conservation so we can have these amazing animals for generations.

Review full list of finalists here.


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

Nicholas Gould
Commercial Lawyer, GKS Law

Paul Garcia
Qld Chamber Relationship Manager, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ)

Sarah Barnes
Business & Leadership Trainer, Australian Trade Training College

Nicole Dyson
Chief Executive Officer, Future Anything

Review judge profiles here.