Thirty Australian-based small-to-medium-sized innovators in the mining, energy, space and defence industries are vying for Innovator of the Year honours at the 2023 CORE Innovation Hub awards to be announced on March 23. Six category winners will also be recognised.
CORE Innovation Hub, which has offices in Adelaide, Perth and Newman, Western Australia, aims to facilitate connections and collaboration between start-ups and larger suppliers, resources companies and universities to address technical, safety and environmental operating challenges.
CORE business partnerships lead Renu Kannu said the third Hot 30 list contained high-calibre entrants.
“Each year there is a clear theme that emerges from the entrants,” she said.
“Last year we saw a lot of energy-focused businesses working on sustainability and renewable products and services.
“Renewables has once again been strong, and we also saw a lot of entrants working on solutions that increase miners’ safety and longevity in the workplace.”
Kannu said a new Indigenous Innovation Category award would be presented along with Western Australia and South Australian Innovators of the Year, Female-led Innovation, Sustainability, Emerging Industry, and Equipment Innovation awards.
The Hot 30 list aims to highlight developing technology and solutions addressing some of the critical challenges facing the energy and mining industries.
“We are looking for companies who have developed products, services or technology that challenges how we do business today with the goal of creating a better industry for tomorrow,” Kannu said.