In 2021 we celebrated 30 years of WA’s longest running premiere ICT awards program that is the INCITE Awards. And what a year it has been!
In true form, celebrating a milestone 30th year birthday meant lots of achievements, which to summarise quickly, included:
- A new INCITE Awards Chair in Niamh Toohey;
- A record number of entries and finalists;
- A new event design, combining the success of our 2020 Digital event and the much loved Gala event (turned into a Cocktail networking function);
- Our WA Tech innovators winning THREE out of nine national iAwards;
- Getting long term and new Partners, Sponsors and supporters on board to create an amazing 30th awards program;
- Having INCITE Awards Ambassadors – our local community and industry champions and leaders – to help create noise!
- And of course, so many successful stories of our finalists and winners, continuing to win and expanding our vibrant tech sector.
Below is a short recap of INCITE Awards 30th year!
A new Chair for the INCITE Awards
Niamh Toohey was appointed Chair of the INCITE Awards. Niamh is a Digital Business Consultant with a focus on supporting clients with digital transformation programs. She specialises in guiding executive digital decisions with clarity and awareness of consequences of choices by focusing on people and culture aspects of transformation, coaching teams on their journey.
Record number of finalists
In 2021, we received a spectacular number of applications and final submissions for the Awards – a fitting tribute to celebrating our 30th year milestone – and an indication that local tech innovation thrives and exists within diverse business types and models. Fifty finalists made it to the second stage judging.
A new event design
The 2021 Awards saw two major events – a Digital Conference and a Gala Cocktail event – the former a continuation of the success of our online event and the latter a departure from our sit down awards evenings.
Congratulations to our 2021 winners
On Friday 23 July 2021, the INCITE Awards – the State’s longest running ICT Awards program – presented WA tech organisations, entrepreneurs, students and industry leaders with winning titles for their medical, AI, robotics and mining technology innovations, at a Gala Cocktail event, attended by over 450 people.
We won 1/3 of the iAwards
Eleven of our WA INCITE Awards winners and merits competed with their other States and Territories colleagues to get to the next stage – the global stage with APICTA Awards.
Our tech innovators won three out of a total of 9 iAwards!
Our INCITE Awards Ambassadors
In 2021, we also said hello to The INCITE Awards’ first ever Ambassadors line-up. The INCITE Ambassadors are community, business, and technology leaders in WA who are passionate about supporting and showcasing innovation across the WA Tech Sector and in Digital Business.
Thank YOU to our Sponsors and Partners
Without the generous support of our Sponsors and Partners, we would not have been able to deliver a 30th event! Thank YOU.
Thank YOU to our INCITE Legends
The past 30 years of INCITE Awards and showcasing WA Tech innovators have been made possible through the voluntary support and dedication of some outstanding supporters. Here are their stories.