About the awards

Are you ready to shine a light on your innovative culture? Would your company benefit from exposure to the most influential leaders in Australia and New Zealand?

ANZLF brings senior business and government leaders together to help Australia and New Zealand prosper in the global economy. The Trans-Tasman Innovation & Growth Awards focuses on successful innovation and growth stories, shining a spotlight on businesses across Australia and New Zealand who have succeeded in converting innovation inputs to outputs.

Why should you get involved?

  1. PRIZES: Four winners will each receive our unique prize package that includes $20,000 AUD and an exclusive invite to our winners’ summit experiences in February and May 2020.
  2. NETWORK: Leverage exposure to the ANZLF’s network of senior business and government leaders.
  3. VOICE: Unique opportunity to collaborate with governments via the ANZLF.

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2019 ANZLF awards finalists

All our awards finalists demonstrated a vision and innovative approach within their business. It's great to see the efflorescence of talent here in Australia and New Zealand.


Vic Crone

CEO – Callaghan Innovation

David Thodey

Chairman – CSIRO

Daniel Petre

Co-founder – AirTree Ventures

Genevieve Bell

Distinguished Professor – The Australian National University

Suse Reynolds

Executive Director – Angel Association NZ

Dr. Michelle Deaker

Co-founder and Managing Partner – OneVentures

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How to impress our judges?

Our judges are looking for companies that exhibit the following:


Your company can showcase an ability to work positively and in innovative ways across a diverse ecosystem.


Your company can share a growth story that includes impressive business results and lessons learnt.


Your company have a creative approach to growing, sourcing and developing your people. You place a strong emphasis on well-being and team culture.

Funding approach

Your company can share a unique way of sourcing funding from organisations in the private and public sector.

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This is what you can expect in the coming months if you apply.


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