Finder Innovation Awards 2021

Celebrating Australia's most innovative companies

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Entries are now open for the Finder Innovation Awards 2021, which celebrate the success of Australia's most forward-thinking businesses. Now in their sixth year, the Finder Innovation Awards acknowledge excellence and recognise creativity and impact across a range of industries, from banking and property to technology, retail and travel.

There are 27 innovation categories now open for submission, including 15 new categories!

These categories recognise improvements and new initiatives that businesses have implemented in 2020-2021.

More details on the metrics we review for each category can be found in the 2021 Finder Innovation Awards entry criteria document (PDF).


Important dates

Submissions for the innovation categories are open as of 26 May 2021.
Closing date for entries is 5pm AEST on 02 July 2021.
Finalists will be announced via email and the website in late July.
Winners will be announced in late August.

Finder Awards 2021 innovation categories

  • Best Retail Product Innovation (new!)
  • Most Innovative Business Response to COVID-19 (new!)
  • Best Insurtech Innovation (new!)
  • Best Energy Innovation (new!)
  • Best Streaming Innovation (new!)
  • Best Automotive Innovation (new!)
  • Best Solar Innovation (new!)
  • Best Innovation in Crypto/Digital Currencies (new!)
  • Best Payment Innovation (new!)
  • Best BNPL Innovation (new!)
  • Best Social Impact Innovation (new!)
  • Most Innovative Partnership (new!)
  • Best Lending Innovation (new!)
  • Best Transport Innovation (new!)
  • Most Innovative Supermarket (new!)
  • Best Retail Innovation
  • Best Tech Innovation
  • Best Travel Innovation
  • Most Innovative Team
  • Most Innovative Person
  • Best Online Customer Service
  • Best Banking Innovation
  • Best Telco Innovation
  • Digital Disruptor of the Year
  • Best Insurance Innovation
  • Best B2B Innovation
  • Best Investment Innovation

Full Finder Awards 2021 terms and conditions

Check out the full list of 2020 winners


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