Aussie Broadband and The BioVerse Group big winners at the 2022 Finder Innovation Awards
Winners across 21 categories announced during a special live event.
With over a hundred entries narrowed down to 62 finalists across 21 categories, the winners of the 2022 Finder Innovation Awards have finally been announced.
Standing tall and taking out 2 awards each were Aussie Broadband and The BioVerse Group.
Aussie Broadband was awarded the Best Telco Innovation for its Fault Detection project and the Best Online Customer Service Innovation Award for its new programs simplifying customer service.
The BioVerse Group's director of research and development Ross Macdougald took away the Most Innovative Person Award, while the company itself took out Most Innovative Team.
"Why innovation? Or why now? As we emerge from the pandemic, I think we face a set of new challenges. For example, the cost of living pressure on a lot of households right now. Climate change is another big example," said Chris Ellis, CEO of Finder Australia during the Awards ceremony.
"There are a lot of challenges out there. I think the bigger the pain points or the more visible they are, that tends to sow the seeds for innovation. So now is a better time than ever to try and solve those [challenges] and that's what innovation is all about."
The diversity of winning companies across the remaining award categories is a clear indication that Australian innovation is running strong, despite the challenging economy.
Also clear was the importance of innovation to deal with the climate crisis, with a large number of finalists and winners all focusing on the environment with their innovation.
2022 Finder Innovation Award winners:
Best Automotive Innovation - Touring Essentials
Best B2B Innovation - Hnry
Best Banking Innovation - Square Loans
Best Energy Innovation - Enosi
Best Innovation in Digital Currencies - Zerocap
Best Insurance Innovation - Honey Insurance
Best Insurtech Innovation - KOBA Insurance
Best Investment Innovation - BetaCarbon
Best Lending Innovation - Bridgit
Best Online Customer Service Innovation - Aussie Broadband
Best Payment Innovation - Instant
Best Retail Innovation - MILKRUN
Best Retail Product Innovation - Zero Co
Best Social Impact Innovation - updoc
Best Solar Innovation - RayGen
Best Tech Innovation - Pixelcase Group
Best Telco Innovation - Aussie Broadband
Best Travel Innovation - Fast Cover Travel Insurance
Digital Disruptor of the Year - MONEYME
Most Innovative Person - Ross Macdougald, The BioVerse Group
Most Innovative Team - The BioVerse Group
For a full rundown of the winners, visit the Finder Innovations Award page.