Monday, October 19th, 2009
For too long, South Australia’s reputation for innovation has rested on outdated icons such as Hills Hoists and Frog Cakes. Where are SA’s modern world-beaters?

SA’s independent business media outlet, in-business, aims to find out. In partnership with B2B marketing specialist Mihell & Lycos, in-business is seeking the best Business-to-Business innovations created in SA since the turn of the new millennium.

The Top 20 SA Innovation Awards is the only award campaign celebrating B2B innovation in all market segments and industries.

Its panel of expert judges gives the Top 20 Awards solid and local credibility. Respected corporate executive, Bruce Linn will chair a panel including:

Prof Gavin Brown – eminent scientist and RiAus director,
Dr Leanna Read – researcher and biotech entrepreneur
Assoc Prof Barry Burgan – University of Adelaide’s Head of Business School,
Matthew Herring – KPMG Partner and commercialization and technology expert
Kimon Lycos – international B2B branding and marketing specialist

Top 20 B2B innovations must be disruptive to be considered. Entries can be hard technology, software, or back-office processes – the judges are looking for products and services which have fundamentally changed the “state of the art”.

Businesses of any size may enter. Innovations must be intended primarily for B2B use and the product or service must be ready for sale. Judges will consider details such as business models, capitalization and marketing plans, skills deficits and product development.

From the Top 20 finalists there will be first, second and third prize winners chosen, as well as Investment Ready and People’s Choice winners.

To enter, visit for details. The initial judging stage will vet all entries to create a short list. Judges will then interview short-listed entrants to determine the Top 20 SA Innovations for 2009.

Winners will be announced at the inaugural Top 20 Innovation Awards Expo on Friday, 5 February 2010. The Expo will also bring the public face to face with the innovators who represent South Australia’s cleverness and tenacity to the world.

For more information contact in-business publisher Graham Wakeling on 0411 881133 or Mihell & Lycos principal Kimon Lycos on 0400 263740.

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in-business magazine

in-business magazine is South Australia’s independent business media outlet.
Graham Wakeling
P: 0883328200
M: 0411881133


The Top 20 Innovation Awards is the only award campaign celebrating South Australian B2B innovation in all market segments and industries.


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