Why Enter?

The kudos… and being able to promote it!


  • Reach over 1.46 million readers & let them know you’re a leading innovator. The list will be published in The Australian Financial Review with a total readership over 1.46 million combined print & digital.
  • In-depth coverage within the Financial Review.
  • Promote your position to new and existing clients.
  • Endorse your position as an innovator in Australia/New Zealand & within your industry.
  • Networking opportunities with other leading innovators at the annual Financial Review Most Innovative Companies Awards Night (Sydney, 19 September, 2017).

A bespoke Inventium Innovation Survey Report

Valued at over $10k, you’ll receive this just for entering!!! The report includes:

  • A thorough overview of Inventium’s best practice Innovation Framework including ‘The Nine Key Drivers of Innovation.’
  • A summary of your organisation’s results on each of these key drivers.
  • Benchmarking data to reveal how your organisation performs compared to other entrants.
  • Recommendations designed to increase your performance on each of the key drivers.

BOOST your chances of winning…

The list not only rates the #1 Most Innovative Company but ranks the top 50. PLUS, special awards will also be presented to the organisation with:


  • The Best Innovation Culture
  • The Best Overall Innovation
  • The Best Product Innovation
  • The Best Service Innovation
  • The Best Marketing Innovation
  • The Best Process Innovation
  • The Best Business Model Innovation
  • The Best Internal/HR Innovation
  • The Best CSR/Social Innovation
  • The Most Improved Innovative Company; and
  • The Best Innovation Program

Extra benefits of early bird registration

If you register your organisation before 27 April, 2017 you will receive the added bonus of:

  • Receiving both the written submission parts straight away; and
  • Receiving the survey link two weeks early on the 15 May, 2017


Previous winners have found that being listed as one of
Australia’s most innovative companies has helped them:


  • Attract top talent (promote it when looking for new staff).
  • Attract new clients (make the most of your ranking by advertising it).
  • Improve staff morale and productivity (celebrate your submission, regardless of the outcome – nothing bonds a team like a celebration).
  • Strengthen relationships with existing clients (open the door to new opportunities on the back of being listed as one of Australia’s most innovative companies).
  • Build a stronger network (take advantage of any networking
    opportunities by sharing and developing new connections).
  • Achieve Peer Recognition (this is the perfect platform to
    become known as an industry leader).


Topping BRW’s Most Innovative Company List in 2015 was a huge motivator for our staff and a confidence builder for our clients. The hard work done by the team at Inventium helped validate our company’s problem solving ability in the eyes of potential clients all around the world. Being on the BRW List of Most Innovative Companies has also helped us recruit some of the most talented people in the country.
– Roger Langsdon, Planet Innovation.

Receiving BRW’s Most Innovative Large Company award has been both a honour and a huge milestone for the company. Innovation has been a huge driver for us and is one of our core values; it’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s a great achievement to be recognised by the leading innovation awards in the country.”
– Tim Reed, CEO MYOB

I’m proud of the fact that the Collingwood Football Club was the only sports organisation in the country to feature on the 2015 BRW Most Innovative Companies list. To everyone at the club, this felt like an endorsement and recognition of the fact that at our best, we are counted amongst the best. It was also fantastic to receive the Best Service Innovation Award for our Magpie Nest Program, a unique program we created to address the homelessness problem in Melbourne, in partnership with the Salvation Army.”
– Gary Pert, CEO, Collingwood Football Club

Being recognised as Australia’s most innovative agency strongly positions Buzz at the forefront of ground-breaking design, reinforcing our unique offering to the industries in which we operate. Buzz’s success in consecutive ‘Most Innovative’ lists has been respected and celebrated by our clients and peers, and has attracted bona fide leads with new and existing partners.”
– Barry Gold, Managing Director, Buzz