Innovation Excellence Awards

Our Innovations Excellence Awards go to products and services that really have the WOW factor. Is the business at the forefront of modern innovation? Has it designed, developed and released to market an outstanding product or feature? Is it helping to make the lives of busy Australian families that little bit easier, or just putting smiles on faces? These are some of the questions we ask. To read more about each winner, simply select a category from the list below to see the winners for that year.

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Innovation Award Winners 2014-2016

Innovation Excellence has been awarded to innovators in Home Appliances, Phone & Internet, Automotive, and Electronics. This is a tradition that started in Canstar Gold recognising innovation in financial products and services, that we’ve been delighted to continue on the Canstar Blue over the last few years.

More information on the winners of the Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Awards, can be found by looking through the categories listed below.

Innovation Awards - Terms and Conditions

Posted by February 5th 2018

  Innovation Awards – Terms and Conditions of submissionsAppliances and products that fall within general ‘home and garden’ consumer category only will be considered Submissions will be accepted until 4 August, 2017 By lodging a submission to Canstar Blue in relation to the Innovation Award (“Submission”) you are...


Innovation Award Submissions

Posted by July 20th 2017

Is your business at the forefront of modern innovation? Has it designed, developed and released to market an outstanding appliance or product that is helping to make the lives of Australian families that little bit easier, or just putting smiles on faces? If the answer is...


2016 Appliance | Innovation Excellence Awards

Posted by November 1st 2016

We’re excited to share with you our Innovation Excellence Awards for 2016, for Appliances. These products really have the WOW factor, and are more than worthy of our awards. Click on the links below to learn more about each award winner. 


2015 Appliance | Innovation Excellence Awards

Posted by November 1st 2016

We’re excited to share with you our Innovation Excellence Awards for 2015, for Appliances. These products really have the WOW factor, and are more than worthy of our awards. Click on the links below to learn more about each award winner. Learn more about our awards


2015 Automotive | Innovation Excellence Award Winners

Posted by November 1st 2016

The Innovation Excellence Award winners in 2015 for Automotive innovation were: Hyundai iCare Servicing & Support Program, Mercedes Benz Cockpit Management & Data System, NUVIZ Ride (HUD), MyKey Safety Program by Ford, Bosch Back Over Avoidance System, Subaru ‘EyeSight’ Safety Avoidance Systems, Tesla Model S,


2015 Phone & Internet | Innovation Excellence Award Winners

Posted by April 7th 2017

Innovation Excellence Award Winners in 2015 for Phone & Internet were: Adelaide’s Free WiFi Service , the Huawei Talkband, Vodafone’s $5 Day Roaming Plan, Netgear’s Nighthawk X6 Wi-Fi router, and Vodafone’s Data Workout plan.   


Exercise Headphones | Innovation Excellence

Posted by July 8th 2016

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Headphones Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Jan 28th, 2015. Headphones are essential for many of us who consider keeping fit of the utmost importance. For some, music is a welcome distraction, and for others it’s a motivator, but one thing’s...


SLR-Quality Smartphone Camera - Innovation Awards

Posted by June 26th 2017

Sony QX Series Smartphone Cameras Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Cameras have been leaping from strength to strength for many decades – from the introduction of versatile digital SLR cameras, to the convenience and portability of smartphone cameras. In fact, one...


Detachable Soundbar Speakers - Innovation Award Winner

Posted by July 7th 2016

Philips Fidelio Surround Sound Speakers HTL9100 Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Buying a new TV is usually pretty exciting, as is the purchase of a new computer or phone. But bringing home a new set of speakers doesn’t usually instil such...


Blender / Food Processor - Innovation Award Winner

Posted by July 5th 2017

Breville “The Boss” Blender BBL910 Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Award: 5 stars Christmas is a time for countless useless electronics and appliances to be bestowed on hapless family members. That’s how people end up with electric forks,...


Curved OLED Smart TV - Innovation Award Winner

Posted by July 7th 2016

LG’s Curved OLED 3D Smart TV 55EA9800 Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Ever since we first started producing televisions en masse, the ultimate prize for any manufacturer has been to develop a product that can best emulate the feeling of “being...


Boiled, Chilled, & Sparkling Water Tap - Innovation Awards

Posted by June 29th 2017

Zip HydroTap G4 | Boiled, Chilled, and Sparkling Water Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Gone are the days of having to take flasks of boiling water into work just so you can have that one cup of coffee in the morning....


3D Electric Fireplace - Innovation Excellence Awards

Posted by July 5th 2017

Opti-myst 3D Electric Fires by Dimplex Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Picture the scene – a wooden cabin in the middle of the forest, snow coating the trees outside and a log fire crackling in the warmed interior. Few of us...