The Hon. Ed Husic MP, now Minister for Industry & Science presented the Consensus Awards in 2016, and again in 2023. Photo of Winners with (from left) Julian Day, Founder of Consensus and Hon. Ed Husic at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney.


After a 2 year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Consensus Awards were held again in 2023. We started in 2000 – we are now going into our 24th year of identifying and awarding the most innovative technologies in Australia & New Zealand across the following Awards Programs. You can click on the top menu to view all of the Winners of the Consensus Awards since 2000.

Entering the Consensus Awards is by a comprehensive Entry Form which addresses the three criteria of Innovation, Potential and Performance. We help every entrant through the process and review the Entry Form prior to it going to the judges. We ensure it is 100% complete, as we know what the judges are looking for after 23 years!

The final assessment is always by a minimum of 11 judges and is a detailed 45 minute presentation. We have 160+ judges across the programs, all people from industry, a BIG brains trust!

Most importantly, it’s not a competition. The judges may confer as many or as few Awards as they agree by Consensus, meet the three criteria of Innovation, Potential and Performance. Each Winner receives a Citation (quite meaty, usually 3 paragraphs as to why the criteria were met) which you can use in your marketing and on-going promotions. And of course you receive photography of the presentations by the Minister.

Call us on +61 413 309 056 to receive an Entry Form and tell us about your innovation and why you would like to win an Award.

All Consensus industry programs are structured to provide a development path and the tools for growth. Each program features clearly defined judging criteria, fully independent judges and Awards made on merit with results Endorsed by Consensus.

Consensus works with selected Program Partners who can provide vital support services such as legal services and intellectual property protection, venture and equity capital raising, media and public relations, export and overseas venture partner facilitation.