Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation Awards

The Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation Awards seek to identify, encourage, support and promote local people with good ideas to help establish these into viable businesses.  As well as offering cash prizes, we work with our network of partners to connect inventors and innovators to investors, mentors and potential customers.

Entries for the 2019 Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation Awards are now closed. Good luck to everyone who submitted an entry. Winners will be announced at 5:30pm on Monday 2 September in the Fernery at the All Seasons Resort, Bendigo. Register your attendance here.

Environmental Sustainability

With corporate values around innovation and environmental responsibility, Mandalay resources are a perfect fit as our Environmental Sustainability Category Partner. Your invention or innovation might create more efficient ways of generating renewable energy, help reduce waste, improve recycling efficiency, reduce water consumption or something else that has the potential to improve the quality of our environment.



With a new state-of-the-art hospital recently opened and a new Health Accelerator launching later this year, we are excited to work with Bendigo Health once again to offer a prize for innovation in Health. If you have an invention or innovation that has the potential to improve health, how it is diagnosed or the way it is managed, then we want to hear from you.



La Trobe University shares a passion for fostering inventiveness, innovation and creativity in regional Victoria, evidenced by a regional accelerator program that recognises local talent and supports people to take their startup ideas through to the next stage. The Open category is for inventions and innovations that do not fall within the other categories.


Youth (age 17 and under)

We are extremely fortunate to have our new Tech School in Bendigo, enabling our youth to develop the advanced STEAM knowledge and skills and entrepreneurial mindset that Victoria school students need to flourish in the rapidly changing global economy. The Youth category is open to any inventions or innovations from people under the age of 18.



Our judges bring with them extensive experience in patent law, engineering, industrial design and business development, ensuring a high calibre of assessment for our entries.

Past Winners

The Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation Awards has uncovered many interesting and exciting inventions over the years. Many of these have gone on to further success, including global sales of their product. Find out more about our major winners below.