Distinction for the Deserved

Curtin University Innovation Excellence

The Curtin University Award for Innovation Excellence Award provides recognition for an organisation that has achieved outstanding results through key initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to excellence in innovation.

Entry to this Award is open to all organisations across the corporate, government, community and not-for-profit sectors in Australia that have a significant footprint in Western Australia.

In preparing entries, organisations should include details of one or more major innovation initiatives, for example:

In determining the winner of this Award, judges will consider the extent to which initiatives described:

Download your free Entry Kit PDF here

2018/19 Winner

P&N Bank - Testimonial 

P&N Bank is immensely proud to win the 2019 Excellence in Innovation award.  As WA’s largest, locally owned bank, we operate under a customer-owned model which means we always put our customers first.  In an Australian-first, P&N solved a long standing customer pain point with the introduction of instant digital cards for lost or stolen cards.  No longer having to wait up to 14 days for a replacement card in the mail, P&N continues to focus on making our members’ lives easier with innovative digital and robotics banking solutions. 

This is P&N’s second Pinnacle Award.  We are so proud to be recognised with this honour and believe in supporting these prestigious awards that recognise excellence across the business spectrum.

Anna Pearce

General Manager, Member Experience

Innovation Excellence Award Winner 2018/19

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Each Award category will comprise of a judging panel of between six to eight business leaders with expertise relevant to the Award. The judges will consider entries against the stated judging criteria and produce a shortlist prior to determining the category winner. For more information click here.


The recipient of this Award will receive leadership and management training to the value of $20,000 to donate to a charity of their choice*, as well as an engraved Pinnacle trophy.

*Refer to the Eligibility Criteria and Terms and Conditions.