Inovor Technologies CEO and founder Dr Matthew Tetlow has taken out the title of ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the inaugural Australian Space Awards 2020.

The announcement was made at a gala event held in Sydney on Thursday 19 November 2020. Adelaide-based Dr Tetlow attended the award ceremony remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The awards program, hosted by media platform Space Connect and principal partner KBR, celebrated 120-plus finalists who were shortlisted from nearly 370 submissions representing 60 companies across Australia’s fast-growing space industry.

Finalists in the category of Innovator of the Year 2020 at the Australian Space Awards included:

  • Robert Brand, ThunderStruck Aerospace.
  • Dr Kimberley Clayfield, CSIRO.
  • Christopher Galea, Boeing Research and Technology – Australia.
  • Jannene Kyytsonen, Space Habitats.
  • Jeff Lang, Titomic.
  • Joshua Letcher, Space Industries.
  • Professor Anna Moore, Australian National University Institute for Space (InSpace).
  • Flavia Tata Nardini, Fleet Space Technologies.
  • Patrick Neumann, Neumann Space.

In receiving the award, Dr Tetlow acknowledged his co-nominees and the entire Inovor Technologies team.

“It was a huge honour to receive the award considering the incredible talent of the other finalists,” Dr Tetlow said.

“I congratulate each of them.

“This award says to me that anything is possible when you have the right people on your team, so thanks to the Inovor Technologies team.”

Innovation at Inovor Technologies

Inovor Technologies is a world-leader in small satellite technologies, electronic warfare, and research and development. Our current missions include developing satellites for the CSIRO, Defence, Science and Technology Group, and the University of Melbourne’s SpIRIT mission.

Inovor Technologies was also a finalist in two other categories at the inaugural space awards; ‘Graduate of the Year’ finalist James Hain, Embedded Software Engineer; and ‘Innovator of the Year – Company’ finalist Inovor Technologies.