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Impact Innovation Wins at the Good Design Awards

Posted 2 years ago

Impact Innovation Commercialisation Navigator® Recognised in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for Design Excellence.


The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced on Friday 16th September at the 2022 Australian Good Design Awards. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 11 design disciplines covering more than 30 categories and sub-categories.  

 Impact Innovation Commercialisation Navigator® received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Design Strategy category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

 The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. Each year, the Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the next-gen category.

 The 2022 Good Design Awards attracted high-quality design projects from Australia and around the world. These innovative projects were evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact. 

 Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes. 

 The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “The team should be commended on applying a rigorous, strategic design approach to address a critical need within the Australian innovation ecosystem. The impact from this design approach will be seen in the many firms who adopt this framework.”

 Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards said: “To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award is a significant achievement, given the incredibly high standard of projects submitted in this year’s Awards. The Good Design Award is a valuable independent endorsement of professional design quality. It tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact.”

 “We know that good design, when used effectively, can improve our quality of life and make the world around us better, safer, more efficient and more beautiful. It is clear from this year’s winning projects that investment in professional design delivers real impact – be it at a commercial, environmental or societal level. As our world transitions to a less-carbon intensive future, a design-led approach to solving problems and delivering meaningful impact is going to become more critical, Dr. Gien went on to say.  

 “The Good Design Awards recognise and celebrate the transformative power of design thinking to find innovative, customer-centric solutions to local and global challenges and this year’s Award-winning projects reflect just that. My sincere congratulations to all the designers, engineers, architects and innovators recognised in this year’s Awards – you deserve to be celebrated at the highest level,” Dr. Gien concluded. 

Project Details

Project Title: Impact Innovation Commercialisation Navigator®

Designed in: Australia

Project Description: 

The Commercialisation Navigator® is a structured framework to guide the development of new products and services through the complex process of commercialisation. It is a systematic approach for entrepreneurs, innovation managers and R&D managers to bring innovations to market by prioritising key actions to focus on critical information accumulation tasks.

Designed by: 

  • Brian Ruddle – Managing Partner
  • Angus Crossan – Partner 
  • Cameron Johns – Partner

 Commissioned by: 

  • Brian Ruddle – Managing Partner

 About Good Design Australia and the Australian Good Design Awards

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing the annual Australian Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world. 

About Impact Innovation

Impact Innovation is an end-to-end innovation and commercialisation consultancy, helping clients with strategy and design through to implementation and deployment.

For more than 15 years, Impact Innovation has helped innovation and commercialisation managers, teams and organisations achieve a higher standard in innovation and commercial practice to generate value. We do this by leveraging our deep knowledge, experience and connections in innovation and commercialisation across all industries and sectors throughout the APAC region.

We understand what drives the innovation ecosystem, from research providers, startup companies, government programs and corporate innovation systems.

We bring an external voice to challenge and stretch thinking, world-class expertise to push through barriers and best practice tools to drive progress.

Because your best ideas deserve the best course of action.