Nominations are now open for the Financial Review’s 2017 Most Innovative Companies list.

The annual program recognises the best innovators across 11 categories relating to business services, programs and operations.

This year’s categories include best innovation culture, best overall innovation, best product innovation, best service innovation, best marketing innovation, best process innovation, best business model innovation, best internal/HR innovation, best corporate social responsibility / social innovation, most improved innovative company and the best innovation program.

The application process involves nominating either by 27 April 2017 for early bird rates or 12 May, then completing a written application along with an online survey for staff to complete by 23 June.

The winners are then published in the Financial Review on 20 September.

Entry is open to any Australian or New Zealand based company that has at least 30 permanent full time or part time staff as at 12 May 2017 and has been in operation for at least two years.

All companies that enter will receive a bespoke Inventium innovation survey report about your organisation’s results on nine key drivers of innovation, benchmarking data and recommendations designed to increase your performance against each key driver.

For more information to go http://mostinnovative.com.au/