05 August 2014

The Australian Innovation Challenge

If you have a great idea that could help Australia grasp opportunities or steel us against future economic or environmental shocks, you should enter this $65,000 challenge.

The competition

Brought to you by The Australian in association with Shell, the awards are helping drive some of the nation’s best ideas to commercialisation or adoption.

You can enter whether you're a professional scientist or engineer, an educator, an innovator in community services, a student or a creative genius inventing in your shed.


The awards have seven cash prizes. Five professional categories, each carrying a prize of $5000, cover everything from new medical devices to telescopes and innovation in education. The overall winner will receive a further $25,000.

The Backyard Innovation category is open to the public, and the winner will take out $10,000 in prize money.

This year, the competition has introduced a Young Innovators category open to students under the age of 21. It carries a $5000 prize.


Entries close 11 August 2014.

For more information, go to The Australia Innovation Challenge.

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