The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) is a premier growth and awards program for innovative Australian technologies with global growth potential.
ATC seeks to identify and accelerate Australian technology 'scale-ups' across more than a dozen sectors/applications including clean energy, fintech/regtech, medtech, critical technologies (Web3), advanced manufacturing, social impact, and more.
Successful entrants will have access to connect with investors, mentors, and industry experts, to ultimately help scale and grow their business.
Semi-finalists receive mentoring, intensive MasterClass sessions and networking opportunities while finalists have a chance to pitch their technology to a panel of judges and ultimately become an awards category winner!
ATC has a strong focus on equipping founders with the skills, contacts and resources to develop and manage high-growth companies in challenging international markets.
Since 2010, this national competition has created an alumni pool of more than 300 semi-finalists, many of whom have had significant international success.
The Australian Technologies Competition is owned and operated by Scalare Partners.
Scalare Partners is an early-stage technology investor and business advisory firm focused on supporting early-stage technology companies who are preparing to disrupt globally to enable a smarter, cleaner, more connected future. Scalare partners with its portfolio for the long term, providing leadership and specialist expertise across a global network of skilled professionals and experienced advisors.
The Scalare Team believes real transformation and growth takes more than money, and to be successful over time, companies must not only deliver financial performance but also make a positive contribution to the community and the environment. Scalare Partners acquired the Australian Technologies Competition in February 2023 and is excited to be bringing together governmental bodies, corporate partners, investors and eco-system supporters to deliver a high-value program for 2023.
Benefits to Participants
FREE MENTORING & BUSINESS ADVICE
INDUSTRY RECOGNITION & ACCOLADES
OPPORTUNITY TO MEET FELLOW INNOVATORS & TECH SMEs
INTRODUCTION TO POTENTIAL INVESTORS & PARTNERS
GUIDANCE ON COMMERCIALISING TECHNOLOGY OVERSEAS
GUIDANCE ON GRANT APPLICATIONS & ENTREPRENEURIAL SUPPORT SERVICES
VALIDATION OF YOUR TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS MODEL BY AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF JUDGES
The Australian Technologies Competition is looking for Australia’s best technology companies. We will assess, mentor, profile, and promote innovative and emerging technologies that have the greatest global potential. Entries open on 1 May and close on 4 June 2023 at 11.59pm AEST.
Are you eligible to apply?
To enter, you must:
be an Australian-based SME company with less than 100 employees
own or have the commercial rights to the intellectual property for the key technology in an eligible industry sector
have evident traction and an MVP established here in Australia
What sort of questions are asked when entering?
You'll need to present a brief overview of your technology and why it is or will become a successful commercial business in your Round 1 Entry Form.
Provide a description of your technology and its benefits, what the market and customer need is, and how you will build this into a successful business.
You can also upload your company logo and a single photo or diagram.
The judges will consider your responses and will shortlist those that have provided compelling responses to each question.
If you have questions about the Entry Form please contact us.
When do entries close?
The deadline for 2023 entries closed on 4 June 2023 at 11:59pm AEST. To view other key dates visit this page.
I thought the quality of the speakers and variety was excellent, they were very open and gave practical advice. Its great to merge numerous start ups.
Malcolm Dungey, PAM
Enjoyed the sharing of issues and successes amongst the cohort of startups. The panel discussions were interesting and well experienced.
Brad Bergmann, Navi Medical Technologies
The Judging Process
Applications for 2023 open on May 1 and close on June 4 at 11.59pm AEST. It's free to enter!
5. FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Judges assess the business growth plans and merits of semi-finalists to determine finalists for 2023.
2. ROUND ONE OF JUDGING
Our panel of independent Judges select semi-finalists for 2023.
6. CLIMATE TECH FINALS
Finalists deliver a 5-minute pitch in front of a panel of Judges, followed by networking and a Climate Tech Awards Ceremony
3. GROWTH MASTERCLASS
Semi-finalists are invited to take part in an in-person Growth Masterclass & Networking Program in Sydney in July 2023.
(Participant fee applies.)
7. NATIONAL FINALS
Finalists from all other award categories deliver a 5-minute pitch to a panel of Judges.
4. ROUND TWO OF JUDGING
Each Semi-finalist must complete a small number of challenges to compete in Round 2 of the Competition.
8. AWARDS CEREMONY
Time to announce this year's winners across each of the award categories in front of about 200 guests in Sydney in September 2023.