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What is the Australian Technologies Competition?

Now in its 12th year, the Australian Technologies Competition is the premier growth and partnerships program for Australian deep tech companies with global potential. Started in 2011, the Australian Technologies Competition seeks to identify and accelerate Australian technology 'scaleups' across more than a dozen sectors/applications. Collaborating with industry and experts across a wide range of disciplines, the program assesses, mentors, and promotes innovative and emerging technologies developed in Australia.

Who should enter?

The Competition is suited to emerging tech SMEs that have an established market and sales. This competition is geared to scaleups looking to expand internationally and further the commercialisation of their technology IP. 

Who can enter?

To enter, you must be an Australian-registered SME with less than 100 employees. In addition, you must own or have commercial rights to the intellectual property for the key technology in an eligible industry sector.

What are the Judges looking for?

  • Technology / solutions with strong commercial potential

  • Technology / solutions that have a high degree of global potential

  • Evidence of a MVP and traction (i.e. generating revenue)

  • Companies with a global mindset

  • Technology that solves real-world challenges

  • A clearly-articulated solution and demonstrated customer need

Can I enter the Competition if I have been a past entrant?

Yes, past entrants may re-apply.  However, if you have been a winner in previous years, you can only enter the Competition if your entry relates to new technology.

Does it cost money to enter?

No, it's free to apply.

When is the entry deadline?

Entries close Monday 4 July 2022 at 11:59pm Sydney AEST.

How do I know if I am shortlisted as a Semi Finalist?

Our panel of esteemed Judges will review all entries and shortlist this year's semi finalists.  Semi Finalists will be announced on 2 August 2022.  Whether you are successful or unsuccessful, all entrants will be notified.  

What happens if I am a successful semi finalist?

Successful semi finalists will be invited to participate in a virtual international growth Masterclass (Participant Fee applies), with sessions held 20 - 26 August 2022 as a hybrid event (both online sessions and in-person networking events and workshops).  Semi Finalists are required to complete a Growth Plan that is submitted as Stage 2 of the Judging process. 


These Business Growth Plans will be assessed by our panel of Judges in order to determine Finalists.  

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Please email:

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