Australian Technologies Competition

An Impact Tech Ventures event

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What is the Australian Technologies Competition?

The Australian Technologies Competition is the premier launch pad for Australian technology companies with global potential. Started in 2011, the Australian Technologies Competition provides a platform to showcase Australia’s best and brightest businesses. Collaborating with industry and experts across a wide range of growth industries, the program assesses, mentors, and promotes innovative and emerging technologies that have the greatest global potential.

Who should enter?

The Competition is suited to 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. Having said that, a number of pre-revenue companies have also been through the Competition.

Who can enter?

To enter, you must be an Australian-based 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.

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.

Can we be a listed company?


Does it cost money to enter?


When is the entry deadline?

Monday 20 May 2019 at midnight Sydney AEST.

How do I enter?

Entrants complete an online entry form (entries now closed for the 2019 program).

If you would like to know when entries open in 2020, please subscribe to our mailing list.

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 26 June.  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 paired with a business mentor who will provide objective guidance and coaching over the months of June/July.  As part of the Competition process, each semi finalist will be required to develop a concise business plan in order to proceed to the next round of the Competition.   These Concise Business Plans will be assessed by our panel of Judges in order to determine this year's Finalists.  

Semi Finalists are also required to attend a Growth Masterclass (scheduled for 25-26 July) in Sydney. 

Who can I contact if I have questions?

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