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 seeks to identify and accelerate Australian technology 'scaleups' across twelve different sectors. 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 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?
No. However, a participant fee of $600 applies to Growth Masterclass (an invite only event for Semi Finalists).
When is the entry deadline?
Friday 8 May 2020 at midnight 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 15 June 2020. Whether you are successful or unsuccessful, all entrants will be notified.
What happens if I am a successful semi finalist?
Successful semi finalists will then be invited to participate in a virtual Growth Masterclass ($600 Participant Fee applies), with sessions held daily between 11-18 July 2020. Semi Finalists who participate in the Masterclass will then paired with a business mentor who will provide objective guidance and consultation on the Concise Business Plan that each semi finalist is required to submit as part of Stage 2 of the Competition.
These Concise Business Plans will be assessed by our panel of Judges in order to determine Finalists.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.