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Innovation Incubators, Accelerators and Challenges

Explore the latest innovation opportunities offered across the ecosystem including incubators, accelerator programs and challenges. These opportunities are offered by a range of external stakeholders:

Innovation Challenges

Innovation Challenges Data Base


To tackle pressing challenges, governments and businesses need innovative solutions. These programs support innovators to solve problems and develop new technology, products, services or business models aligned with government or industry priorities. Funding amounts vary. Some programs offer training or networking in addition/instead.

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Innovation Catalyst Global

Innovation Challenges Global

This marketplace aggregates challenges, matching them to relevant experts. Contribute your expertise or get your challenges solved in innovative ways.

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Accelerator Programs

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ON Prime Virtual

ON Prime is a program for emerging and pre-existing projects, as well as the exploration of new technologies and projects for development. This program helps teams ensure they are working on the right problem, provides frameworks to create and test assumptions about their idea with customers and provides recommendations towards next steps.

Our new virtual format of ON Prime will be delivered over a series of live facilitated sessions over eight weeks, with teams also assigned weekly homework. All up the program will take approximately one day per week of your time.

Applications Close - 10 August 2020.

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Falling Walls Lab

Study Queensland is again hosting a ‘Lab’ for the global Falling Walls competition, this year.

Falling Walls is a global symposium held at Berlin every November. Inspired by the changes generated by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the global conference encourages creators, researchers and other innovators to ponder the question: ‘Which are the next walls to fall?’

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Flair Incubator

Flare Incubator

Applications are currently open for the Flair Incubator - an incubator for female-led businesses in regional areas that will assist them to grow and scale their businesses globally. The program is tailor made to the individual (and their business) and it comes at no expense to the entrepreneur. Sessions are held remotely and it is limited to 5 women only.

Applications close 23rd July 2020.

You could be one of five female-led businesses supported through a four-month journey to advance your company to an international operation from regional Australia. The program, tailor-made to the final five, will see you learn the skills and develop behaviours to propel your business while ensuring your personal well-being is maintained, along with preparing your family for the journey. Our world-class facilitators and mentors will help you to establish an understanding of the culture and customs related to conducting business in other regions of the world.

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