How are you leveraging exponential technologies to address Australia’s grand challenges in energy, environment, food, shelter, space, water, disaster resilience, governance, health, learning, prosperity and security?
How does this improve the lives of millions of people in Australia and around the globe in 5 – 10 years?
To shine a light on our collective achievements, we are proud to announce the inaugural Australian Impact Awards.
Australia is a young and growing country whose identity is constantly shifting, still being shaped by her diverse people. Made up of an ancient and revered culture dating back 65,000 years, and new immigrants, we are a melting pot of cultures, religions, races and political beliefs. We are a country of diversity.
Simultaneously, we are faced with the same economic, financial, health, sustainability, energy and education challenges as other first world countries.
Australia has unique strengths which can be leveraged to turn our greatest challenges into opportunities
The winner of this award is not required to have won a previous Impact Award. This category is open to all entrants. Demonstrating impactful use of IoT, entrants will have demonstrated how they have impacted change at a global level in first and third world countries using scalable technologies.
The winner of this award will be selected by the audience at the awards. The winner will be a finalist in any of the award categories. We recommend that finalists do not vote for their own company.
The winner of this award will have demonstrated at least three of the following: sustainability; contribution to developing a circular economy; regeneration capacity; general availability; agricultural knowledge, with respect to the land; scalable/mass production; decreasing carbon footprint.
The winner of this award will have demonstrated use of predictive technology, consideration of just in time supply, sustainable delivery, reduction in waste over a time, contribution to the quadruple bottom line.
The winner of this award will have demonstrated transparency and trust, immutable truth, regulatory compliance and care and compassion.
The winner of this award will have demonstrated a sustainable approach to the arts, demonstrated the value the arts bring to society, history and the planet, and the ability to democratise creatives.
The winner of this award embodies the principles of lifelong learning, utilises appropriate platforms for the dissemination of information, demonstrates global impacts that have been scaled, advocates experiential learning.
The winner of this award is active in solving the issues that arise in mental, physical and/or spiritual health.
The winner of this award has contributed to quality of life, an increasing healthy lifespan, cell regeneration or rejuvenation, data collection and utilisation from wearables or other technologies.
The winner of this award will have demonstrated trust, transparency, disintermediation, security and commitment to global financial sustainability
The winner of this award will have demonstrated sustainability, a commitment to clean energy, a commitment to the planet and/or a commitment to creating a holistic healthy planet.
The winner of this award will have demonstrated affordable housing considerations, attention to the homeless situation, creative design that is environmentally sustainable utilising sustainable and environmentally appropriate materials.
Marine Futures Lab
Marine Futures Lab is working globally to document the status of over-fished open-ocean wildlife, pioneering video-based field methods, and developing open-source automated software for video processing. Cost-effective equipment and open-source processing mean scientists and managers around the world, including developing countries where financial resources are most limited and overfishing is greatest, can generate the knowledge needed to halt and reverse ocean wildlife declines.
As the world struggles with overwhelming food wastage, RipeTime has developed a patented technology to help proactively deal with the problem, in the form of an atmosphere reader. Cost-effective ethylene detection allows users to accurately forecast ripeness of produce, receive real-time alerts and automate ethylene cleaners & other ag-tech systems.
Listen to our Inspire For 5 podcasts with past winners and finalists
Participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
We will be really thrilled to find:
We will evaluate submissions using the following criteria:
Ideal candidates full-time founders with a fully formed entity in the early-stage or seed-stage.
Intellectual property resulting from an Incubation Hub belongs to the applicant(s).
We will review all applications and notify successful applicants prior to the Australian Impact Awards. Each application is reviewed according to criteria.
Incubation Hub participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to/from SU.
In all cases where a team cannot attend the SingularityU Australia Bootcamp program, they would then need to reapply for admission to a Bootcamp. The same application may be resubmitted.
Contact the Australian Impact Awards team