Do you have a great research idea? Or are you a business looking to explore new possibilities available through sourcing research and development? Great things can happen when science and industry collaborate.
This challenge is your chance to tell your story, showcase your ideas to the widest possible audience in order to collaborate with new partners that can take your research and development projects to the next level.
Pitch your idea using a short video and have the chance to win $5,000 towards your research or business plus win free registration to our conference, The Business of Innovation 2016, 7-9 March in Brisbane, valued at $1,100, where we will host a first ever Science-Business Match-up in Australia on 8 March 2016.
The day will include the opportunity to book 20-minute meetings with any business or researcher attending. Featured businesses will also be giving short presentations during the afternoon to outline their business activities and research interests.
All Australian-based researchers & businesses can apply, however the chance to forge new relationships will be greatest if you attend the match-up and meet with potential collaborators face-to-face.
This Challenge gives you the opportunity to raise your profile, increase your engagement with other researchers and industry, ensuring you get the maximum benefit from your time once you get to the Science-Business Match-up.
Who can apply?
The Challenge is open to any Australian researcher or business.
Entries will be open to voting by the public.
The prize money of $5,000 will be awarded to the person who generates and receives the highest number of votes around their entry. Thinkable tracks voting via a real-time dynamic leaderboard along with wider engagement via followers, comments and discussions. Sharing your entry widely drives collaboration and potential interest from potential partners on a future R&D project. The overall winner will be the entry with the highest number of registered votes amongst the widest possible audience.
The winner will also receive a free registration to The Business of Innovation 2016, 7-9 March at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Flights and accommodation will be at the winner’s own expense. If the person has already registered and paid, they will receive a refund of their registration cost.
The winner must attend the conference to receive their $5,000 prize.
The prize will be awarded at the Excellence in Innovation Awards dinner on Tuesday 8 March 2016.
How to Enter?
·Tell us about your R&D project in a video of three minutes or less. You could talk about your technology or product, some of the challenges you are facing and what type of partners you are looking for to take your innovation to the next stage. The goal of the video is to engage your business and research with a wide audience. The more creative, fascinating or engaging the video, the wider the audience that will see it. However, it doesn't have to be an expensive production.
Submission Cutoff: February 15, 2016, 11:59 (AESDT)
End of Voting: February 22, 2016, 11:59pm (AESDT)
·The CRC Association reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries/entrants and disqualify any individual who we have reason to believe has breached any of the challenge rules, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise fair and proper conduct of the Challenge.
·The CRC Association reserves the right to make the final decision about the winner of the competition.
Who can I contact to ask questions about the Match-up Challenge?
Please email Jordan Gardner from the CRC Association if you have any questions.