Providing the necessary skills, tools and networks to those looking to begin their entrepreneurial journey.


Unleash your inner entrepreneur

InnovationACT (IACT), a proud initiative of The Australian National University, is a learning journey where teams participate in workshops, hear from experts and build connections within the startup community.

Each year, hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs from across Canberra take part in IACT, with the top ideas sharing the $50,000 seed pool.

The program is open to students, staff and graduates of Canberra’s major tertiary institutions.

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Supporting the next generation of innovators & entrepreneurs

We have an experienced group of mentors from a range of disciplines to help guide the teams on their way as they develop their ventures.

Passionate about entrepreneurship and looking to give back to the community? Mentor an IACT17 team.

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Demonstrating what Canberra’s startup community has to offer


We are proud to be part of the local innovation ecosystem and help link teams to the rest of the community through networking opportunities, speakers and expert consultations.

Interested in connecting with some of the next big ideas? Become an IACT supporter.



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