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InnovationACT (IACT) is a learning journey where teams participate in workshops, hear from experts and build connections within the startup community.

Register your team

The competition is open to teams of 2+ people. Registrations for IACT17 open in July.

Earn IACT Points

Attend IACT17 events to develop your Venture Concept, and gain points by attending events and completing challenges.

Win an IACT Seed Grant

The top business models will pitch to a panel of influential judges, with the chance to win part of the $50,000 seed pool.


The program is free and open to students, staff and graduates of Canberra’s major tertiary institutions (ANU, UC, CIT, UNSW, ACU, CSU, AIE).

Teams must consist of at least two people. At least half your team must be made up of students.


Earning Points

Take part in workshops, seminars and After Hours events.

Use your team page to develop a venture concept by completing challenges.

Share your venture and what you’re learning with the community

Winning a Seed Grant

The 20 teams with the highest points score will have their Venture Concepts assessed by the judging panel.

The 10 teams with the best Venture Concepts will be invited to pitch at Pitch Night.

The top business models will pitch to a panel of influential judges and innovation community.

The top teams from Pitch Night will receive a share of the $50,000 seed pool and other startup support.

To find out more, read the Terms & Conditions.

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