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Australia's brightest research minds are coming together in March 2024 to tackle Australian industry's most challenging problems.

Industry Challenge Partners for this event will have the opportunity to work with research teams with expertise including:

  • Development of advanced sensors and precision measurement devices;

  • Data science, including analysis and simulation of large, complex systems;

  • Conducting advanced characterisation on materials, light and electricity;

  • Designing and building cutting-edge optical systems;

  • Understanding and implementing emerging quantum technologies.

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Partner with us

Don’t miss out on becoming a Challenge Partner. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in a unique innovation event 

  • Network and collaborate with researchers working on technologies that will disrupt and transform future industry 

  • Help frame a challenge to be tackled by multiple teams of innovative researchers over a two-day, in-person hackathon event 

  • Partner with a leading team of researchers to access and help develop their ideas and technologies 


We're looking for industry experts to help us frame Hackathon challenges for our researchers to tackle. 

The Better Futures Innovation Challenge team will work with you to ensure the challenge is framed and presented optimally for a Hackathon format. 

By sending a subject matter expert to attend the Hackathon event and help mentor and judge teams, you will be listed as a Challenge Partner for the program. 

We have various sponsorship opportunities available if you want to increase your visibility and presence throughout the program. 



The Better Futures Innovation Challenge will provide the opportunity for Industry Partners to engage and network with a large pool of Australia’s top early career researchers. To become a Challenge Partner you will be asked to:​

  • Help a team of your choice develop their idea further;

  • Work on a real challenge that matters to your business and a detailed problem brief our researchers can tackle;

  • Provide a Hackathon judge (two full days);

  • Provide a Hackathon mentor (for duration of program).

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Don't miss out

Get in contact now to secure your position as a Better Futures Innovation Challenge Partner

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For more information about presenting a challenge or sponsoring Better Futures, download our brochure now.

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