The Big Idea?

Have you got an idea that will
revolutionise healthcare or health
and medical research?

The Big Idea is an innovation challenge providing pre-seed funding to develop ideas with commercial potential.

It could be a treatment, a device, a prosthesis, an app, a piece of technology or a system – if it has the potential to be developed into a commercially viable product to transform healthcare or research – submit your Big Idea!

The Big Idea will support individuals to progress their idea to the next level within their organisation. This is an opportunity to gain exposure, support and mentoring through sponsors, industry and participating venture capitalists.

Sponsored by Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney, a judging panel will award up to $45,000 pre-seed funding for the winner(s) to reach the next stage of commercialising their idea.

Finalists will present at a special event as part of the 2017 Sydney Research and Innovation Symposium on Thursday 22 June.

How to apply

Submit your application, outlining your Big Idea, using the application form below.

Applicants must:

  • Hold permanent resident status in Australia.
  • Be employed full-time by Sydney Local Health District and/or a member organisation of Sydney Research.
  • Include a letter of support from their host organisation
  • Agree to the terms and conditions.

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