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What is the 2023 Innovation Showcase?

The 2023 Innovation Showcase is Canberra Innovation Network's biggest event of the year! It offers a unique opportunity to recognise the amazing individuals in the innovation and startup ecosystem, highlighting their successes and inspiring even bigger goals for the new year!

At this year’s Innovation Showcase, Canberra startups will go head-to-head in a high-intensity pitching competition judged by YOU.

Feeling creative? Enter the poster competition and you could win $500! Immerse yourself in the innovation community by visiting stalls hosted by our partners, and get hands-on with a range of interactive displays run by real-life innovators!

This year the theme is Shaping Tomorrow Today.

Working with innovation everyday, we are lucky enough to see first-hand how local entrepreneurs are moving and shaking their industries. The projects and businesses that come through the doors at 1 Moore Street are continuously innovating to make the future more clever, connected and creative.

Innovation knows no bounds, and we extend a warm invitation for everyone to help shape tomorrow today. 

Located just 5 minutes from the City and along the Light Rail Line, this year's event will be held at Thoroughbred Park

We would like to thank the ACT Government, our Foundation Members, Gold Partners, and Education Partner for their ongoing support. Canberra's innovation community could not exist as it does without this collaboration.

4:00pm Event opens

Networking, activations, stalls and poster competition

Pitch competition and Wild Card lucky door pitch

Winners announced

6:00 pm Event concludes

"The Innovation Showcase demonstrated to all attendees the creative, clever and connected community of entrepreneurs in Canberra. The ideas and execution of the start-ups that pitched were inspiring and will contribute to better outcomes for people, local businesses and our planet. Well done on a great event and continuing to foster local entrepreneurial talent."

Sheryle, 2022 Innovation Showcase attendee

How can you get involved?

Witness innovation in full swing and cast your vote at the pitch competition. You can also go in the draw to win the Wild Card pitch!

Get people engaged with your activation! We're looking for innovations in the Canberra community to give live demos. Apply here if that sounds like you. 

The Poster Competition is your chance to show off your creative flare, visually pitch your venture or idea and be involved in the event where you could win $500!

By registering or attending this event you agree to abide by the Event Attendee Code of Conduct.

About the Pitchers

Wild Card - Could it be you?!

By registering for the Innovation Showcase, you go into the draw to pitch your company in front of the audience! If your name gets drawn out, the stage is yours!

Daniel Stevens

Seitec are creating seismic sensing capabilities to improve safety on military weapons ranges, and increase safety and security within prisons. 
Read Daniel's full pitch profile to learn more. 

Future Swirl
Maddalena Easterbrook

A dessert that you can indulge in without costing the earth?! Maddalena was motivated by her great concern for climate change when she founded Future Swirl, an dairy-alternative oatmilk softserve. Read her full pitch profile to find out more.

Decision Revolution
Belinda Newham

Decision Revolution is putting decision science into the hands of decision makers. Read Belinda's full pitch profile to find out how she's shaping tomorrow today!

Urban Farm Accelerator
Fiona Buining

The Urban Farm training programs will transform lives, provide pathways to employment, increase the amount of local, fresh produce availabel and build community. Read Fiona's full pitch profile to hear more about her plans for big impact. 

mHITs Rocket Remit
Harold Dimpel

mHITS Rocket Remit has launched a world-first inter-island money transfer service between Vanuatu and Fiji this year and are hoping to reduce global wealth inequality. 
Read Harold's full pitch profile to see what innovation has shaped his future. 

Teresa Wojcik

YourSeason wants to streamline the shopping experience, increasing buyer satisfaction and reduce waste. Read Teresa's full pitch profile to hear how she wants to disrupt fast fashion. 

My Green Butler
Christopher and Maxwell Warren

To create a better future, My Green Butler think it's important to focus on their area of expertise - hospitality. They have created a software system that helps hotels run more efficiently and sustainably. Read their full pitch profile to learn more. 

Maria Jerez

Disability related services are often hidden away and hard to find. Accessilife are shaping the future by shining a bright light on these products annd services, making them more accessible. Read Maria's full pitch profile to find out more. 

Register Now!

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Level 5, 1 Moore St
Canberra,  2601, ACT

Open from 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM


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