Innovation Nation 2016

Improving Australia's health and wellbeing. One idea at a time.

Applications have now closed. Hold tight, successful applicants will be notified soon.


1: Health & Wellness of our Indigenous / Cultural communities

1 indigenous cultural communitiesInequality is at the highest it’s been for the last 100 years.

2: How STEM and Innovation can be used to solve health problems

2 STEM and innovation75% of future jobs will require STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills.

3: Proactive approach to Health & Wellness through Sport

3 sportBetween school and dinner, children are three to four times more likely to be in front of a screen than playing sport.

4: Healthy Lifestyles

4 healthy lifestylesUnhealthy lifestyles were the major cause of death for men and women in 2013.

The Timeline

June | Apply

1Tell us your great idea to improve your community’s health and wellbeing. It will just take 5 minutes!

July | Get Selected

2We’ll be selecting 20 ideas to accelerate. Just sit tight, cross your fingers and hope for the best.

August - October | Accelerate

3We will provide you with the support to bring your ideas to life with funding, mentoring and resources.

November - December | Spread the word

4Keep in touch. Let us know how your project went, what you learnt and what you would do differently next time.



“It is the positive affirmation that you are not alone and what you are doing is going to make a difference and you will get there.” – Alexie Seller


“It is so easy for young people my age to get started with changing the world.” – Taj Pabari


“The important thing to recognize is that you are already powerful enough and already know enough regardless of your circumstance.” – Jacob Thomas

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