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Telstra Innovation Challenge 2018 (closed)

This challenge has closed.
Owner: Telstra
Partners: Bupa, Telstra
Fields of Research: Public Health and Health Services, Other Medical and Health Sciences, Information Systems, Other Information and Computing Sciences
Tags: Science and Technology
Audience: Students, Researchers, Start-Ups, Businesses, Subject Matter Experts, Other, Researchers
Anticipated Funding: $10,000
UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC STREAM - Challenge problem released on website: March 16, 2018
UNIVERSITY STREAM - Developent kits sent out: March 26, 2018
PUBLIC STREAM - Development kits sent out: May 19, 2018
UNIVERSITY STREAM - Pitches begin and top three teams determined: May 8, 2018
UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC STREAM - Final pitches, judging and awards: May 26, 2018
Last Updated: April 1, 2019 1:13 AM
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The Challenge

Solve some of the most interesting challenges faced by Australia's Health and Wellness industry by designing, hacking, and coding with a team of fellow innovators. We're looking for solutions that empower either individuals or healthcare professionals in health and wellness management, through Internet of Things applications. We'll be providing qualifying teams with everything we think they'll need to get up and running, including a development kit designed specifically for Australian innovators and developers. Finalists will pitch their solution to an expert judging panel, be in the running for a range of cash prizes, and help build the future of Australia's Health and Wellness industry!

The Partners


Eligibility Criteria

  • The general public and university students can register. Register for either the Uni or Public stream (not both).
  • Be prepared to form a team with 2-4 members and a nominated team leader. 
  • To help create a fair competition across all the University teams, each participant must have no more than 3 months industry experience in the Internet of Things sector. Please get in contact if you have any queries regarding this requirement.

  •  University teams may consist of team members from more than one University, however only one nominated University will be acknowledged if the team progresses to finals, with payment made out to this nominated University if the team succeeds in winning a cash prize. 

  • Telstra employees who are not involved in the planning, organising or running of the challenge are welcome to participate. Participating Telstra employees/contractors must have non-Telstra members in their team and are not allowed to use any non-public data sets only available to Telstra employees/contractors or partners. 

Terms and conditions

Your participation is subject to the Terms and Conditions, which you must read and agree to prior to registration.

How to apply

Registration for the University stream has closed.
Registration for the Public stream is still open! You may register for the Public steam as either an individual or a team.

Want to know more or not sure where to start?
Click on the page most relevant to you or learn more about how you can get involved:

ACT Government
Australian Access Federation
Australian National University
CBR Innovation Network
University of Canberra
University of Technology Sydney
Western Sydney University
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
The Conversation Media Group
IP Australia
Clarivate Analytics
The Australian Research Council