National Indigenous Innovation Challenge

Big ideas. Deadly innovations.

The National Indigenous Innovation Challenge connects First Nations communities with world-leading, innovative researchers from diverse disciplines to co-design game-changing solutions and long-term outcomes.

Facts and figures

  • The pitch

    Put forward a challenge via our online form.

    # 1
  • Kick-off workshop

    Attend a full-day workshop at Monash Clayton to delve deeper into your pitch and team up with leading researchers across all fields.

    # 2
  • Project proposal

    Within three weeks after the workshop, develop a full proposal presenting your solution and strategies for sustaining a long-term collaboration.

    # 3
  • Seed funding awarded

    Seed funding allocated to successful teams.

    # 4
  • Progress presentations

    In 2024, present on your project’s progress and any new opportunities. Further details will be shared closer to the date.

    # 5

Submissions have closed for 2023 pitches.

Tap into a wealth of leading expertise

Indigenous groups will contribute their vital knowledge to co-design a sustainable, pioneering solution
with Monash’s world-class researchers across all disciplines.