Title Sponsor

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.
Our innovations contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year. As the largest patent holder in the nation, our vast wealth of intellectual property has led to more than 150 spin-off companies.

We are the home of Data61, Australia’s largest data innovation group and ON, Australia’s only national sci-tech accelerator. With more than 5,000 experts and a burning desire to get things done, we are Australia’s catalyst for innovation.

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.


Gold Sponsors

Amazon Web Services provides startups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Some of Australia’s (and the world’s) hottest startups, including Canva, Safety Culture, Airbnb, Pinterest and Vinomofo, have leveraged the power of AWS to easily get started and quickly scale.

AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with the resources needed to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.


IAG is Australia and New Zealand’s largest general insurance company whose purpose is to make your world a safer place, whether you are a customer, partner, employee, shareholder or part of the communities IAG serves across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Our businesses have helped people recover from natural disasters, accidents and loss since 1851. We employ more than 15,000 people in our operations providing insurance under many leading brands, including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC, WFI and Lumley Insurance (Australia). Last year, we insured over $1.9 trillion worth of assets on behalf of millions of customers, and we paid over $9.4 billion in claims.


Established in 1991, MYOB is one of Australia’s leading accounting software providers. It makes life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, CRM, websites, job costing, practice management, inventory and more. MYOB provides ongoing client support via many channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and spends more than AU$30 million annually on research and development. In 2015, MYOB was awarded the BRW Most Innovative Large Company Award.


Silver Sponsor

IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.
We contribute to the innovation system more broadly by using our skills and experience to advise government and Australian businesses to make the most of their IP.
We provide valuable insights through our research to academics, business and policy makers and we work with a range of international agencies to build and strengthen the IP rights system.

By contributing to the improvement of Australian and international IP systems, we are supporting Australia’s economic development.
We are committed to creating an effective, efficient and accessible IP rights system and our vision is to have a world leading IP system that builds prosperity for Australia.


Bronze Sponsors

ATP Innovations partners with advanced technology startups to grow them into global businesses and create meaningful impact through the support of long term personalised assistance and mentoring. Our experienced executive team has worked closely with more than 100 businesses over the last several years, helping them raise over $220 million, sell products across the globe, and for eight, sell their business.

Whether you are a technology business in Software, Engineering or Life Sciences – now is the time to take the leap. Let us become valuable members of your team, work with you to raise capital, build your team with the right skills, secure government grants, create new products, grow revenue, and ultimately exit the business profitably. ATP Innovations is host to Australia’s largest community of advanced technology entrepreneurs where you’ll be working alongside companies solving real world problems with real technologies.


CMCRC is a world leading markets research and innovation centre focused on making markets work better. Through a unique blend of people, data and products, we create market places which are fairer and more efficient for all. “The CMCRC acknowledges the support of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program”.

Capital Markets Technologies (CMT) is the investment arm of CMCRC who invest in start-up and emerging growth venture investments in private financial technology companies in Australia and overseas.We have been able to successfully combine R&D, industry partnerships and commercial understanding well, and are looking forward to continuing that story.