About Innovate Australia

Innovate Australia was established in 2014 to encourage, assist and proactively promote Australian innovation. The organisation works with industry to bring about and encourage innovation, to showcase innovation, and to develop innovative programs and innovation networks. It is a not for profit, independent facilitator with a wide national footprint.

Our Vision

The new vision of Innovate Australia (IA) is to be the primary Australian association to bring together the Innovation Funding Ecosystem to create an optimal pathway for entrepreneurs to access the knowledge and experts they require to help them grow towards long term commercial success. Entrepreneurs on their commercialisation journey are faced with endless challenges and decisions to be made in pursuit of the potential to grow their businesses. As they successfully grow their business, from fledgling ideas through the various stages of Startup to hopefully become a scale-up and long term commercial success story, they require access to people as either internal staff or external consultants and service providers.

Where Does Australia Sit?

According to international publications Australia is rated No #1 for Talent and No #1 for creativity. Australia is currently ranked number No #20 on the Global Innovation Index. If we apply our great talent and creativity to the challenge there is enormous potential for us also to become the world’s great innovators. All we need to do is to get better at putting our ideas into practice for the benefit of our great nation.
Currently, Australia’s ranks in Innovation are: 20 in the world (noting the rankings for the last 5 years were 19 in 2013, 17 in 2014, 17 in 2015, 19 in 2016 and 23 in 2017)
Creativity: 1 in the world
Talent: 1 in the world
Human Capital and research: 3 in the world
Knowledge and technology outputs: 38 in the world
Market sophistication: 7 in the world
Business sophistication: 28 in the world

How Do You Get Involved?

Innovation doesn’t just happen. It requires people to act and to put their great ideas into practice. And it comes from looking outside the box and interacting with new people with different ideas. You can be the next great Australian innovator. Come along to one of our many interesting events. Join one of our innovation networks. Tell us about your innovation successes.
Reach out to us and join us in making Australia the No.1 country in the world for innovation.