Innovation Challenge

The qutbluebox Innovation Challenge is open to all QUT alumni, students and staff with an entrepreneurial vision. It offers you the chance to secure seed funding, gain publicity and work with qutbluebox to take your innovation to the real world.



2016 winners include:

Overall Winner: Field Orthopaedics

Second Place: LookBooker

Crowd Favourite: Velvet

View all of the 2016 winners.



2016 finalists include:

  • Conweigh
  • A shipping container weighing service using a portable and instant weighbridge, accessed and delivered to consumers on demand, via app, phone and web, as at

  • LookBooker
  • An online appointment aggregator for the hair and beauty industry, as at

  • Field Orthopaedics
  • A magnetic total wrist replacement device utilising the power of magnets to return quality of life to sufferers of wrist pain and dysfunction.

  • MedAugment
  • A smartphone-based augmented reality solution which enhances consumers’ engagement with their medical devices, by visualising interactive, digital, and dynamic consumer information throughout the device use cycle.

  • Velvet
  • Creating the Wi-Fi sharing economy through the application of technological and business model innovation to the provision of consumer Wi-Fi, as at


    View the 30 second speed pitch videos from all of the 2016 finalists.



    The qutbluebox $250,000 Innovation Challenge is proudly sponsored by:

About qutbluebox

bluebox is the technology commercialisation company for Queensland University of Technology (QUT). bluebox assists QUT to engage with entrepreneurially minded alumni and students, and partners with researchers to take QUT innovations to the real world. Our aim is to support the successful commercial uptake and community impact of QUT’s ingenuity for the benefit of the University, its alumni, students and staff.


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