Innovation Challenge - 2016

The qutbluebox $100,000+ Innovation Challenge is open to all QUT alumni, students and staff with an entrepreneurial vision. It’s aimed at helping you to take to the real world your innovation, which may be anywhere from a new concept to a new venture.

The Innovation Challenge offers you the chance to secure seed funding, garner publicity and potentially work with qutbluebox to take your innovation to the marketplace. The next Innovation Challenge will be launched in July 2016 with a range of cash and profesional service prices. Start getting you innovation ready now!


winners - 2015

The following key prizes were awarded at the Innovation Challenge Finalists' Event on Wednesday 14 October 2015:

Overall Winner: clipchamp

Second Place: Fantasy Insider

Crowd Favourite: Machinam

Congatulations to all of the winners!


finalists - 2015

The finalists for the 2015 qutbluebox $100,000+ Innovation Challenge were as follows:


A platform for sharing videos fast and recording video easily, with smaller files in a modern format

An internet of things app that syncs and links CRM software with the user's mobile phone


A platform for analysing and predicting sporting data


A proprietary artificial intelligence, eLearning technology platform that represents a second-generation disruption to the global eLearning market


An app-based resource that makes high school maths class engaging and relevant to real life


A range of lightweight personal electric vehicles, adopting a modular system with easily removable motors and batteries.


View the 30 second videos from each of the six finalists.


The 2015 qutbluebox Innovation Challenge was proudly sponsored by:

Legal: redchip lawyers

Accounting: businessDEPOT

Innovation Management: Impact Innovation Group

Intellectual Property Protection: Davies Collison Cave

Engineering & Design: Hydrix & designworks


About qutbluebox

bluebox is the innovation transfer company for Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Founded in 2006, 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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