Current Challenges

In our three-month, challenge-based accelerator, you'll grow your business and connections in the government sector with an opportunity to secure an investment of up to $185,000 to develop your idea.

How can we support gig-economy workers in adopting a safe approach to work?

While the gig economy provides unprecedented freedom to decide how and when we work, the opportunity and flexibility are opening workers up to a new world of risks.

WorkSafe Victoria is looking to startups for new ways to improve safety in the gig economy.

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How can we improve infection prevention and management in Victoria?

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are looking for startups with innovative ways to help communities prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases and address the issue of antimicrobial resistance.

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How can we understand liveability through the voice of citizens and measure Victoria’s progress toward a sustainable future?

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is looking for startups to develop innovative ways to define, measure and track liveability standards across Victoria by enabling the community to voice what matters to them.

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How might we reduce food waste from businesses in Victoria?

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Sustainability Victoria (SV) are calling on startups to help businesses reduce food waste.

This challenge is a great opportunity to implement a circular economy solution to help farms, food manufacturers, hospitality and retail businesses reduce food waste, save money or generate new revenue streams, and contribute to a sustainable future.

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How can we use innovative tech to create a living, breathing view of Aboriginal culture?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander* people have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth extending back more than 65,000 years. Aboriginal Victoria is calling on startups to help preserve, celebrate and bring to life this rich history through cutting edge tech.

This challenge seeks a new approach to creating Aboriginal cultural markers beyond conventional plaques or statues around cities. Exploring the ‘realities’, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed as well as Voice, the solution will provide an experiential understanding of place from an Aboriginal perspective.

This has the potential to contribute to Aboriginal spiritual and cultural renewal and contemporary identity as well as the whole community's sense of self and to the process of reconciliation.[1]

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How can we strengthen social and community connections for international students studying and living in Victoria?

Study Melbourne is seeking new ways to help our international student community feel welcome, connected and confident while they study, work and live in Victoria.

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