About the Program

Welcome to the Westpac Innovation Challenge for 2017

When businesses thrive we all thrive. Continuing our support of Businesses of Tomorrow, Westpac will again hold an Innovation Challenge to help uncover those businesses that will help drive Australia’s future.


Innovation and entrepreneurship are the engines of growth vital for sustained performance in a rapidly changing, digital economy. Our customers’ expectations of service are higher than ever and they expect us as their banker to keep up with their changing needs.


That’s why we run our prestigious annual Innovation Challenge: a platform for entrepreneurs to put forward innovative new solutions to further improve Australia’s key industries. It’s another example of how we are helping to make Australian businesses stronger. The Innovation Challenge is in its fourth year and has already unearthed entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas for the agribusiness, property and healthcare sectors.


Registration Process


Idea Submission Opens



Ideation Submission Closes


Judging Begins


Top 5 Finalists Announced


Finalist Bootcamp


Live Pitch & Winner Announced