The 2016 Australian Technologies Competition is open for entries to Australian technology SMEs with global potential.

Now in its sixth year, the competition will identify, mentor and profile Australia’s top technologies companies. The competition has attracted more than 700 entries over the years with 125 companies having been through the Business Accelerator Program and many success stories as companies have gone onto to international success.  In 2016, the Top 30 companies will gain access to expert mentors and connections to investors, customers, specialist advisors, grant programs and international markets.

Great ideas on the advance of renewables are encouraged in the New Energy Technologies and Smart Cities categories.

In 2016, the Competition is collaborating with the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres to help focus the benefits towards Australia’s priority sectors and deliver growth to more companies. This will expand the reach of the eligible technologies to include medtech, biotech and cyber security. In addition, the Competition retains its links to its environmental origins through the Smart Cities, New Energy, Global Development and Social Entrepreneur Awards.

Following the accelerator program, the best companies will be recognised at showcase events in Melbourne as part of the All-Energy Australia 2016 Exhibition & Conference on 5 October and in Sydney as part of Startup Sydney week in early November. Both events will feature the unique Investor Connect speed-dating to help fund company growth.

Entries for the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition are now open and will close at 11:59pm AEST on 11 July, 2016.

The entry form is available at the Australian Technologies Competition website and includes just three main questions of 200 words: What is your technology? What is your market? What is your business model?

Visit www.austechcomp.com for more details.

Don’t miss out on your chance to access expert mentors, investors, customers, specialist advisors, grant programs and international markets.

Other award categories are: Advanced Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Energy Resources, Food and Agribusiness, Global Development, Medtech & Pharma, Mining Technologies, New Energy Technologies, Smart Cities and Social Entrepreneurship.