Industry Advice 1 Aug 2017
If your business is innovative, delivers positive impact through its work, and supports sustainable development goals in the Asia-Pacific region, then Frontier Innovators wants to hear from you. Frontier Innovators is a search for businesses in Asia-Pacific that demonstrate these attributes.
On July 25, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop officially launched the project, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) innovationXchange, and delivered by SecondMuse.
The aim of the programme is to find up to 15 businesses, elevate their incredible work, and help them to grow.
Winning businesses will receive grant funding and tailored support, along with access to advisors, potential partners and investors.
Each successful business will receive grant funding of up to $100,000 AUD to support their growth.
Along the way, relevant advisors, potential partners and investors will work with winning businesses to strengthen their business and impact models, and prepare them for growth and investment.
Applications are open to innovative businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs or enterprises looking to grow their impact, and who are benefiting people in a select group of countries in the Asia-Pacific.
It is hoped a diverse group from across the region will apply, so to seek out these types of businesses, Frontier Innovators is calling on the public to spread the word and nominate a business they might know.
Applications to the Frontier Innovators programme are now open, and will close on September 30, 2017.
Programme finalists will be announced in mid-October, with the winning businesses being announced in November.