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The Big Idea

See the next big ideas in health and medical research pitch for $45,000 in funding

The Big Idea is the exciting Sydney research event focused on developing innovation and commercialisation.

Co-sponsored by Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney, the Big Idea returns in 2018 to award $45,000 to an idea that will make a real difference in health. It could be a device, prosthesis, marker, app, treatment, piece of technology or system. If it has the potential to be developed into a commercially viable product to transform healthcare or research, it could be the next Big Idea!

Applications from across the Sydney research partnership were reviewed to select the 4 best ideas with real impact and commercial potential. These finalists will pitch their Big Idea to our expert panel, with the winner to be awarded $45,000 to progress their idea to the next level of commercialisation. Attendees will also hear from leaders with years of experience in health, academia, R&D, innovation management and commercialisation:

  • Dr Teresa Anderson, Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District
  • Dr Marlene Kanga AM, Special Advisor to the Innovation and Science Australia Board
  • Tim Hirst, Chairman at Gamma Vaccines Pty Ltd, Ozstar Therapeutics Pty Ltd and GPN Vaccines Pty Ltd
  • Warren Bingham, Chairman, Investor, Future Asset Management International.

The Big Idea will be attended by researchers, scientists, investors, inventors, academics healthcare workers, students, administrators and members of the community.

Attendees are invited to remain on-site to attend the Symposium welcome evening afterwards.



Thursday 21 June 2018 from 3.30pm to 5.15pm


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Hashtag: #TheBigIdea2018

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