IP Australia Sponsors ‘Next Big Thing’ Awards

Lawfuel – NZ & Australian Legal Jobs & News – INNOVIC’s Next Big Thing Award™ is an annual nation-wide competition to find and showcase exciting new Australian products with the potential to become the ‘next big thing’. Winners receive over $50,000 in cash and prizes plus valuable media exposure. An Exhibition of the 21 finalists’ innovations will be held at the Melbourne Museum between 14 May and 22 June 2008. Accompanying activities will include a Young Entrepreneurs’ Week, to stimulate and encourage the next generation of innovative Australians. IP Australia will again be a significant sponsor of the awards.

Application forms are available at www.nextbigthingaward.com/apply.html.

Applications CLOSE on 14 March 2008.

Previous Next Big Thing Award™ winners include, V-Focus, a catheter system that delivers and ‘recycles’ sensitive cardiac medication directly to the beating heart of a conscious patient, mHITs, a free SMS payment and e-wallet system and ClinchA, a pneumatic device for tying concrete reinforcement bars together.

INNOVIC’s Next Big Thing Award™ is funded under a VicStart commercialisation contract with the Victorian Government.

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