About the competition

The UniSA Software Innovation and Commercialisation Challenge (SICC) 2020 is a competition run by UniSA Ventures on behalf of UniSA to identify a number of UniSA software related innovations that have societal impact or commercial translation potential.

Prizes include: First Round $100 project prizes; Finalist $1000 project prizes; Winners will have their software innovation funded by a UniSA Ventures Slingshot grant of up to a maximum of AUD $100,000 and will work with a UniSA Ventures Commercial Manager to progress the commercialisation potential of their UniSA research.

The competiton is open to ALL UniSA Academic Units and disciplines, and cross-disciplinary projects are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION CLOSE DATE EXTENDED TO 1 OCTOBER 2020.

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to see full details, including eligibility and terms and conditions. If you are not able to login to download the Application Pack please email unisaventures@unisa.edu.au.

There are three prize rounds to be awarded in the Competition:

First Round – Recognising the efforts of applicants, the first fifty eligible project entries correctly submitted will receive a $100 Prize.

Finalists – Up to ten Finalist project entries will receive a $1000 Prize and a Finalist Certificate.

Winners – Up to five Winners will receive a UniSA Ventures Slingshot Grant investment of up to $100,000 for the commercialisation of their project, a Winners Trophy and a Winners Certificate.

In addition, all applicants will receive the opportunity:

  • to receive valuable written feedback from the Selection Panel regarding their application and/or the translation potential of their ideas/research;
  • to have a UniSA Ventures Commercialisation Manager assist them in taking the next steps through the normal engagement process with UniSA Ventures;
  • for UniSA Ventures to contact Applicants intermittently to determine if assistance can be provided in the development of the research over time.

Download the Application Pack to see full prize details. If you are not able to login to download the Application Pack please email unisaventures@unisa.edu.au.

The competiton is open to ALL UniSA Academic Units and disciplines, and cross-disciplinary projects are encouraged to apply.

The Lead Applicant on the entry must be a full-time or part-time employee of UniSA.

Entry is open to individuals who are:

  • full-time or part-time employees of UniSA, where they are either the Lead Applicant or an Additional Applicant;
  • casual or sessional employees of UniSA, where they are an Additional Applicant in conjunction with a Lead Applicant who is a full-time or part-time employee of UniSA;
  • current students of UniSA, where they are an Additional Applicant in conjunction with a Lead Applicant who is a full-time or part-time employee of UniSA;
  • persons who are not current employees of UniSA, where they are an Additional Applicant in conjunction with a Lead Applicant who is a full-time or part-time employee of UniSA.

For an entry to be eligible, ALL Applicants must:

  • agree to the Terms and Conditions of the competition;
  • agree to assign Project Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the University of South Australia as per the Competition Terms and Conditions and UniSA IP Policy, and that commercialisation of the entry project will not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party;
  • agree to UniSA Ventures funding and managing winning project investment under its Slingshot Funding Support of Projects Standard Terms & Conditions and its Slingshot Project Agreement (to be negotiated with successful Applicants), which are subject to successful completion of agreed project milestones.

Download the Application Pack to see full eligibility details. If you are not able to login to download the Application Pack please email unisaventures@unisa.edu.au.

1. Go to the UniSA SICC 2020 SharePoint Library and download a working copy of the application form: https://mymailunisaedu.sharepoint.com/sites/USAVSCIC2020/UniSA%20Software%20Innovation%20and%20Commercialisation%20Ch/Forms/AllItems.aspx.
Use this working copy to work with your collaborators to gather all necessary data before commencing the online application form (submission of the working copy will not be accepted as an Eligible Entry). If you are not able to login to download the working copy application form please email unisaventures@unisa.edu.au.

2. UniSA staff Lead Applicant to send an email to unisaventures@unisa.edu.au to request the support of a UniSA Ventures Commercialisation Manager for their project entry (this is strongly encouraged).

3. Once the working application form is complete and ready, submit final application in the ONLINE Application Form on this website. The application portal is open from 19 August to midnight 1 October 2020.

4. Shortlisted Finalists will be informed in early-mid October 2020.

5. Finalist Project teams will be invited to present and attend a Q&A session with the Assessment Panel. The presentation and Q&A sessions will be held in mid to late October 2020 and be approximately 45 minutes duration for each Finalist project.

6. Winners will be notified in late October to early November 2020.

Download the Application Pack to see full competition details. If you are not able to login to download the Application Pack please email unisaventures@unisa.edu.au.