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Got an idea that can
make a difference?

In garages, sheds, bedrooms and classrooms all around the country, new ideas, apps and inventions are being developed every day.

That passion, need to solve problems and curiosity is what drives us to re-think, to challenge the norm, to innovate and to create solutions that can improve our lives.

Life Tech Challenge - NOW OPEN

We are looking for innovative, driven and visionary people who have an idea to improve a standard of living through technology. To help get your idea off the ground, we’re giving a $10,000 prize and mentorship. We’re also giving 2 runners up $1,000 each.

Entries can improve any aspect of life including; at home, work, farm, social, banking, sustainability, health and well-being, fitness, school, travel or cooking.

Finalists will be invited to Hume Bank's 'Pitch Night' at our Head Office (492 Olive Street, Albury NSW), where they will present their idea to our judging panel and the winner announced. 

If you have an idea that can make a difference we would love to hear from you!

Mentorship will be available to the major prize winner to assist with idea execution and implementation. The mentorship is designed to help nurture up and coming innovators. This includes 3 initial mentorship sessions with judges, project work space, a 2 hour personality workshop, a 1 hour consultation with a Principal Solicitor and two legal documents relevant to the winner,  advertising through 104.9 HITFM as well as marketing and digital support. The total value of mentorship is $8,000! 


Mentorship provided by:


  • The idea is yours and yours alone… and it will stay that way!
  • The Prize is for you to develop your solution and to make it real.
  • We’d really like to see your solution within 12 months of judging.

    • You will be judged on your;
      • Creativity
      • Use of technology
      • Impact on people you’re trying to help
      • Pitch! Impress us!
  • The mentorship is designed to see you and your innovation succeed.

What’s next?

Key dates to remember;

  • Entries open 25 August 2017
  • Applications close 9 October 2017 (submitted applications will be reviewed after this date)
  • Finalists shortlisted 16 October 2017 
  • Event presentation 26 October 2017 

Contact us if you have any questions via 

A copy of the Terms and Conditions for the Life Tech Challenge 2017 can be downloaded here.