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The Big Idea

The Big Idea

An innovation and commercialisation challenge. 

Clinicians and researchers are invited to present very early stage ideas, including development of theories, methods, treatments, devices, technology or systems. Successful ideas focus on optimising healthcare design, delivery and outcomes. 

The five selected finalists will have the opportunity to work with Cicada Innovations to develop their innovative ideas and prepare a pitch that will be presented during the 2024 Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium.

The Big Idea challenge winner will receive $65,000 pre-seed funding plus $25,000 in professional support services from IDE Group to support further development of their big idea. 

The People's Choice Award winner will receive $10,000 pre-seed funding plus $5,000 in professional support services from IDE Group.

Calling all innovative thinkers

Do you have a big idea to revolutionise patient care or transform healthcare design and delivery?
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Applications close 5pm, Friday 3 May 2024.

Past winners

The Big Idea is proudly supported by Sydney Local Health District, the University of Sydney, IDE Group and Cicada Innovations.