Apply to present at IMPACT7

How is your project working to impact one of our globe’s greatest challenges?


Are you working on a way to eradicate disease or poverty, ensure the security of our food for generations, preserve our natural environment, or reinvent the future of our industries?

Applications to present at IMPACT7 are now closed and are under review.

Presenters will be announced by late-February 2020!

Why Apply?

Being part of IMPACT7 2020 will help you amplify your research, project, company and idea!

You will:

  • Gain support in the lead up to the event to hone your message and amplify your project’s impact!
  • Receive meaningful feedback and guidance from potential collaborators, customers, partners, mentors and investors
  • Ask the universe and IMPACT7’s influential audience of curious and passionate people from industry, government, for-purpose organisations and media figures for what you need – whether that be towards partnerships, commercialisation, investment, or expansion
  • Gain valuable experience as you learn to share your message with a wider audience
  • Be eligible to apply for complimentary travel to and from Melbourne with IMPACT7 Travel Grants
  • Amplify what you are doing for greater impact!
  • Entry is quick and free!

Who can apply?

Researchers, innovators, teams and startups are invited to apply for IMPACT7 2020. There is no charge to apply or present.

As a successful applicant you will have three minutes to tell your story:

  • What are you working on and why?
  • Why does the world need to know?
  • What impact will your research/project/company/innovation have?

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed. Presenters will be announced by late-February 2020!

What can you win?

Be recognised for the impact you’re making with the opportunity to be awarded one of these trophies:


  • People’s Choice Award – voted by the audience
  • Greatest Potential Impact Award
  • Collaboration for Impact Award
  • The Phillips Ormond Fitzpatrick Award

Past Winners

Click through to see their winner presentations!


Michelle McIntosh

Associate Professor, Monash University

Won an IMPACT7 Greatest Potential Award for her Inhaled Oxytocin project which is addressing maternal mortality in resource-poor settings.

Watch her presentation here »

Dr Megan Phillips

Environmental Biologist, University of Technology Sydney
Won an IMPACT7 Greatest Potential Award for her research into phytoremediation: an emerging biotechnology that utilises plant species to decontaminate hazardous soils and water bodies.

Watch her presentation here »

Mathilde Desselle

Project Manager: Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology, Queensland University of Technology

Won an IMPACT7 Collaboration for Impact Award for her project – Biofabrication: the hospital of the future.

Watch her presentation here »

Dr Geoff Doherty

Senior Biotechnologist at Ethanol Technologies

Won an IMPACT7 Collaboration for Impact Award for overcoming the barriers to widespread use of ethanol as fuel by developing a technology to transform agricultural and forestry residues into biofuels and green chemicals.

Watch his presentation here »

Lee Reid

Research Fellow, Australian e-Health Research Centre CSIRO

Won an IMPACT7 People’s Choice Award for his project – CONSULT: A brain surgery planning tool.

Watch his presentation here »

Mian Li Ooi

PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide

Won an IMPACT7 People’s Choice Award for her use of bacteriophages as a nasal flush to treat persistently infected sinuses in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Watch her presentation here »

Dr Bryn Sobott

Innovation and Engagement Fellow, FREO2, The University of Melbourne

Won an IMPACT7 Award for concentrated oxygen to child pneumonia patients in developing regions.

Watch his presentation here »

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