Women’s Innovation Pitch gets underway


Six Territory business women will present their innovative ideas at the inaugural Women’s Innovation Pitch today.

The all women innovation pitch is the first of its kind in the Territory and will be held simultaneously in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The Women’s Innovation Pitch is a Northern Territory Government initiative designed to encourage more women-led businesses develop and commercialise innovation in the Territory and strengthen representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) industries.

The six finalists represent a diverse range of fields including healthcare, education, manufacturing, eco-sustainability and automation, they include:

  • Zoe Collins form Big Sky Psychology
  • Associate Professor Suzanne Belton form Anatomical Education
  • Rana Everett from Everette Consulting
  • Racahel Murphy from A Place for Plastic
  • Harriett Mellor from Mellor Portfolios
  • Simona Paganetto from I’m Plastic Free.

Three winners will receive a placement in the Business Innovation Program (BIP), which includes a $30,000 grant to help develop and commercialise their innovative business concept.

The winners will also receive one-on-one professional advisory services from the Northern Territory Government’s Innovator in Residence service.

Since the program’s inception in October 2019, BIP has supported 54 Territorian entrepreneurs and businesses to commercialise their ideas, of which 35% have been women-led businesses.

Womens innovation pitch 2021

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