2013 Australian Innovation Festival

This Festival provides a national showcase of the best that Australia can offer. We believe that these exciting events will inspire many people to celebrate, promote and enhance the value of Australia’s innovation and entrepreneurial endeavours.

While official Festival dates are from 26 April (World IP Day) to the end of May each year; media launches are held in the prior week to promote Festival activities and encourage networking opportunities. Events in the first week of June are also included in the Festival program if they comply with Festival objectives. The 18 April 2013 National/NSW launch is hosted by KPMG in Sydney. Other launches are held in the States and Territories as well as with the 23 associate innovation festivals.

Go to for 2013 Festival program: Wednesday, 17 April – Friday, 7 June 2013.

Australian Innovation Festival



Australian Capital Territory



New South Wales


Northern Territory




South Australia






Western Australia






Expected attendance
for all Festival events


400,000 +  people

Media Coverage

Expected  coverage and reach from print, broadcasting and online


95% of total population
23 million people

This year’s Festival includes over 400,000 participants and 500+ events throughout Australia. We have received support from national industry associations, universities, other education institutions, media groups, SMEs and corporate organisations and bipartisan support from State, Territory and Federal Governments.

The 2013 Festival theme ‘Return on Innovation’ showcases the importance of developing innovative products, processes, systems and services to achieve sustainable business growth. Smart thinking, productivity focus, ideas generation, innovative enterprises, skills training, networking and commercialisation are some of the key factors required to create a world class, knowledge based economy in Australia.