University research has the power to change lives,
improve communities and strengthen our economy.

Each year, Universities Australia calls on researchers to pitch their brightest ideas for the chance
to get it in front of many eyes and win a range of prizes.

We’re ready for the next generation of early-career researchers to challenge themselves and
tell the story of their research and its impact.

Are you ready?

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Get your pitch in by Sunday 5 June 2022

Meet the judges for the
Vice-Chancellors' Award


Get inspired

Each year we see hundreds of bright ideas showcased through the Pitch it clever competition – from explorations into advancing bionic hearing devices to supporting people experiencing mental health challenges. Here are some of the successful pitches from previous years.

The next generation of batteries

Pitched by Diego Holanda Pereira de Souza. Winner of the 2021 Universities Australia award.

Let's modernise care for breast cancer survivors

Pitched by Anna Singleton. Winner of the 2020 People's Choice award.

A brigher future for bionic hearing

Pitched by Elise Ajay. Winner of the 2021 Vice Chancellors' award.

Using sound to make our machines better communicators

Pitched by Frederic Robinson. Winner of the 2020 Vice Chancellors' award.