Expression of Interest Process

To submit your video pitch and supporting information, visit

  1. Submission of EOI, incorporating a 90 second video pitch and online form
  2. EOI’s assessed
  3. All applicants advised of the outcome of the EOI process. Applicants successful in reaching the Application stage (stage 2) will be provided with access to the online Application form

Expressions of Interest are submitted via a 90 second video pitch. Any video capturing hardware or software can be used as long as the video follows the Entrepreneur Pitch Guide below and is uploaded to YouTube / Vimeo, and relevant URL provided in your EOI submission in SmartyGrants.

The Entrepreneur Pitch Guide will guide you through a series of shots that will capture information relating to the problem, solution, competitive advantage, customer and your business. Your submitted video pitch will then be assessed by the Innovation Connect Assessment Panel who will vote on all submissions and make a recommendation on which applications will move onto the second stage of the application process.

The process only requires you to produce a basic video pitch solely for Innovation Connect assessment purposes. Only the content in the pitch will be assessed. The pitch will not be assessed on the quality of the video, your acting skills or the images in it.

If you have security concerns about the content of your videos, you can adjust privacy settings for individual videos on YouTube or alternatively your entire YouTube channel to 'Unlisted'. Please do not use 'Private' as we will be unable to access the content for assessment purposes.

If you want to get a copy of your video off YouTube, How do I download and save a YouTube video to my computer External Link - opens in new window describes the steps.

Entrepreneur Pitch Guide

WordInnovation Connect Entrepreneur Pitch Guide: Word 24 kB

PDFInnovation Connect Entrepreneur Pitch Guide: PDF 36 kB

Further Information

If you would like to discuss the Innovation Connect grant program please don’t hesitate to contact an Innovation Connect Client Manager:

Phone:  Stephen Grinter (02) 6207 8040 or Brent Chick (02) 6207 7215
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