An initiative of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange, and delivered by SecondMuse, Frontier Innovators is a search for innovative businesses in the Asia-Pacific that are delivering impact through their work that supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
To find great examples of these businesses the program ran an open call for applications, which has now closed. 14 businesses were selected to receive grant funding and tailored support, along with access to advisors, potential partners and investors.
All eligible applications were evaluated by a panel of reviewers with varied backgrounds and relevant experience. Winning businesses received up to $100,000 AUD in grant funding and took part in a program of support, which was tailored to meet their needs, and delivered by experts in the relevant fields.
This program supported a diverse group of businesses who are doing great work across the region. Each business' gender balance, location and connection to community were all considered as part of the selection process.