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We believe that innovation – finding new ways to solve problems –
holds the key to progress and success in our world.

More about InnovationXchange


#LAUNCH Food is now open!

LAUNCH Food is calling for innovators, entrepreneurs, organisations, and individuals from around the world to put forward innovative solutions for improving global health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices.

For more information on how to join the challenge, visit the LAUNCH Food website.


Current Updates

Up until recently, asking someone about blockchain would likely have yielded you an answer about bitcoin-- if that someone knew anything about blockchain at ...

A call for innovative solutions to help save lives in emergencies. DFAT is investing in new and innovative humanitarian emergency relief supplies to help save......

Current Projects

The quality and quantity of the world’s food supply is changing – and so is the way that people eat....

Hamutuk’s goal: To reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under two years of age by 10% in target sites in Timor Leste....

Australia's $3m Blue Economy Aquaculture Challenge has uncovered 9 innovations that have potential to tra...

The DFAT Technology Against Poverty Prize is a $500,000 grant provided by innovationXchange as part of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge....


“The international environment is changing rapidly, and we need to be able to adapt and innovate to ensure our programmes continue to reach those in most need. Australia’s new InnovationxChange will be an important vehicle in driving new approaches, new products and services and new international partnerships. Innovation is a central part of the UK’s development platform, and we look forward to continuing our close work with Australia on this important agenda.”

Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development, UK

“The development challenges faced by the nations of Asia and the Pacific will not be solved by yesterday’s approaches and policies. Disruptive thinking, innovation, and risk-taking are all essential. The iXc will help drive a truly 21st century approach to aid. Australia is to be congratulated.”

Professor Sir Richard Feachem, Director, Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco. Formerly, Founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and Under Secretary General of the United Nations.

"The innovationXchange demonstrates Australia's commitment to leveraging modern tools and approaches to make progress towards tackling the world's greatest challenges faster, better, cheaper, and more sustainably. We look forward to working together to increase our collective impact through science, technology, innovation and partnerships."

Ms Ann-Mei Chang, Executive Director of USAID's U.S. Global Development Lab

Welcome to our new space

InnovationXchange’s physical space has been designed to facilitate and encourage a more collaborative approach to our work. DFAT staff and external collaborators will have access to our collaboration platform and our open working environment.

About Our Space