Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge

Surprise and delight city visitors! We’re looking for South Australian innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses to design and deliver highly visible creative technology solutions that will revitalise the city and North Adelaide.

Grants totalling $300,000 will be available as part of the Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge, a collaboration between the City of Adelaide, Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) and the Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS), funded through the Capital City Committee's Development Program.

CreaTech brings together creative skills and emerging technologies to engage audiences, support business growth and encourage investment in Adelaide’s public realm.

Proposals for creative technology projects that will enhance the experience of public space in the CBD or North Adelaide will be accepted in February 2022. Well regarded proposals will be highly visible and publicly accessible, and may activate under-utilised spaces.

Global Examples of Creative Technology include:

About the Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge

The Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge seeks to:

  • Build South Australia’s capabilities in the emerging CreaTech sector
  • Develop new collaborations between businesses, artists and researchers
  • Create new South Australian IP
  • Create new, fun and engaging visitor experiences that attract people into the city and encourage them to linger longer and visit local businesses
  • Deliver a technological solution that provides value to the end user through enhancing their experience of the city, which may include improvement in wellbeing, wayfinding and/or enhance the cultural life of Adelaide.

A total of $300,000 is available for multiple projects. Applications will be sought for proposals that respond to the Challenge, seeking funding of up to $300,000. Applicants will also be asked to personally pitch their idea to the Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge Panel. Proposals that are co-funded by the applicant or will attract further investment (cash and in-kind) will be highly regarded.


Key dates

February 2022Information session
February 2022Applications open
March 2022Applications close
April 2022Shortlisted proposals are invited to pitch to the Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge Panel
April to June 2022Partnership agreements developed and delivery commences
By December 2022Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge Projects completed in the public realm

Expressions of Interest

Please register your interest to receive further information when applications open in February 2022.


Need more information?

For further information on the Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge please contact:

Ben Kirchner, Business Investment Advisor, Adelaide Economic Development Agency 

(08) 8203 7718 

[email protected]

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible, please be mindful over Christmas holiday period there may be some delays.