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Collaborating with start-ups, government and industry

What we do and why

Collaboration across industry is more important than ever – and we believe that by working with our customers to share ideas, opportunities and problems, we can together deliver better solutions across our industries, and tackle key social and economic challenges.

We invite start-ups, students and entrepreneurs to join us at innovation challenges and hackathons to pitch new ideas with the potential to transform industries.


Our Latest Industry Challenges

Westpac Innovation Challenge

The annual Westpac Innovation Challenge provides a platform for entrepreneurs to put forward innovative new solutions to improve different industry sectors across our Business Bank. The winner receives a $50,000 cash prize. Our current challenge is now live. Find out more


Westpac has partnered with fintech innovation hub Stone & Chalk to launch FUELD, an industry-leading data accelerator. FUELD connects early-stage start-up and data scientist teams to a range of powerful data-sets on Data Republic’s data-sharing platform, allowing them to apply data innovation to solve a number of industry challenges.

“The more we collaborate, the more we can learn not just about our customers, but what their customers expect of us.”

Jeff Byrne, Head of Specialist Sales, Westpac Institutional Bank