At News Corp Australia, our people have always pushed the boundaries and challenged the status quo.

Does that sound like you?

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News Bolt in a Nutshell
What is News Bolt?

In 2018, with your help we launched News Bolt, News Corp Australia’s world-class internal innovation program.

This year we have designed an even better program for you to help News Corp build the next generation of disruptive products and services.

Have an idea already? Click on the link below to submit it. Or come along to one of our ‘Generator Workshops’ to get inspired. The workshops will happen in a capital city close to you.

It’s happening now so don’t wait!

Who is Slingshot?

We partnered with the team at Slingshot Accelerator, so you can learn from the very best innovation mentors and experts in the business. Cool huh?

Slingshot is Australia’s leading corporate accelerator. They have delivered innovation programs for iconic brands like Qantas, Caltex and Lion.

The Slingshot team is here to help bring your biggest and boldest ideas to life.

So put your thinking caps on!

Why get involved?

No one knows our business like you do. And we believe in your ability to innovate.

Be a part of News Bolt in 2019 and we will take you on a journey. You will challenge yourself, meet lifelong new friends, learn how to think like an entrepreneur and energise our company’s innovative spirit.

Oh, and did we mention that one lucky team will win the trip of a lifetime to represent News Corp Australia on a global stage!


We need you!

To help us solve some truly exciting customer problems:

Winning in

The wellness category is now worth a staggering $4.2 trillion annually!

We need to get involved. And what better way than through our Body+Soul brand?

What amazing new wellbeing products can we launch for consumers under the Body+Soul brand?

Getting to

Generation Z (aged 25 and under) is the largest generation ever, comprising more than 20% of Australia’s population!

So why don’t we talk to more of them?

What could we do to excite and engage a much younger audience?

Cutting the Cost
of Living

83% of Australian households are concerned about the cost of living and more than half are living under financial stress.

We need to help them live smarter and better.

How can we put more money back into the hip pocket of Australian households?

Connecting with

Technology in transport provides new ways for us to connect with consumers on their daily commute.

We want to own in-transit ears and eyeballs.

How can we make the daily commute something to look forward to with captivating content?

Homes Smarter

Australians have not embraced technology in and around the home as fast as other nations.

We want to make everything about the home more convenient, connected and secure.

How can we put Australians in control of their home at the touch of their fingertips?

What happens, when?
Applications Open

Monday 6 May

Generator Workshops

Adelaide Tues 14 May
Melbourne Wed 15 May
Sydney Tues 21 May
Brisbane Wed 22 May
Sydney Thurs 23 May


Applications Close

Friday 31 May 11.59pm

Validation Program

Monday 1 July – Friday 12 July

Accelerator Program

Monday 12 Aug – Friday 11 Oct

News Bolt 2019 Demo Day

Thursday 17 Oct

What happens, when?
It's so easy to get involved
Step 1 -

Click on the link below to submit your idea and tell us a little bit more about you. Applications close
Friday 31 May at 11.59pm

Step 2 -

Attend a Generator Workshop to be inspired and test your idea. These will be run in a capital city near you.
Tuesday 14-23 May

Step 3 -

Up to 20 teams will participate in the Validation program to demonstrate the strength of their ideas.
Friday 19 July

Step 4 -

The top 9 teams will be invited to participate in the Accelerator program to bring their ideas to life.
Thursday 17 October

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