Humanitech - About Us

Harnessing the power of technology for good.

Humanitech was established by Australian Red Cross, with support from founding partner Telstra Foundation, to explore approaches to scaling innovation to address the world's biggest humanitarian challenges.

We do this by connecting Australian technologists, community leaders, corporate innovators, policymakers, and academics with the Red Cross Red Crescent humanitarian network to spark new ways of working with technology that benefit people and society.

Learn more about our work partnering with innovative start-ups through the Humanitech Lab, our Humanity First approach that's supporting people and organisations working with technology on humanitarian problems, or our flagship event, the Humanitech Summit.

Advisory Group

Penny Harrison

Chief of Staff, Australian Red Cross

Jackie Coates

CEO, Telstra Foundation

Professor Julian Thomas

Director Centre of Excellence on Automated Decision-Making and Society

Australian Red Cross 2023. ABN 50 169 561 394