Brisbane Innovate process
Brisbane Innovate is Council’s flagship innovation event. It brings together Brisbane’s businesses and residents to solve our city’s problems in a way that’s collaborative and innovative. It’s an event for people who want to make Brisbane an even better place to live, work and relax.
Brisbane Innovate 2018 process and timeline
|19 September 2018||Challenge statements are released and event registrations open||Complete|
|10 October 2018||Warm up event at The Capital. Learn more about the challenges and have the opportunity to meet other problem solvers and potential collaboration partners. Council will also provide more information on the process for Brisbane Innovate 2018.||Complete|
|7 November 2018||Brisbane Innovate event at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event will include an inspiring keynote and panel discussion, followed by roundtables where you'll have the opportunity to explore solutions, identify collaboration partners and seek community feedback.||Complete|
|9 December 2018||Solutions to be submitted to Council for consideration.|
|Early 2019||Council will assess proposed solutions against the criteria and will contact chosen participants to discuss opportunities to progress solutions.|
Applications are now open for submissions.
Following the summit event, problem solvers, including those who were unable to attend, now have an opportunity to refine their solutions and submit them to Council.
Solutions being considered should:
- directly address one of the three challenges identified
- not already exist
- involve at least two partners working together – for example, industry, government or not-for-profit. All parties are to contribute in-kind support (i.e. no financial only partners)
- have long-term viability
- identify the role that Council plays using the Smart Connected Brisbane document:
- demonstrate alignment with one or more of the Smart Connected Brisbane characteristics
- have the ability to be scaled
- where possible use open data including datasets available at Council's Open Data website.
To complete a submission, you will need to provide the following information:
- contact details, solution name and challenge being solved
- how the solution meets the eligibility criteria (500 words)
- collaboration summary (500 words)
- how you will deliver the solution, including the timeframe (500 words)
- potential barriers to delivery and methods for overcoming them (500 words).
You can attach three supporting documents to support your proposal.
Opportunities to progress solutions
If Council deems that solutions meet the above criteria, we will enter into conversations with proponents on ways to progress, appropriate to the challenge and solution. This may include, but is not limited to:
- further exploration of the solution through the new Brisbane Innovation Lab
- partnering with Council to deliver a proof of concept, via the Better Brisbane Proposals process
- coordinating support to connect key players in the relevant sectors
- exploration of data and expertise Council can provide.