Brisbane Innovate process | Brisbane City Council

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.  

You can take part in the event in two ways, as an active problem solver or a community participant.

Community participant

To be involved as a community participant you will need to:

  • attend the 7 November event and be inspired by keynote speech and panel event
  • help shape the proposed solutions by providing ideas and feedback, as well as suggestions for funding models, new networks and potential markets.

Active problem solver

To participate as an active problem solver you will need to:

  • attend the 10 October warm-up event to be briefed on the challenges and Brisbane Innovate process, and connect with people who can further develop your solution
  • attend the 7 November event to hear from inspirational speakers and further explore solutions to the challenges
  • lodge solution proposal to Council by 7 December
  • pending outcome, enter into discussion with Council about channels to progress solution.

Brisbane Innovate 2018 process and timeline

When What Who
19 September 2018 Challenge statements are released and event registrations open Community participants
Active problem solvers
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. Active problem solvers
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. Community participants
Active problem solvers
7 December 2018 Solutions to be submitted to Council for consideration.  Active problem solvers
Early 2019 Council will assess proposed solutions against the criteria and will contact chosen participants to discuss opportunities to progress solutions. Active problem solvers

Submitting solutions

Following the summit event, attendees will have an opportunity to refine their solutions and submit to Council. Council will then assess the solutions against the below criteria. 

For a solution to be considered by Council, it should:

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 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).

A submissions form will be made available soon which will cover the above information and allow for three supporting documents to be uploaded 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.
12 October 2018