Waste and the Circular Economy (2020)
Exploring waste elimination in Melbourne.
Launched in February 2018, the Open Innovation Competition is the City of Melbourne's annual challenge to solve a city issue.
With a different theme each year, the competition calls for innovators, entrepreneurs, students and community members to submit their bright ideas to solve the challenge. It is designed to tap into the creativity and expertise of our community, and stimulate new ideas and effective solutions.
Participants are encouraged to incorporate data and emerging technology into their ideas to address common urban challenges.
This year, the theme for the Open Innovation Competition is 'city reactivation and recovery post COVID-19'.
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Virtual launch event
22 March 2021
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Participant support sessions
Available through online Q&A and virtual 1:1 sessions with a range of mentors and experts.
22 March to 30 April 2021
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Melbourne Knowledge Week
Rapid Open Innovation Sprint with RMIT
26 April to 30 April 2021
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2 May 2021
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Competition Pitch Event
Finalist pitch showcase
Mid to late June 2021