Launched in February 2018, the Open Innovation Competition is the City of Melbourne's yearly 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.

Read about past competitions below.

Past Competitions

Find out what innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and the community submitted in past competitions.

Community of ideas

Read some of the ideas submitted to the Open Innovation Competition 2019 for the theme 'safe mobility'.

Open Innovation Competition 2019: pitch night highlights