Infrastructure Victoria and The Resilient Melbourne Citymart Open Innovation Challenge

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Infrastructure Victoria is pleased to be working with Resilient Melbourne to host an open innovation challenge to find new ways to reduce transport congestion, combat social isolation and make the experience of travelling more socially fulfilling.

The Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge invites problem solvers, entrepreneurs, technology developers, artists and creative thinkers from all walks of life to use their innovative ideas to tackle some of Melbourne’s most pressing challenges.

Challenge entries will be assessed by a panel of industry, government and academic leaders who all have strong connections to Melbourne and the transport and innovation sectors.

Infrastructure Victoria Chief Executive, and panel member, Michel Masson said the Citymart Challenge was a great way to encourage innovative ideas on how to address some of the congestion issues highlighted in Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy.

“Our 30-year infrastructure strategy outlines a pipeline of 137 recommendations to address Victoria’s infrastructure needs over the short, medium and long term,” Mr Masson said.

“A major part of the development of this 30-year strategy was consultation and participation. This Challenge is another way for the community to help shape the state’s infrastructure and future through innovative and creative thinking.”

“Innovation is something I am passionate about and I look forward to having the opportunity to review the best and brightest submissions”.

The Challenge Panel includes leaders from Victorian State Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, RMIT University, Infrastructure Victoria, VicRoads, RACV, Foundation for Young Australians, Committee for Melbourne, Public Transport Victoria and the City of Melbourne’s Smart City Office. This panel will select a winning entry and then work with the winning submitter to help realise their solution.

The Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge is a key action in the Resilient Melbourne strategy which looks to make metropolitan Melbourne and its diverse communities more viable, sustainable, liveable and prosperous.

The Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge launched today and will close on 23 June, 2017. For more information or to participate in the challenge, visit: www.resilientmelbourne.com.au/citymart

30-YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY