Melbourne-Bandung Innovation Series: Pitch Competition

Registration Closed

Melbourne-Bandung Innovation Series: Pitch Competition

Registration Closed

Pitch Your Solution & Win!

Pitch your solution to one of the  four Shared City Challenges from our Innovation Series  sessions:

  1. Inclusive Entrepreneurship: How might we better address the entrepreneurship challenges faced by underrepresented groups through innovative solutions that minimise barriers and increase access to opportunities?
  2. Resilience Innovations: How might we use innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact on our cities and better prepare and adapt our cities to be resilient to natural disasters and climate change?
  3. Creative Approaches to Tourism: How might we use creative and innovative solutions to reimagine tourism/visitor experiences to reach new audiences and revitalise the tourism industry post-COVID?
  4. Public Health Innovation: How might we use innovative solutions to address public health challenges above and beyond COVID-19 by utilising approaches that were unearthed during the pandemic and can be applied ongoing into the future?

We are looking for submissions that

  • Address one of the four Shared City Challenges covered in the Melbourne-Bandung Innovation Series.
  • Propose solutions that have the potential to be applied to both Melbourne and Bandung (or Australia and Indonesia more broadly).
  • Are new and innovative and may not have been trialled before in Melbourne, Bandung or the world.
  • Are proactive solutions that are data and evidence-driven and have the ability to have an impact and deliver results.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be resident in either Melbourne or Bandung (or if you are submitting as a team, at least one member of your team must be resident in either Melbourne or Bandung).
  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Have registered and/or attended at least two of the four sessions in the Melbourne-Bandung Innovation Series.
  • Not be a member of the Judging Panel, nor an employee of City of Melbourne, SPARK Deakin, Greater Hub/ITB or anyone otherwise connected with organising or judging the Competition.

Participants must demonstrate the merit of their proposal against the competition evaluation criteria.

Important dates

Activity 

Date 

Competition applications open  4 August  
Competition applications close  5 September  (extended!)
Judging Assessment September
Top Finalists Announced 24 September
Pitch Training Workshop with 11th Space 29 September
Pitch Showcase & Winners Announced  13 October 

Prize pool

We have a number of great prizes on offer tailored to the categories we have developed. Winners will have access to cash prizes not less than AU$ 4,000 and thousands of digital credits to help realise your ideas!

Judging Criteria

The judging panel includes representatives from Melbourne and Bandung. The panel will evaluate submissions based on the following six criteria:

  • Innovation – the extent to which the submission is unique to, or adds value to, existing solutions.
  • Impact – the extent to which the submission demonstrates the potential to effect change.
  • Scalability – the extent to which the submission can scale, including the appeal it has to secure buy-in and/or a wide consumer base.
  • Technically and conceptually sound – the extent to which the submission addresses the brief. Namely, the concerns and needs of our community (city workers, visitors and residents) and/or how it is supported by data or other evidence.
  • Feasibility – the ease with which the submission can translate into a sustainable and cost-effective operating model
  • Applicability to both Melbourne and Bandung – the extent to which the submission demonstrates the ability to be applied to both Melbourne and Bandung

Support Resources

To help you develop the best solutions for our shared city challenges, we provide you with support resources. Refer to each session’s page to read the recap, OR fill out this form to gain access to our session’s video recording.

Get access to the session’s video

 

Terms and Conditions are authorised by Deakin University MBIS_Competition Terms and Conditions (403038.6)

This competition is a part of the 2021 Melbourne-Bandung Innovation Series

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