Innovators create a new vision for Fishermans Bend

Innovators create a new vision for Fishermans Bend

The City of Melbourne has embarked on a new initiative promising to transform Fishermans Bend into Australia’s premier innovation hub.

More than 20 talented entrepreneurs, researchers, start-ups and organisations submitted their creative concepts as part of the council’s Fishermans Bend Innovation Challenge – an Emerging Technology Testbed program, which aims to support bold ideas.  Six finalists across two streams presented their ideas to a live audience and judging panel on Thursday, July 28 in Fishermans Bend.  

Ideas stream finalists
  • Data Flows: transforming information from water infrastructure into light-emitting beacon sculptures. 
  • Gaia Project Australia: creating high-yield, leafy green vertical urban farms, incorporating food systems into the city. 
  • Hungry Hugger: A vibrant market and a dedicated online platform to enhance Fishermans Bend’s local economy and community. 
Pilot stream finalists
  • Dating-style app for buildings: a prototype will invite locals and visitors to swipe their way through Fishermans Bend to learn about existing and proposed buildings. 
  • Solar-powered Gumnut: a project drawing on emerging technology to improve wayfinding and storytelling. 
  • Recycled Material Raingarden: a pilot which aims to increase biodiversity, reduce the risk of flooding and repurpose waste. 

 

For more information: participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au

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