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Innovation leadership

Growing our own innovation ecosystem builds a workplace that ignites ideas and unleashes potential. The department is working collaboratively to remove red tape for its customers and for its people to build valued services.

Innovation Arena

In 2016–17, we partnered with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines to run the first Innovation Arena. Employees pitched clever solutions to complex business problems. Innovation Arena resulted in:

  • participants testing proposals directly with Directors-General
  • quick decisions being made about proceeding with ideas
  • innovative project concepts being fast-tracked
  • improved inter-departmental collaboration.

The five shortlisted projects benefited from departmental advice on subjects including in-house project management, sprint training and marketing.

A second round of Innovation Arena will run in 2017–18.

2016–2017 Innovation Arena

28 proposals submitted. 7 selected to pitch to expert panel. 5 survived cut for 90-day sprint with departments

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Last updated
9 October 2017
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