Pitch 1: innovation in larger enterprises
Pitch 2: incentives to develop social enterprises
Pitch 3: Policies to improve gender equality and diversity within the innovation ecosystem
Pitch 4: Incentives for use of intellectual property
Pitch 5 - incentives to attract capital to startups, incubators and accelerators
PolicyHack 1.0 2015
The Australian Federal Government is committed to making innovation a centrepiece of the economy. PolicyHack took place at BlueChilli Sydney 17 October 2015 as an opportunity for teams comprising industry and government representatives to collaborate…
The Australian Federal Government is committed to making innovation a centrepiece of the economy. PolicyHack took place at BlueChilli Sydney 17 October 2015 as an opportunity for teams comprising industry and government representatives to collaborate on developing and pitching innovative solutions to some of Australia’s most pressing policy problems, helping foster the growth of innovation industries in Australia.
Along with Assistant Minister for Innovation Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, BlueChilli brought together representatives from startups, VC funds, accelerators and other components of the innovation ecosystem, with policy experts from government departments to collaborate in a one-day industry policy hackathon.
For a week prior to the event, the Australian community was encouraged to nominate their own policy ideas to support the innovation ecosystem using the OurSay.org platform. The PolicyHack organisers were guided by the ideas, comments and votes contributed to the forum to develop ten themes for exploration at the PolicyHack event, and some of the proponents in the forum were invited to attend and participate in the PolicyHack event.
The hackathon methodology was employed to nominate, select and work together in mixed teams on new government policy ideas designed to foster the growth of innovation industries including tech startups, biotech, agtech, fintech, renewables and resources.
Thanks to Adam Dostalek for the original video footage (vimeo.com/user4129102)