Rapid Open Innovation Sprint

How would you reactivate the city post-COVID?

As part of the City of Melbourne's Open Innovation Competition (OIC) and Melbourne Knowledge Week, innovators, entrepreneurs and community members are invited to participate in a rapid design sprint where you'll develop your ideas around the key theme: 'City Reactivation & Recovery Post COVID-19.'

Hosted by RMIT Activator, you'll unpack the 2021 OIC's 2021 problem statement "How might we bring vibrancy back into the city post COVID-19 by reimagining the way we live, connect, work and play in our city while enhancing the social, cultural, environmental and economic vitality of Melbourne?"

Whether you're starting with an idea or have an existing prototype, the four-day rapid design sprint will give you tools, frameworks and insights from a range of experts to help transform your idea into a viable solution.

Choose to attend any or all of the daily masterclasses and panel discussions, and present your prototype to a panel of judges from RMIT, RMIT Activator and City of Melbourne at the final pitch event.

By the end of the event, you'll be able to submit your idea to the Open Innovation Competition, for the chance to share in the competition's $30,000 cash prize pool, as well as many other prizes.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer