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    2024 Fishermans Bend Digital Innovation Challenge Launch

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    Join us at the launch of the 2024 Fishermans Bend Digital Innovation Challenge 'A Regenerative City' at narrm ngarrgu Library from 5.30pm on Thursday 18 April 2024.

    Fishermans BendΒ is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. By 2050 it will be a buzzing precinct, home to approximately 80,000 residents with around 80,000 workers. This urban renewal project provides an exciting opportunity to collaboratively explore how we can harness data and emerging technologies to enable our city spaces to thrive now and in the future. Β 

    The Challenge invites entrepreneurs, universities, researchers, start-ups and established organisations to pitch big and brave ideas using data and technology to solve complex city challenges.Β One winning idea will receive $90,000 in funding and bring it to life for testing in Fishermans Bend in 2025. This year the theme is β€˜A Regenerative City’.Β 

    We’re asking: β€œHow might technology and data enable city spaces to be more resource efficient, circular, resilient and healthy?”

    At our launch event you’ll hear from an exciting line-up of speakers includingΒ Damon Gameau, thought-leader in regenerative approaches and award-winning filmmaker, and theΒ 2022 DigitalΒ Innovation ChallengeΒ winnerΒ Amira Moshinksy.Β Regen MelbourneΒ will run an activity to spark ideas and collaboration, and you can joinΒ a short tour of the narrm ngarrgu Makerspace at 5.45pm.Β 

    Light refreshments and food will be provided. Auslan will be offered upon request.Β The event is free, with registrations required. This is a wheelchair accessible venue. For queries, contactΒ us atΒ smart.cities@melbourne.vic.gov.au. Image by Mari Adams, Calamari Pictures.Β 


    Speakers

    Photo of Tiffany Crawford.

    Tiffany Crawford, City of MelbourneΒ 

    Tiffany Crawford is Co-Director Climate Change and City Resilience and Chief Heat Officer at City of Melbourne, focusing on achieving a resilient, well adapted and zero emissions city, as well as bringing critical attention to the issue of heat in the city. Tiffany has degrees in Law, Arts and an Executive Masters in Public Administration and has worked on leading initiatives such as Environmental Upgrade Finance, the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project, the Urban Nature Strategy, and green infrastructure policy.


    Photo of Amira Moshinsky.

    Amira Moshinsky, Remix Raingardens

    Amira Moshinsky, winner of the 2022 Digital Innovation Challenge,Β is a student in the Master of Engineering (Environmental) at the University of Melbourne. Alongside study, Amira manages an innovative, circular-economy project, Remix Raingardens. With a background in psychology, she is committed to fostering connections and collaborating to create a more sustainable and environmentally-just world.

    Photos of Nina Sharpe and Caroline Sanz-Veitch.

    Nina SharpeΒ andΒ Caroline Sanz-Veitch, Lead Convenors atΒ Regen Melbourne

    Regen Melbourne is an engine for ambitious collaboration, in service to our city. We are the host of bold projects for a regenerative Melbourne that are powered by an alliance of more than 180 organisations, all working towards a thriving future for people and planet. Nina and Caroline lead two of these wildly ambitious projects β€”Β Regen Streets, seeking toΒ catalyse a wave of regenerative streets across Greater Melbourne;Β andΒ Participatory Melbourne,Β unlocking the collective potential within our diverse communities to create a thriving and resilient city.Β 

    Photo of Damon Gameau.

    Damon Gameau,Β Director, Writer, Producer, Presenter

    DamonΒ GameauΒ has enjoyed an extensive and varied career as an award-winning film director with three high-profile filmsΒ -Β Regenerating Australia,Β That Sugar FilmΒ andΒ 2040Β -Β to his name. With an international following, he is in demand as a keynote speaker and presenter.


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