Delivering the Infrastructure Solutions of Tomorrow

Welcome to the Infrastructure CoLab

The Infrastructure CoLab drives action forward

Through co-investment and partnership, we incubate opportunities identified to facilitate new ventures, joint projects and even the creation of new startups. Working with industry leaders, University of Queensland (UQ) and programmed by Business Models Inc (BMI), the Infrastructure CoLab helps to mitigate risk and accelerate success by leveraging the power facilitated through diverse networks.

For each round of the Infrastructure CoLab, 25 companies will be matched in teams of 5 and guided through a multi-party innovation process to solve challenges across the focus areas. In the first round these focus areas will be:

Smart
Infrastructure

Realising the future of infrastructure through the integration of data management and emerging technologies

Sustainable Materials Adoption

Investigating the incorporation of sustainable materials in the infrastructure industry to reduce barriers of adoption

Resilience of Underground Space

Understanding the opportunities of creating resilient, liveable communities through multi-space usage

Procurement Security for Circular Economy

Exploring methods of enabling the transition of the infrastructure industry to circular economy principles

Innovative Energy Solutions

Rethinking the future of energy through emerging technologies and new business models

What should be at the centre of decision-making when it comes to sustainable infrastructure of the future?

Grab yourself a seat at the table.

The Infrastructure CoLab brings together Australia’s leaders to explore the most pressing issues surrounding infrastructure; supporting industry to collaborate and innovate to create a more sustainable future.

Leveraging Business Models Inc.’s multi-party innovation lab framework and methodology, building from learnings of past and ongoing lab programs, and supported by world-leading academic research, the Infrastructure CoLab provides a platform for systemic co-innovation that takes participants through a lean and iterative process of rapid prototyping to develop real solutions that create social change.

With the aim of assisting the industry to move towards circular economy principles through co-innovation, the Infrastructure CoLab will also undertake academic research to support such scaling innovations across the industry, facilitating a broader transition to circular economy principles. More so, the Infrastructure CoLab has been designed to evolve over time in line with the changing needs of industry. For participants, the Lab will be an immersive learning exchange; providing an environment to test and explore solutions to entrenched challenges.

A pathway for acceleration.

Partnership between Business Models Inc and UQ to establish the Infrastructure CoLab Advisory Group.

EOIs open for key players from industry sectors in Queensland to join the Lab as innovators.

Launch event for the lab. Here partners, supporters and industry innovators assist in focusing problem prioritisation.

Over a period of 4 months, participants embark on their journey through immersive sessions, developing solutions to identified problem spaces.

The lab culminates in a pitch event where industry innovators showcase solutions in response to the identified problem spaces.

Developed solutions receive ongoing support through seed funding and from the lab network to continue momentum. The lab will continue to run rounds of the co-innovation process each year, evolving innovation themes and research support in line with industry needs.

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Join the Infrastructure CoLab Journey.

We’re still building our cohort of industry innovators and leaders across the infrastructure sector. Limited places are available to come on board as a Foundation Partner if your organisation would like to co-author the challenges and opportunities explored in the Lab.

Reach out to us below and register your interest.