We're building the Infrastructure CoLab for maximum impact.
The Infrastructure CoLab is the brainchild of the University of Queensland and Business Models Inc.Learn More
The sector and thought leaders that make up the core design team driving the Infrastructure CoLab.Learn More
A number of organisations have already joined the CoLab. Learn more about the teams participating.Learn More
The Infrastructure CoLab presents an opportunity for real collaboration, helping drive action and ultimately improving the lives of Queenslanders through innovative infrastructure sector solutions.
Leveraging Business Models Inc.’s multi-party innovation lab framework and design-thinking methodology, the Lab takes participants through a lean and iterative process of rapid prototyping. What might take months to is accelerated in the Infrastructure CoLab in a matter of weeks.
By working quickly (and out loud), participants of the Infrastructure CoLab are immersed in a new way of working that helps to embed the mindset, skill set, and toolset, that underpins multi-party innovation.
The Infrastructure CoLab is powered by the delivery success of Business Models Inc and the academic rigour of The University of Queensland.
Business Models Inc
The University of Queensland
Our design team will guide you throughout the entire process – helping you ideate, validate and create solutions for maximum relevance and impact.
Partner and Strategy Designer, Business Models Inc AUS-NZ
Business Models Inc is an award-winning international business, design and innovation consultancy. As the Managing director of Australia and New Zealand, Michael’s role is focused on strategy design, system design and co-innovation. His work pushes the traditional boundaries of business. As a design pioneer, he supports organisations of all sizes to think better, communicate more effectively and work faster – so their strategy can move as fast as their business. As a producer, he recently co-led the design and delivery of Australia’s first Circular Economy Lab, with prior co-innovation experience including strategy design for CHILL, Cisco’s Hyper Innovation Lab in San Fransisco, and the spearheading of South Australia’s Growth Lab focused on the convergence of the aged care, health and disability service sectors. He is now co-leading the design and delivery of Australia’s first Housing Action Lab and Infrastructure CoLab.
The Advisory Board
The Infrastructure CoLab is supported by the best in the industry. Here are just a few who are helping guide the journey.
Previously she held roles such as Associate DVC Research and Innovation, RMIT University, and Interim Head of School and Deputy Head of School, Head of Strategy and International Business, and Program Leader for several programs at the University of Queensland.
Martie-Louise's research in small firm innovation focuses on how these firms leverage capabilities and networks to gain a competitive edge. She is particularly interested in the processes and technologies of open innovation.
Martie-Louise publishes in leading entrepreneurship, small business and interdisciplinary journals.
Priscilla Radice is passionate about infrastructure’s role to support connected sustainable communities and the need to build a green economy. Priscilla is a dynamic senior leader with a proven track record in designing, implementing and leading transformational change. This has been demonstrated across the breadth of Priscilla’s corporate history in consulting and government, where she has led significant transformational programmes and shaped new operating models, with delivery of exceptional and sustainable results. A well-regarded project director and assurance reviewer in health, transport and logistics and city strategy sectors.
Throughout my career I have been a positive catalyst for change. I help create more liveable and sustainable places, build economies and increase revenue across the public and private sectors as a trusted business advisor. I’ve always responded well to change, as a child growing up in the wheat belt of Western Australia, we never knew what each year would bring, so we had to be resilient and curious to find ways to adapt, learning how to be sustainable. In my different roles I am working with many diverse people to collectively design new playbooks for infrastructure where we don’t sacrifice our environment or leave parts of our community behind.
Priscilla’s immediate past role was a Principal at Arup, a leading global design firm, as Head of Business Strategy for Transport & Resources in Australasia. Under her tenure, the sector witnessed exceptional transformation and growth, becoming one of Arup’s global success stories. Prior to joining Arup Priscilla worked for Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd as Head of Strategic Projects. Before moving to Brisbane Priscilla held several diverse roles in the port and city place-making in NSW and WA.
As a Sociologist Priscilla always places people at the centre of her thinking and believes a focus on outcome led design will pave the way for circular economic principles to be embedded into daily life and all business operations.
Dennis is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors
Dennis has worked across a wide range of areas including strategic planning, traffic and transport planning, road safety policy and engineering, road design, road operations and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has contributed to a range of national groups and is the Queensland Director on the ANCAP Board. He is a board member and the Vice President of ITS Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia.
Dennis is committed to bringing together the skills and knowledge of his team and their partners to embrace new technologies, engage with customers and drive new ideas into action for the benefit of the community.
Nick is the Managing Director of advisory firm Innergise, aiding government and private sector clients to resolve policy, strategy and project challenges in highly complex multi-stakeholder environments. He has particular expertise in the intentional design of sustainable infrastructure. In addition to his consulting work, Nick is a faculty member of the ANZ School of Government. He delivers executive education on complex problem solving, systems thinking and effective policy implementation, drawing on 25+ years experience in infrastructure, water, natural resources, defence, energy and mining sectors throughout Australia, New Zealand, south-east Asia, the UK and Americas. Nick is also the National President and Chair of the Board of Engineers Australia, and a non-executive director of South Gippsland Water. He was previously a director of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and taskforce chair at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. Prior to founding Innergise, Nick performed the roles of Director – Innovation at Jacobs Group and global Chief Sustainability Officer at SKM.
The Public Sector Partner Network
The Infrastructure CoLab is supported by the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science, and the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.