The focus for Australia 3.0 in 2014 is on developing innovative ideas that harness technology to assist industries adapt to an ever changing competitive environment. Working in partnership with industry leaders to identify challenges and then catalyse ideas, the goal of Australia 3.0 is collaborative actions that benefit all.
Australia 3.0 addresses Australia’s critical challenges through the practical application of information and communications technology (ICT). ICT enables and underpins all efforts in improving national productivity and growing the Australian economy. Australia 3.0 applies the capabilities of Australia’s ICT industry practically to solve the challenges facing key industry sectors.
For Australia to compete globally, and thereby create the high-value jobs of the future, we must be a leader in the creation and adoption of innovative, high-productivity solutions for key economic, societal and environmental challenges.
Harnessing our national capabilities to sustain and improve our standard of living means we must exploit new technologies. The Australia 3.0 process is part of the ecosystem to needed to make the step change needed to prosper in the 21st century.
Australia 3.0 will drive the innovation agenda by bringing together stakeholders to classify challenges through a virtual roundtable conducted over a two-month period. In August a two-day forum will be conducted to catalyse ideas, including collaborative action such as hackathons and open innovation sessions. The goal is to create a continuous dialogue between the ICT sector and industry to continue the work forged on common goals and the shared commitment to improve Australia’s future.
Australia calls for participants from across business, research, policy and practice to join the ICT sector in taking a leadership role in constructive efforts to exploit technology for all aspects of the economy something we can only do effectively when aligned with the needs of the industries that it serves. We seek the participation of industries leaders, and call on them to bring a business challenge, provide a data set, pose a conundrum or sponsor a prize to address Australia’s opportunities.
The four key sectors examined by Australia 3.0 have been selected on their potential for generating substantive national economic gain. These four sectors are:
- Government services
Our focus on these sectors is building on dialogue from previous years but brings a new approach to moving ideas into action utilising open innovation.
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