All you need to know about COSBOA Innovation Games Victoria 2018

August 10, 2018
By Judith Baeta

COSBOA (Council of Small Business Organisations Australia), a council made up of 29 organisations representing 600,000 small and medium businesses across Australia, has teamed up with Paddl Co. to run one of the most exciting Innovation Challenges for emerging talent ever!

Sponsored by the Victorian Statement Government, the COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria) 2018/19 is a series of 5 one-day innovation challenges across Victoria. Each of the five days is supported by a major corporate organisation - including AGL Energy, Australia Post, Canon and most recently GrowthOps!

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5 Days, 5 Major Sponsors & 5 Different Innovation Challenges!

COSBOA Innovation Games Victoria 2018/19 will involve a total of 50 businesses, 300 Victorian students and graduates and 200 employees coming together to form diverse innovation teams.

For each day, 60 Victorian tertiary students and graduates will be chosen to participate in an Innovation Challenge and join an Innovation Team of 10-12 people, each with a different skill set and level of experience, to be allocated to one of the 50 participating businesses to solve a real business problem.

COSBOA Innovation Games Day 1 - sponsored by AGL

AGL and the Victorian Government have sponsored the first of the Innovation Games in the COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria) 2018/19 series.

EVENT FACTSHEET

  • Innovation Challenge focus: “Optimising the use of energy”

  • When: Thursday, 6th September 2018 from 8am-6pm

  • Where: Hastings (Mornington Peninsula), Victoria

COSBOA Innovation Games Day 2 - supported by Australia Post

Australia Post has joined the Victorian Government to support the second of the COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria) 2018/19 in an event focussed on ideas to grow local business in regional Victoria.

EVENT FACTSHEET

  • Innovation Challenge focus: “Growing your business using digital tools”

  • When: Wednesday, 12th September 2018 from 8am-6pm

  • Where: Bendigo, Victoria

COSBOA Innovation Games Day 3 - sponsored by Canon

Canon and the Victorian Government sponsored the third COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria) 2018/19.

EVENT FACTSHEET

  • Innovation Challenge focus: “Staying ahead of the curve: accelerating business in the digital world”

  • When: Thursday, 11th October 2018 from 8am-6pm

  • Where: Melbourne CBD, Victoria

COSBOA Innovation Games Day 4 - sponsored by GrowthOps

The fourth instalment of the COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria) 2018/19 was sponsored by GrowthOps, the largest of the Innovation Games yet!

EVENT FACTSHEET

  • Innovation Challenge focus: “surfacing high-impact growth solutions for businesses”

  • When: Wednesday, 13th March 2019 from 8am-6pm

  • Where: Albert Park, Victoria

What's in it for participants?

You will bring your experience, knowledge and willingness to participate in an exciting day of brainstorming, ideating and designing solutions that will be pitched to a industry experts at the end of the day.

The Paddl Games facilitators will help you every step of the way: supporting you, teaching you critical and design thinking techniques, and other strategies and tips to succeed (and have lots of fun!) on the day.

You will have the opportunity to apply for jobs with local businesses and also network with employers and other participants. Plus, did we mention there are other awesome prizes to be won?

Want in?

There is ONE MORE innovation opportunity coming up in the COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria) 2018/19 series, so get your Paddl Profile up to date and stay tuned! You can also stay in the loop on upcoming opportunities by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.