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eGov Cluster newsletterFebruary 2015

Dear Industry and Agency Contacts

Another very busy year has just ended. Firstly and most importantly we say a big thanks to our members and supporters, including our Steering Committee. We are grateful for all your contributions that have ensured the continuing success of the eGov Cluster, hosted by NICTA.



DCC Awards EveningCanberra entrepreneur Greg Boorer, speaking at the DCC Round #2 Awards Event

15 October 2014 Canberra
Digital Canberra Challenge Awards Evening

In October last year we saw the exciting announcement of the Round #2 winners of the Digital Canberra Challenge (DCC), Imagine Team. Both Basement Labs and Imagine Team captured the essence of the DCC by presented ingenious and innovative solutions to their respective challenges- better access to hospital information, and a streamlined ID system. Those that would like a more in depth look at each of their proof of concepts and case study reports may find them publicly available here. >> READ MORE

DCC Round 3The latest Challenges for Round #3; the art installation is a different take from previous challenges set.

November-March 2015 Canberra
Digital Canberra Challenge Round #3 Underway

The Digital Canberra Challenge has moved on to Round #3 and is pleased to announce its latest challenges and competitors. We give a warm welcome to Link Digital, set to tackle the challenge of a Digital Video and Image Library; and to APositive, providing their solution for a Public Digital Art Installation. >> READ MORE



26-27 November 2014 Canberra
FutureGov Summit & Australia Expo

NICTA is proud to have been a sponsor of the FutureGov Summit & Australia Expo 2014, described as 'a lively gathering of Australia’s top public sector officials, global thought leaders, and world-class solutions providers – brought together to debate, inspire and connect with one another as they plan for the future of the federal government.' >> READ MORE

16 December 2014, Canberra
CBRIN Christmas Networking and Panel Discussion

The CBR Innovation Network, in collaboration with Capital Angels, CollabIT, eGov Cluster, Entry 29, and GRIFFIN Accelerator welcomed the festive season with their inaugural Christmas party. >> READ MORE

GRIFFIN Accelerator

4 February 2015
GRIFFIN Accelerator 2015 Launch

Launched in 2014, The GRIFFIN Accelerator program focuses on mentoring startups to create prosperous new businesses. >> READ MORE

4 February 2015, Canberra
Canberra BusinessPoint presents Business Fundamentals

Complimenting the theme of startups, the BusinessPoint workshop aims to help those interested in starting a business, or that are in the early stages of one.

The Business Fundamentals workshop will provide attendees with an outline of essential information, and runs from 8.45am-4.00pm on Wednesday 4 February, at the Canberra Business Chamber. More details can be found here.

10 February 2015, Canberra
Startup Essentials by GRIFFIN Accelerator

For additional tips, startups founders may also find the GRIFFIN Accelerator’s Startup Essentials beneficial. The presentation is expected to be rich in information and interaction.

To view some of the topics to be covered click here.

17 February 2015, Canberra
AIIA February Canberra Manager’s Forum

Mr Gary Sterrenberg, Chief Information Officer of the Department of Human Services, is set to be presenting as special guest speaker to this year’s Canberra Manager’s forum. Mr Sterrenberg will outline his thoughts on current departmental priorities, the future, and his own experiences in the department.

The AIIA website predicts that tickets will be snapped up early, so ensure you get yours quickly! View this link to register and read more about the event.

20 February 2015, Sydney
NICTA Techfest 2015

NICTA’s annual technology showcase is drawing nearer. This annual event is an excellent opportunity for networking with local and global leaders in government, industry, and research, as well as gaining insights into NICTA’s innovative research and collaborative projects. >> READ MORE


Wize Owl

A free community marketing and fundraising, transactional, point of sale platform.

Engaging consumers, businesses and charities for social good and those less fortunate through social inclusion.

Enabling 3rd world or challenged communities funding through 1st world consumption.
Ph: 1300 880 664
Suite 3, level 2 187 Boundary Rd
North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Profile 21

Profile21 is a digital workplace diary that is owned and managed by the Electrotechnology, Power Industries and Communications Industry Training Board (EPIC ITB). Its primary purpose is to electronically acquire, store, evaluate and validate (via multiple stakeholder sign off's) workplace/training or community activities.

Profile21 electronically records, stores and reports validated workplace activities to industry, & provide all users limitless access to that data.

Profile21 is tailor made to suit the needs of industry or workplace, regardless of the type of training or workplace evidence it seeks to validate. Industry is capable of creating, monitoring and administering its own industry, reducing error, operational and/or paper based costs.
Ph: (03) 8679 5315
Suite 3 , level 2 187 Boundary Rd
North Melbourne, VIC 3051


Ana Mihov-Nicotodis

Ana Mihov-Nicotodis started her role as Executive Officer in October 2014. She has a BS in Science Psychology and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in marketing. Ana has previously worked at the Department of Communication, being part of the Youth Advisory Group project. Her interests lie in consumer psychology, sociology and in the interactions between technology and society. She is looking forward to developing her communication background in this role, and is excited to be involved with the eGov Cluster’s endeavors to make innovation thrive in Canberra.


Ana Mihov-Nicotodis



Digital Canberra Challenge

Round 3- Final competitors announced check the DCC Blog for details.

Round 1 & 2- Case studies released to the public.

Department of Finance - Blog

Be up to date with current discussions around procurement and other ICT related initiatives.

Click here to participate.


Sydney API Conference

Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 February

A conference focused on the technology and business opportunties that arise due to APIs- with topics such as open data and connected government being covered.

APIdays is structured as a 2-day conference with keynotes, expert panels, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and a chance for significant networking.

Steven de Costa is also set to be one of 32 API expert speaking at the conference!

Visit the website to purchase your tickets to this valuable event.

NICTA Techfest 2015

Friday 20 February


Australian Technology Park, Sydney

The annual NICTA technology showcase provides great networking and educational opportunities. Come alone to find out the latest in cutting-edge research!

To find out more view this link.

GRIFFIN Accelerator 2015 Launch

Wednesday 4 February


CBR Innovation Network

Join GRIFFIN Accelerator as they celebrate the beginning of a new and exciting year.

Click here for more informaton.

AIIA February Canberra Manager's Forum

Tuesday 17 February


Federal Golf Club

With guest speaker Mr. Gary Sterrenberg, the AIIA February Forum is bound to be an engaging event.

To find out more view this link.

Key Contacts
Cluster Manager
Michael Phillips
Executive Officer
Ana Mihov-Nicotodis
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