SA National Innovation Games: A Sustainable Fashion and Textile sector in South Australia

Academy May 13, 2022

Register now for the South Australian National Innovation Games on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2022, which will bring together businesses, organisations and emerging talent with experts and leaders from academia, government and the fashion and textile industry to develop solutions to build a circular economy for the industry in Australia.

We are delighted to have the Deputy Premier The Hon Dr Susan Close MP and the Chief Scientist Professor Caroline McMillen attending our Opening Ceremony and the Hon Andrea Michaels MP and The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor attending our exclusive Business Networking Event.

Through a series of professionally facilitated design sprints, over 15 innovation teams including more than 150 diverse participants from across the complete fashion and textile ecosystem will collaborate over two days.

Together, they will develop practical, scalable and easily implementable ideas and solutions spanning the product lifecycle, from material selection and design, certification and product sourcing to manufacturing processes, supply chain management, use behaviours and waste or product end of life.

The South Australian National Innovation Games are co-sponsored with the Australian Government by the South Australian Department for Innovation and Skills, Department of Environment & Water, Green Industries SA, Flinders University, TAFE SA, Holiday Trading, Acler, City of Adelaide and IMAGEWORKS Consulting.

See below for more information about the benefits for businesses and students participating.

📅 Challenge Details

Challenge Topic: A Sustainable Fashion and Textile Sector in South Australia

Date: Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of May, 2022

Location: In person (Adelaide Town Hall, South Australia) or Virtual (paddl.com)

Wednesday 25th - Challenge Day (in-person & virtual)

  • 8.00 am ACST: Registrations open at Adelaide Town Hall
  • 9.00 am- 9.30 am ACST: Opening Ceremony with Guests: Deputy Premier the Hon Dr Susan Close MP and Chief Scientist Professor Caroline McMillen
  • 9.30 am - 5:00 pm ACST: Design Sprints with Teams
  • 5.00 - 6.00 pm ACST: Business Networking Event (invitation only) with the Hon Andrea Michaels MP and The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor

Thursday 26th - Pitching & Judging (Virtual)

  • 10.00am - 10.15am ACST: - Welcome & Opening
  • 10.15am - 2.00pm ACST - Team Pitches*
  • 2.00pm - 230pm ACST - Judging Deliberation
  • 2.30pm - 3.15pm ACST - Awards Ceremony and Close

*Teams are only required to attend their 1hour allocated pitching slot (but are more than welcome watch all team pitches)



✋How to Participate


Businesses

The event runs for a full day in-person at the Adelaide Town Hall or there’s an option to join virtually. There will also be an exclusive invitation-only Business Networking event with all our sponsors and participating businesses. Spots for business participants are limited so please register your interest today!

Why should you participate as a business?

1. Take away practical solutions you can implement. Share in the IP  developed during the Games

.2. Build new and/or deeper networks with diverse thinkers committed to driving growth in the renewable energy sector.

3. Take away media content and ideas for your own practice, business, marketing, social posts and records.

4. Gain exposure to effective virtual platforms, facilitation of teams and events, and design sprint and innovation methodologies.

BUSINESSES REGISTER HERE! 🔽

If you are a business working in or within the fashion or textile sector in Australia please register your interest by clicking the link below and we will be in touch with you to share further details and confirm your registration. 👇👇

SA Games - Participant Registration Form
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Emerging Talent

Students and graduates can apply through paddl.com with their Paddl Profile and are encouraged to share the opportunity with their peers. To ensure an open and inclusive experience, teams will be selected by Paddl and will consist of a diverse range of backgrounds and skills including:

👗  Fashion and Design

🏗  Engineering and Construction

🌳  Sciences, Environment and Sustainability

📊  Technology, Data, Modelling & Analytics

🏦. Business, Operations and Finance

✏️  Planning and Design

⚖️  Arts, Law, Education and Social Sciences

💬  Marketing and Communications

📖  And many more

Benefits include...

✅ Work in a diverse team with students from different educators

✅ Learn how to use and apply practical skills for innovation and design thinking

✅ Develop crucial skills and equip yourself to work and learn in the world of work

✅ Contribute to growth and innovation in your local region

✅ Build your professional network with businesses and government

✅ Gain invaluable industry exposure

STUDENTS REGISTER HERE  🔽

National Innovation Games SA - Student Participant Registration Form
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What are the National Innovation Games?


National Innovation Games bring together invited small to medium organisations and businesses (SMBs), large corporations and their employees with emerging talent, PhDs, and government and industry specialists to collaborate on new ideas and concepts that organisations and businesses can take away and implement.

The National Innovation Games is co-funded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and is delivered by Paddl in partnership with the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia.

This is an Australian Government initiative to drive sustainability, innovation, digital skills, cross-functional industry collaboration and boost jobs.


Multi-disciplinary teams brainstorm and develop practical solutions for the participating businesses, pitching their ideas to a judging panel for prizes! Solutions must be practical, scalable, implementable and designed to benefit the community.

Business owners, employees and emerging talent also have access to a 15-minute one-on-one Mentor Booth with an industry professional.

If you are unable to attend in person at the Adelaide Town Hall there is also an option to attend virtually, joining from anywhere. We would love to get you and/or your employees involved or anyone else you think may be interested!

It is a great opportunity for participating businesses to upskill on innovation, sustainability and network.

These Games are co-sponsored by the South Australian Department for Innovation and Skills, Department of Environment & Water, Green Industries SA, Flinders University, TAFE SA, Holiday Trading, Acler, City of Adelaide and Imageworks Consulting, who will also be attending.

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