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Friday 24th August

Visit tech hubs in Melbourne with briefing and introductions

  • Stone & Chalk / Sprout X
  • Nous House
  • Hub Australia
  • Telstra Labs
  • YBF
  • Creative Cubes/ REA
  • Inspire9
  • Blockchain Centre

(overnight stay in Richmond / networking dinner)



Saturday 25th August

Richmond / Cremorne Tech Precinct Summit to be based out of LaunchPad

  • Journey of building an innovation community
  • Business models, real estate, structures and funding
  • Business development, global expansion, scaling up
  • Special topics (coworking tech, blockchain, design, branding)
  • Investor and sponsor speed dating and networking (e.g. IBM, Telstra)

(overnight stay in Richmond / dinner)
[morning bus or VIP limo ride to Eynesbury with briefings on the way]




Sunday 26th August

9amDream Factory Visit10amOfficial Launch11amDrone Racing12pm – 2pmExecutive Briefing AgTech, AI, Blockchain2:30pmLive Demos / Co-Farming Hub / Drones / AgTech / FoodTech / WaterTech / Robotics

(note that there’ll be Sunday farmers’ markets and exhibition stands)




#DIFVic Discover Digital Innovation

We invite international, national and local innovation
community leaders to connect in Melbourne, Australia’s
top tech city, to create new opportunities and platforms
for growth in the digital economy.

This program is suited for ecosystem leaders, scaleups, investors, stakeholders with live business problems. Sunday will be a general innovation showcase suited to the general public. RSVP to attend via link below >>>


Innovation Melbourne Tour Partners

You will see and hear from?


Innovation melbourne tour

Friday is about innovation hubs, cross collaborations and hearing from outstanding startups and scaleups about their projects. 

There are 8 stops on the schedule for the Innovation Melbourne tour. You will hear and speak with key coworking leaders, small and large businesses, startups and scaleups from places like Stone & Chalk, Hub Australia, Nous House, Creative Cubes, Inspire9, Telstra and many more.

At each stop we will also hear from leaders are doing amazing work expanding their businesses nationally and across the globe. Topics include: Fintech, AgTech, MedTech, Blockchain, Proptech and AI. There is only one intimate group taking part in this program and will include the coworking leaders, government and corporate and other notable scaleups.

There is also a larger opening event at Stone & Chalk in the morning and a closing drinks event in Cremorne. 5:30 - 8:30pm - VIP drinks and nibbles (particularly for those staying overnight for the Saturday event)


innovation coworking summit


Scaling up from Melbourne and Victoria to
the rest of the world

8:00am Intimate breakfast for the early birds

9:00am Kick Off at LaunchPad Centre in Cremorne (Melbourne’s leading multisite collaborative space for scale-ups). Formalities and set up from Government and Taylor Tran, followed by key note presentation from David Thomas (Chief, LaunchPad) on The Future of Work.

10:00am Pannel Discussion with Katherine Healthcote (Austrade) and global coworking spaces (TBC) on Global Expansion and Scaling Up.

11:00am BREAK

11:30am three breakout up-skilling sessions for topics on your choice. Real Estate, Blockchain, Branding. Don’t worry if you wanted to go to them all. There’ll be a highlights summary presentation, networking opportunities and information packs to ensure you don’t miss anything. Hear from experts like Bryan Froud, Senior Occupancy Planner at JLL Commercial Real Estate, Karen Cohen, General Manager Blockchain Centre, Samuelson Appau, Branding Expert from RMIT.

12:30 LUNCH

1:30pm - Panel: consolidation of insights, startup learnings, community leadership learnings, strategies, business models, business development. Taylor Tran (moderator), Nick Teulon (startup founder), Amee Miranda (Coworking Community Manager), TBC, (VC Investor), TBC (Angel Investor), TBC (Government Leader)

2:30pm - 4:30pm 1 minute pitches and the speed dating with Investors, Government, Corporate. Approximately 12 tables 10 minute rotation. This is an opportunity for startups, scaleups, innovation leaders and investors, corporate and coworking leaders alike to connect, pitch, advise and do deals.

4:30pm - Closing Remarks and Networking Cocktails

7:00pm - VIP dinner (particularly for those staying overnight to go to Eynesbury the next day


    Saturday Venue Partner


    innovation eynesbury showcase

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    Live demonstrations of AgTech, WaterTech, FoodTech and other.

    A group of participants from Saturday will be taken on a bus ride to Eynesbury. A beautiful country estate to learn about agtech, co-farming and related innovations.

    7:00am Intimate breakfast for the early birds

    8:00am Bus or Limo ride to Footscray to visit Dream Factory (Inspire9) and insights into suburban coworking

    10:00am Arrives in Eynesbury and Official Launch

    11:00am Drone Racing

    12:00pm – 2:00pm - Executive Lunch Briefing, AgTech, Drone, Blockchain

    2:30pm - Live Exhibitors & Demos/ Co-Farming Hub / Drones / AgTech / FoodTech / WaterTech / Robotics. (note that there’ll be Sunday farmers’ markets)

    Networking Golf or Wine Tasting

    5:00pm - Transport will be provided back to Melbourne CBD or Airport


    Sunday Venue Partner