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Innovation and economy

We’re continuing to support and enable future growth to create a modern, globally-connected city.

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Procurement of innovation

Innovation is about leveraging the competitive market to entice unique and explorative ways of delivering marketable products and services that translate into commercial outcomes and business value. It provides opportunities to innovators to solve government challenges.

To support the increased focus on innovation, the City has aligned its procurement function with business economic development.

The City approaches innovation in two ways: government-led (solicited) and market-led (unsolicited).

To learn more about these approaches, please read our frequently asked questions fact sheet.

Submit an innovation proposal

Do you have an innovation idea or solution you would like to present to the City? We would like to hear from you.

To submit an innovation proposal please complete our online application form.

Invitations for government-led innovation proposals

The PwC Open Innovative Platform is the City’s preferred method for connecting with the private sector to invite market innovation opportunities.

The Open Innovative Platform presents an alternative method for the City to commission innovative goods, services or works from potential applicants.

For further information please contact the City or visit openinnovation.com.au.

Contact Economic Development

If you would like to contact the City regarding innovation opportunities please contact our Economic Development representative:

Email: innovation@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 7 5581 7543

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