Department of the Premier and Cabinet - Office for ICT and Digital Transformation
10 January 2017
D3 Digital Challenges offer a new way to work with government. Challenges tackle social issues faced by the community through connecting those affected with those best placed to design and build innovative digital solutions.
We're teaming up digital entrepreneurs with users to help discuss, design and deliver solutions that are simple, smart and digital.
A typical challenge consists of:
an information session to understand the brief
two full day workshops where the problem is defined, mentoring with subject matter experts is provided, ideas are explored, and preparation of pitch presentation is drafted
a pitch and awards night where all ideas are presented by the teams to a panel of judges
for winners – four weeks to turn their idea into a prototype for eventual presentation to the partnering organisation able to potentially provide further funding.
Whether you are an aspiring digital entrepreneur, creative, freelancer, university student, parent, knowledge expert, information expert or interested member of the community, there is an opportunity for you to be involved and help shape how we work together now and into the future.
Congratulations to all the teams who pitched their ideas Friday 21 October 2016.
Newventive, Team Fujitsu and Ediki all won a Launch Pad award – a $15,000 grant to turn their idea into a prototype. Newventive for their DropZone activation tool and digital marketing campaign. Team Fujitsu for their phone application with virtual rewards to engage children and Ediki for their school sharing communities’ adaption of MyCarpools.
Move It Kids were recognised with the new Design Process Award, an award aimed at recognising good process, development of skills and capability and a real focus on the user. ElectronicallyE was recognised with the People’s Choice award for Moova, a wearable digital wrist device.
Great work teams and good luck to the teams awarded the Launch Pad, we look forward to seeing your prototype and business model.
Registrations for Schoolkids on the Move are now open.
We’re excited to announce our next D3 Challenge – Schoolkids on the Move.
This challenge is about getting more kids walking, cycling and scooting to school, safely. The rates of active travel to school have declined as more kids are travelling by car. Reducing children’s dependence on car travel has many benefits. Physical activity is important for the growth and development of children. Less car travel will improve their learning, development and independence.
We want help to come up with digital solutions to enable more families to choose active ways to get to school. If your team comes up with a winning idea we will provide financial support and mentoring.
For more information on this challenge and to register, visit the current D3 Challenge or email: D3Challenges@sa.gov.au.
The latest D3 Challenge culminated in a public pitch event at the Science Exchange on Thursday 10 December, with nine teams competing for a share of $60,000 in grant funds.
The teams were tasked with the mission to create a digital solution to help keep women safe and each had 5 minutes to present their idea to a panel of judges and the gathered crowd.
The teams all presented ways to address the challenge; from innovative ways to educate and build resilience among young people, to personal information storage, social media communication and assistance with appropriate language use around the topic.
The judges awarded the following teams with grants to further develop their ideas:
Technology for Women’s Safety will develop a prototype phone diary app for families, friends and support groups to help women in need via a digital tool kit.
ASMS Innovators, a group of year 10 and 11 students from the Australian Science and Mathematics School, will explore their ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ style solution which will educate young people and encourage peer to peer conversations.
Cartland Law will develop their Artificial Intelligence Legal Information Research Assistant (AILIRA) idea to navigate information on domestic violence law to empower women and aid support services.
We now wait to see what the teams will deliver at the end of January, with each team having the potential to receive funding for further development of their idea.
Twelve talented teams were up for the challenge to create an innovative digital solution that keeps women safe.
On Day 1 of the challenge, teams presented their ideas to a world class panel consisting of survivors, business specialists and entrepreneurs who looked at the viability of the pitch and used their expertise to guide the teams.
On Day 2, teams received coaching and mentoring on how to sell their concept to a panel of legal, business, media and innovation professionals. The Activity Based Working environment at the Office for Digital Government proved to be an inspiring area to facilitate the day's activities.
Finalists will be decided this Thursday 10 December, where teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges with the most impressive ideas securing a $15,000 grant.
D3 Digital Challenge #3 – Keeping Women Safe is now open.
This challenge is about women and children having the right to feel safe and live without fear of violence. Perpetrators of violence are increasingly using technology to facilitate their abuse of women. This challenge is looking for teams to develop solutions that can contribute to a happy, healthy and safe environment for women.
The Challenge aims to create digital solutions that help keep women safe, prevent perpetrators from reoffending and better inform women about the risk that technology can present.
Information Session, 10 November 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square - Closed
Day 1 – Monday 23 November 2015, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Day 2 – Saturday 5 December 2015, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Pitch Night - Thursday 10 December 2015, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide.
For more information on this challenge and to register, visit the YourSAy website or email: D3Challenges@sa.gov.au.