- facilitate problem solving
- find solutions that are innovative and focused on people
- look for innovative, people focused solutions.
About D3 Digital Challenge initiatives
The Challenge model is built on three stages of Discuss, Design and Deliver.
Participants discuss and understand the problem by engaging with the community and those affected by the problem. The model encourages innovators to collaborate with government, business professionals and the community to then design a business concept that delivers the required outcomes long term.
Benefits of D3 Digital Challenge initiatives
Community and stakeholder engagement and goodwill
By engaging in understanding and defining the problem, the community becomes actively engaged in designing and solving the problem. Members of the community feel ownership of their problems and become more motivated to look for and test out new business model concepts freeing up government from the notion of “having all the answers”.
Promotes economic growth
By educating the competitors in the importance of defining the problem with those directly affected and emphasising the need for a sustainable business model, D3 Digital Challenge initiatives encourage start-ups and innovators to rely less on external funding and more on understanding the customer and building a market. It also encourages a learning and experimentation pathway, building resilience and know-how.
Encourages people and problem-centred design
Greater access to expertise
History of D3
|D3 Challenge name
||Challenge Host Owners
||Number of teams pitching
||Number of awards granted
||Number of ideas that
received further funding
Accessing parenting information (pilot)
Office for Digital Government (ODG)
|4||1 x Best Concept||0|
|Office for Ageing
|6||2 x Best Concept||2|
Keeping Women Safe
|Office for Women
Department of Social Services
|9||3 x Best Concept||2|
School Kids on the Go
|Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
|9||3 x Best Concept
1 x Design Process
1 x People's Choice
People, Parks and Wellbeing
|Office for the Ageing
Department for Environment and Water
3 x Best Concept
Healthy Kids Menu
|SA Health||7||2 x Best Concept||Tbd|
* Best Concept Award receives seed grant funds.
For information about D3 Digital Challenges contact us.