Smart Seeds is a global innovation program focused on generating fresh ideas to tackle complex infrastructure challenges.

Our Community

We connect young talent with today’s leaders to inspire innovation in infrastructure. Our community attracts big thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs from students to startups to large multi-nationals. We challenge ourselves to embrace change, relish in uncertainty, adopt new thinking and practice agile ways of working.

Our Partners

Smart Seeds is led by our community through participation and partnership.
We encourage our partners to be actively involved in the program by sharing stories, sponsoring young talent and nominating challenge authors, mentors and judges.

By raising the profile of our participants and their ideas, our community is inspired to open up new opportunities for the next generation of talent and adopt new thinking for our future infrastructure.

We invite partners to help build the platform for the next generation of talent to influence our future infrastructure.

Our Focus

  • Capacity building of young talent and growing leaders
  • Collaboration across sectors, disciplines and generations
  • Fresh ideas for complex infrastructure challenges

Our Global Impact

  • 600+ alumni connected & confident
  • 100+ organisations with new capacity to innovate
  • 100+ mentors and challenge authors fostering the next generation of leaders
  • 1500+ industry leaders inspired to enable change

Partnership Benefits

  • Priority places for judges, mentors, challenge authors, participants & event invitees.
  • Internal & external communications support.
  • Marketing opportunities including online and event recognition.
  • Social media campaigns engaging Smart Seeds alumni and participating organisations.
  • Collaboration with participating organisations and partners.

For more information on how to partner with Smart Seeds, please contact or fill in an expression of interest form.