Melbourne 2016

Melbourne’s Smart Seeds 2016 program culminated on April 27 with a Showcase Event in the vibrant setting of Deakin Edge at Federation Square.

Seven multidisciplinary teams from 13 participating organisations gave engaging and entertaining presentations, illustrating innovative ideas developed over the previous 10 weeks.

The Judges’ Choice Award was presented to the Fair BnB team, with the People’s Choice Award going to the Power Hub team.



2016 Melbourne Challenges And Teams

Challenge A – Off-peak Travel
Authored by: Committee for Melbourne

Our Zone


Challenge B – Homelessness to Housing
Authored by: Engineers Without Borders and GHD

Fair BnB


Challenge C – Off the Grid
Authored by: Powercor and United Energy & Multinet Gas

Power Hub


Challenge D – Work of the Future
Authored by: Lendlease


Challenge E – Urban Orchard
Authored by: Yarra Valley Water and Engineers Without Borders

Desktop Harvest


Challenge F – Smart Public Spaces
Authored by: Metropolitan Planning Authority and Melbourne Water

The Hive


Challenge G – UXBC MEL
Authored by: GHD



Click here for more information about the challenges.

Judging panel

Jill Garner – Victorian Government Architect, OVGA
Kevin Hutchings – Managing Director, South East Water
Martine Letts – CEO, Committee for Melbourne
Leonie Walsh – Victorian Lead Scientist, DEDJTR


Showcase event photos

Photography by Dan A’Vard


Click here for photos of the Melbourne launch workshop, Ideation Workshop, and Pitching & Presentation Workshop.


Melbourne Contact 

Kevin Begg

E. Email Kevin Begg  T. +61 (03) 8687 8628