Communications Specialist - City of Greater Bendigo
Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival starts next Monday

The Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival is less than a week away so have you registered yet for this free event?  We’ve got an inspiring program and top speakers headlining the festival. Please visit bit.ly/2PXS9Du!

Once you’ve registered, DOWNLOAD our app for the full festival experience….the entire program is at your fingertips. Festival chair Paul Chapman doesn’t want you to miss out!

Thank you to our festival partners The Centre for Optimism, Bendigo Tech School, La Trobe University, Goldfields Local Learning and Employment Network, the Bendigo Manufacturing Group, Digital Innovation Futures Victoria and the Federal Government.

#2020BIIF #DIFvic

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Communications Specialist - City of Greater Bendigo
Hon Tanya Plibersek MP endorses 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival

Shadow Minister for Education and Training Tanya Plibersek MP has sent a message of support for the 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival.

“In February, I was in Bendigo and when I was there I saw so many exciting things happening. I know you’re doing wonderful work there in manufacturing, tourism and in hospitality. I saw so many innovative businesses. If you ask me what I’m optimistic about, I’m optimistic about you! I saw the incredible drive that you had locally to train up your young people, to create jobs for them, to create a future for Bendigo and the region. Congratulations and good luck with the festival.

Some of the 2020BIIF highlights include:

  • An Optimistic Future for Regional Victoria
  • Opportunities for Australian Regional Manufacturing
  • Greater Bendigo’s New Gold Rush
  • Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things
  • Showcasing Innovation Series
  • Regional Growth Summit
  • Festival of Failure
  • Engaging all ages in STEAM

To register for 2020BIIF, please visit www.biif.com.au

Hon Tanya Plibersek MP's message for 2020 BIIF

Labor Party Shadow Minister for Education and Training Tanya Plibersek MP talks about Bendigo’s innovation and drive to create future jobs for the region in a special video message to celebrate this year's BIIF! Check out the full program and free registration at https://bit.ly/2Dvr5ZN.Thank you to our festival partners Digital Innovation Futures, Bendigo Tech School, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Bendigo Manufacturing Group, Goldfields Local Learning and Employment Network, The Centre for Optimism and City of Greater Bendigo.

Posted by Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival on Sunday, 16 August 2020

Communications Specialist - City of Greater Bendigo
2020 Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival

2020 Bendigo Invention and Innovation Program

To mark its 10th birthday, the theme for this year’s Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival (2020BIIF) is Optimism through Innovation, celebrating Greater Bendigo’s role as Victoria’s premier regional city in innovation and manufacturing.

The free virtual festival will run over five weeks rather than the traditional one week, starting on Monday August 31.

Some of the festival highlights include:

  • An Optimistic Future for Regional Victoria – offering futurist perspectives from economic and social forecasts
  • Greater Bendigo’s New Gold Rush – the region could see its second gold boom with more jobs in mining, support and service industries

To register for 2020BIIF, please visit www.biif.com.au

Communications Specialist - City of Greater Bendigo
Hon Anthony Albanese MP endorses the Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival

Hon Anthony Albanese MP endorses Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival

The Australian Labor Party Leader Hon Anthony Albanese MP this week endorsed the work of the Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival and encouraged other areas of the country to replicate this region’s leadership in creativity and innovation.

Mr Albanese praised the innovation of the region and hoped it would lead to the creation of further jobs, creativity and innovation in a video address.

“The Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival is a great idea. A great idea to celebrate the way in which our regional cities are leading the way when it comes to developing advanced manufacturing, when it comes to creativity, innovation, that is leading of course to job creation, it’s leading to economic activity,” Mr Albanese said.

“So, I certainly hope that this festival leads to more jobs, more innovation, more creativity, more economic activity in Bendigo, but other regions as well learn from the leadership that Bendigo is showing.”

To register for the festival, please visit www.biif.com.au

Communications Specialist - City of Greater Bendigo
2020 Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival

The 2020 Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival turns 10!

To celebrate, we’ve got an amazing line up for our FREE virtual program which starts on Monday August 31. The theme is Optimism through Innovation.

Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency Anthony Murfett, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Managing Director Marnie Baker, Dr Peter Riddles from the CSIRO, and Dr Leah Heiss from the RMIT Wearables and Sensing Network are among the many great speakers headlining this festival.

The festival starts on Monday August 31 so register at www.biif.com.au

It’s hosted by the City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with the Bendigo Manufacturing Group, Goldfields Local Learning and Employment Network, The Centre for Optimism and Digital Innovations Future Victoria.

 

Economic Development Officer - The City of Greater Bendigo
Shout4Good – Doing business differently

Businesses in our region are doing things differently during these challenging times.  So we’ve started a list of businesses trying new and innovative ideas and we’ll be distributing this information across our social media platforms and via our newsletters.

If you are doing things differently or would like to do a shout out for someone else, tell us the details by filling out the form below.  Your submission will be approved by our Business Help Desk and a list of businesses will be listed on this page. Check back soon for updates.

Innovative local initiatives include:

  • Sharing excess food
  • Zero contact delivery
  • Self-isolation packages
  • Not accepting reusable cups
  • Extending takeaway options or frozen pre-prepared meals
  • Promoting the use of environmentally-friendly takeaway containers
  • Extra staff meetings to promote mental health

No ideas are too out there – we’re encouraging you to do things differently!

Visit https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/Services/Business for more information or to add a business or service.

Marketing, Communications & Engagement - Maxsum Consulting
Does your business have a digital strategy in place for 2020?

Digital Innovation Learning & Strategy Build Week

Brought to you by the LaTrobe Accelerator Program, Maxsum Consulting and Aus-Industry Support for Business.

Whether you’re a start-up or an established business, GROWTH – what it means, how to plan for it, and how to realise it – presents an enduring challenge. 

To achieve growth in the digital age, emerging and new businesses need to innovate how they start up to survive, just as established businesses need to plan to innovate, revitalise and thrive.

Bringing 20 years of digital strategy and business planning experience to the table, Maxsum is excited to support and contribute to the LaTrobe Accelerator Program’s 2019 Program.

Over the upcoming 5-day program, including a 2-day option, Maxsum will be partnering with LTAP to deliver insights, strategic guidance and practical tools in a workshop-style series of sessions that will empower and assist your start-up or business.

SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW! 

 

Marketing, Communications & Engagement - Maxsum Consulting
Microsoft Teams @ Maxsum – Book Now!

Collaborate, Create and Coordinate with Microsoft Teams!

Join us to find out more! 

Here’s your business-focused introduction to Microsoft Teams, the game-changing collaboration tool purpose-built to innovate the way your teams work.

Join Maxsum on August 14, 2019 as we step you through:

  • What Teams is
  • How it’s designed to be used across Office 365 and Microsoft 365
  • How you can achieve the right balance between flexibility and control
  • What it can offer your business as you gear up for the future of work, and
  • How to get your teams excited about Teams!

Are you ready to be a Teams player?

Join us Wednesday August 14, 2019 @Maxsum Bendigo

BOOK NOW at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/create-collaborate-coordinate-with-microsoft-teams-tickets-64403543733

Or find out more now at www.maxsum.com/news