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

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 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.



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


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