The Brisbane Innovate Lab has evolved from three years of Brisbane’s open innovation platform, Brisbane Innovate.
The Brisbane Innovate events (at City Hall, when we got too big, Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre) ran as annual opportunities for the residents and businesses of Brisbane to come together to solve the chunky challenges of the city. Based on interest, success, and a number of chunky challenges people want to solve, the Brisbane Innovate Lab was called for by Lord Mayor Quirk in 2018 to provide this capability in ‘always on’ capacity.
The Brisbane Innovate Lab is managed and curated by the innovation team at Brisbane Marketing, the city’s economic development board. It’s based at The Capital, the city’s innovation and startup-space at 155 Queen St.