MIT REAP Team Melbourne’s regional focus is on the Melbourne metropolitan area of the Commonwealth of Australia. The team is represented by stakeholder from all five stakeholder groups. The team is championed by RMIT University with key stakeholders from City of Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Startupbootcamp, and others.

Team Members

Risk Capital

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Ben Rimmer
CEO, City of Melbourne
Bonnie Shaw
Strategy & Knowledge Manager, City of Melbourne
Rose Hiscock
Director of Science Gallery Melbourne, University of Melbourne
Vishaal Kishore
Professor in Innovation & Public Policy, RMIT University
Robert Wickham
Innovation Expert, Investor & Advisor, Salesforce
Kate Cornick
CEO, LaunchVic
Julie Wells
Vice Principal Policy and Projects, University of Melbourne
Ciannon Cazaly
Social Innovation Program Lead, Policy and Impact Team, RMIT University
Brendan Coates
Fellow, Grattan Institute
Tom Bentley
Tim Heasley
Partner at Artesian Venture Partners

Team Strategy

  • Challenge & Opportunity:
  • Strategy & Action

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Core Regional Metrics

Economic & Social Progress

Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.

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Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.

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Innovation Capacity

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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