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, Startup bootcamp, and others.

Team Members

Risk Capital

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Tom Bentley
Executive Director, Policy, Strategy & Impact at RMIT University
Michelle Fitzgerald
Chief Digital Officer and Smart City Office at City of Melbourne
Vishaal Kishore
Professor in Innovation & Public Policy, RMIT University
James Green
Director of Engagement Strategy, University of Melbourne
Claire Ferres Miles
Director, City Strategy , City of Melbourne
Kate Cornick
CEO, LaunchVic
Miguel Wood
Euler's Bridge/Startup Vic
Julie Wells
Vice Principal Policy and Projects, University of Melbourne
Mark Hargreaves
Professor at University of Melbourne
Ciannon Cazaly
Social Innovation Program Lead, Policy and Impact Team, RMIT University
Tim Heasley
Robert Wickham

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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