Breakthrough Victoria Challenge Launch
The Breakthrough Victoria Challenge aims to catalyse new innovations, discover new IP, build the capability of local innovators and attract global talent. Our purpose is to find solutions to a problem that if commercialised, have the potential to make a real impact. This is the inaugural event for the Challenge, that focuses on our priority investment sectors including health & life sciences, clean economy, agri-food, digital technologies and advanced manufacturing. We will invest up to $10 million in innovative solutions. At this event, we will unveil a specific environmental issue that requires urgent industry attention. Breakthrough Victoria will call on submissions from the broader scientific and innovation community that we can help foster and commercialise as a scalable solution. This landmark event will be widely publicised, making a true difference to environmental outcomes across Australia.
Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is at the School of Property and Construction Management at RMIT University. Usha is co-leading the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC), United Nations 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (UN 10FYP SCP) aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12, as well as the newly formed Integrated Platform for Circular Economy, Climate Resilience, and Energy. Usha was an expert panel member at this event which is directly related to the work of the OPN SBC programme.