RDAMNC scores a place in the SMART 100

RDAMNC’s SMART Region Proposal has been named in the top 100 of one of Australia’s most innovative and most audacious innovation awards of its kind in Australia – the Anthill Magazine ‘SMART 100’ Index.

There were over 700 nominations in the 2018 awards.

About the SMART Region Proposal

Innovation is high on government agendas. However, the current focus is on innovation at a business, or city level. RDAMNC represents a region which comprises of two regional cities and many smaller townships. We believe that innovation has relevance across the entire region enabling collaborative partnerships between big cities and little towns, scale for procurement, sharing ideas, collaborative partnerships between local government and business. And importantly sharing an enterprising culture across the region. We believe the strategy has implications which will enhance innovation across Australia.

The purpose of the innovation is to create and drive collaborative partnerships across diverse regional communities. The strategy takes current government innovation policy into account and leverages what is happening against what is possible.

We will do this by looking at the strengths and potential of a whole region, synthesising comparable ideas, forming collaborative relationships and drawing together cross-sector partnerships.

About the Smart 100
The SMART 100 Index was created by Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100
most innovative products, proving to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia.
In 2015, in response to a record volume entries, the program was extended to include the TOP 100
SMART SERVICES and the TOP 100 SMART PRODUCTS, in addition to the SMART 100.
“In true Anthillian style, the SMART 100 is an ever-evolving, ever-improving experiment,” said Anthill
founder and Editor-In-Chief James Tuckerman.
“It identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing,
collaboration and common – sense. We employ the judgement of ‘mavens’ and readers.
“Unlike your average awards program, we don’t lock a panel of expert adjudicators in a small room.
Neither do we demand a thorough analysis of each applicant’s P&L statement. We don’t even
request an historical snapshot of ‘runs on the board’ or commercial achievements.
“This is because innovation is future focused. It is about identifying and solving problems in ways
that will change the way we live, do business and think.”
Learn more about the SMART Region Proposal here

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