Emerging Industries

Trials and research – our Living Lab

We’re actively working with partners to establish the city as a ‘Living Lab’, a place to encourage experimentation, research and the development of solutions to city challenges and issues. The Living Lab framework includes digital and technology capabilities that enable prototyping, testing and evaluation of new products, services and ideas. It also includes the ‘soft infrastructure’ –  workshops, user groups and community panels - to involve city residents in trialling new ideas and in citizen science projects.

IQ series

We’re organising a four-part event series for thought leaders, change agents, decision-makers, big thinkers and all those shaping the future of Newcastle and the Hunter. These events are a platform for sharing ideas, solving challenges, and for building strong collaboration and cross-sector networking.

See video from last year which was filmed with Kip Harkness from Silicon Valley.