Welcome to Hargraves Institute

Your innovation community

Hargraves Institute is a membership collaborative; a trust based hub where members share their innovation ideas and experiences. It's a place where you can connect with real people practicing innovation everyday, sharing insights to help you constantly refresh your innovation knowledge.
The key to Hargraves is ‘Collective Wisdom’, shared amongst the members through the art of trusted conversations.
Our difference is what our members bring to the collaborative:
  • An enthusiasm to share their ideas and innovation experiences with you
  • A willingness to connect with fellow members and build direct relationships
  • An understanding that great insights often come from people working in completely different sectors or industries
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" Albert Einstein
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results"
Allan Ryan, Founder, Hargraves Institute

Our vision is to inspire innovation and collaboration, and we look forward to sharing your innovation journey with you.


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Do you want to maximise your leadership potential?
(3 day program)
Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne had 100% attendance
Hobart - 16 & 17 Feb 2015 & 16 Mar 2015

Adelaide - 19 & 20 Feb & 17 Mar 2015

View the full PROGRAM for details of content, the amazing locations, our facilitators and past attendees, or to register directly visit the specific event in your capital city.




  • Design thinking and business analytics are two important trends in business and a symposium being held in Sydney next month will look at how they can be integrated and leveraged to help companies develop new insights and innovate.

    Hosted by UTS, sponsored by Deloitte, featuring Jeanne Liedtka, and addressing Design Led Innovation, a topic of interest to many of our members, we highlight this Symposium to the Hargraves Community.
  • Edison Awards 2015 now calling for entries.

    Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognised and honoured some of the most innovative new products, services, and business leaders in the US and now are working with us, Hargraves, to make their mission global [read more]

    Deadline for nominations: 5 December 2014

    Visit http://www.edisonawards.com/Nominations.php

  • Manufacturers’ Monthly is calling for entries to the Endeavour Awards 2015.

    Open to all manufacturers, this awards program is the ideal vehicle for Australian manufacturers to highlight their recent successes and achievements.

    Now in their 12th year, the Endeavour Awards is the only program of its kind designed specifically for Australia's manufacturing industry [read more] 

    Deadline for nominations: 2 March 2015

    Visit www.manmonthly.com.au/awards

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