Conf13-CollaborationWelcome to Hargraves Institute

Inspire innovation and collaboration

Hargraves Institute is membership collaborative; a trust based hub where our members share their innovation ideas and experiences. It's a place where you can connect with real people who are 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
"Whether you're responsible for innovation in your organisation, or for leading your organisation into the future, you no doubt face a common dilemma. How to balance "doing things right" and "doing the right things."Allan Ryan, Founder, Hargraves Institute

We offer you the Australian experience, here and now. Sharing how members have applied innovation tools and techniques through case studies and forums; and building valued relationships, both direct and within the collective, to keep you updated.

We believe that every working Australian, given motivation, opportunity and ability, can innovate for the success of their organisation, and look forward to sharing your innovation journey with you.

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Thank you to the 230+ attendees, the feedback has been outstanding and proved all came away with positive reinforecement that learning, sharing and connections makes for successful business.

A special thanks to the following organisations for supporting Conference2014
by hosting or sponsoring our associated events

Australian Unity, Business Foundations, Coca-Cola Amatil, Melbourne Water, ResMed and The Dulux Group






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    Grantly Mailes, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Innovation, Services, Small Business & Technology, Victorian Department of State Development, Business and Innovation

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    What Coca-Cola Amatil's' Innovation Manager, Paul Burns said..

    “This was the first Hargraves annual conference I’d attended and I found it to be very well organised and extremely professional.  It included a wide range of passionate speakers from a diverse range of different industries, sharing their insights and knowledge around innovation and processes in their respective businesses.  The networking opportunities were fantastic and the content in the presentations challenged my current thinking and gave me new ideas of how I can drive innovation to the next level in CCA.  Well done Hargraves Team for a brilliant conference.”

Collaboration and Collective Wisdom at Conference 2014
"When you collaborate you capture a lot more... @MelbourneWater is delighted to be involved so we ca...
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Congratulating our Lawrence Hargrave Award Winners for 2014
Recognising significant contributions by members, to members and Australia's future.
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Do you envy those who get it right?
Do you envy those who get it right while you continue to put out fires and never get to work on the ...
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