Deputy Chief and Chief IdeaSpies
We believe in sharing innovation to inspire action.
Idea Spies are observant people who care about the world and make it better by sharing clever ideas happening around them -see short intro video here
The idea for this ideas platform was born on a trip to Canada in 2015 when a guide said ‘Promote what you love, rather than bash what you hate’.
There are now over 2.000 clever ideas, happening now, posted on IdeaSpies. You can easily search the ideas by category and word, share and rate them. The platform shows the most popular as well as the most recent ideas. All ideas on IdeaSpies are explained simply so they can be understood easily.
If you join IdeaSpies you can also comment and add ideas as well as receive IdeaSpies Weekly.
Ideas inspire change. You can inspire and promote change by sharing and posting clever ideas, including startup ideas, on IdeaSpies. Ask about IdeaSpies Enterprise to encourage useful ideas at your work.
We define innovation as “implementation of ideas that add value”.
“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” William Gibson. IdeaSpies is helping to even the distribution.
The public IdeaSpies is the FREE demonstration model for IdeaSpies Enterprise, a simple, fun way to encourage ideas from staff.
You can see a short video that shows how IdeaSpies Enterprise works here
Lynn Wood, Chief Idea Spy
Trish Kelly PSM, Deputy Chief Idea Spy
Shanil Fernando, Developer Idea Spy
Doug Freeman, Communications Idea Spy
Chris Liddell Apprentice Idea Spy
Anne Massey Champion Idea Spy
Vicky Papachristos Media Idea Spy
James Kilby– Agriculture
Gillian Corban – Artistic
Daniella Traino – Cyber Security
Arahni Sont –Disability
Melissa Raassina –Healthcare
Michael Sharpe – Industrial
Tim Lovitt– Startup
Gill Mclaren – Wellbeing
Accredited Consultant-IdeaSpies Enterprise
Near 1,000 people interested in innovation also support IdeaSpies through membership of an IdeaSpies Linkedin group. You can join here
You can also buy an IdeaSpies T Shirt here.
Mark Stanbridge, Ashurst Partner, said, “At each of our Boardroom Lunches one of our M+A lawyers presents ideas from IdeaSpies- they enjoy it, and it gives them an opportunity to present ideas they see on Idea Spies to leading directors in Australia.”
Maria Halasz, CEO Cellmid Limited, said “We posted our idea on IdeaSpies when we had brought a brand new technology to help women with hair loss. After looking at IdeaSpies our entire team became galvanised and even those with no social marketing knowledge, such as our scientists and admin team, got right behind it.”
Sarah Davies, CEO Philanthropy Australia said, “The IdeaSpies platform is such an exciting innovation. It is a terrific space for not-for-profits to share their clever ideas and inspire others to think about how they can make the world a better place.”
Macquarie University is providing interns from their PACE (Professional and Community Engagement ) program to “work” with IdeaSpies as part of their course.
IdeaSpies is collaborating with ON, Australia’s national science and technology accelerator program, powered by CSIRO, to share ideas developed by teams.
David Pring, Managing Partner Western Sydney, KPMG Australia said “IdeaSpies Enterprise was very well received by staff. It’s thought provoking and easy to use, with no training needed. In the early stages of the trial we made some suggestions which were immediately taken up to improve the platform.
“Staff saw the program as an opportunity to suggest ideas that could improve the way they work. In addition to specific ideas we saw themes coming from the ideas that have led to improvements.
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