Innovation in Greater Springfield

Information Technology is one of the key pillars of Greater Springfield and forms an important component of the emerging city’s world-award winning signature master plan. The virtual infrastructure can now evolve quickly and provide the fusion between the physical world and the online world. This connectivity and intelligence, based upon real-time data about interactions, will create opportunities for improved liveability and creation of new value. By building a digital platform, other businesses can easily connect their business, build products and services on top of it, and thereby co-create value. In such a networked eco-system, digital governance is required to establish the conditions that those parts of the community can come to create and consume value. With its own digital master plan, Greater Springfield can facilitate further innovation, long-term sustainability, enhanced citizen-focussed governance and job creation. This plan is designed to position Greater Springfield as a leader in cutting-edge technology infrastructure. It aims to improve the functioning of the city, making it a better place to live, work, learn and play as well as to visit. It will advance the attractiveness of the city and amenity for homeowners and businesses who can see the benefits of being at the leading edge in an environment suited to tech companies and digital start-ups. The goal is to connect the Greater Springfield community through digital means. This will allow people access to more intelligent platforms to assist their lifestyle, with access to data for personal health, business performance, self-improvement and education. Greater Springfield’s commitment to innovation and education through digital means will allow us to foster even greater connection within the wider community. As an educated, motivated and inspired workforce; understands the benefits of living in a master planned, digitally connected community. Out of our digital initiatives, comes the IDEA City precinct. It is designed to engage and encourage innovation, design, entrepreneurship, and art. IDEA City will be a dynamic, evolving part of the city centre. With no physical boundaries, IDEA City’s individual neighbourhoods connected seamlessly to surrounding health and education zones. IDEA City will maintain a strong research focus to commercialise innovation in partnership with government and business — particularly focused on the physical-digital fusion that is happening between old and new sectors of the economy