With well over 100 outstanding applicants received from around Australia, the selection panel has named 10 winners of the Innovation Leader Scholarships for Ci2012.

Congratulations to:

  • Susan Barton (VIC) – Founder/Director of The Lighthouse Foundation
  • Jami Bladel (TAS) – Artistic Director and CEO of Kickstart Arts Tasmania
  • Sally Hill (NSW) – Founder and Editor of Sustahood
  • Rowan Lamont (QLD) – Founding Director of Transformative Technology Research Group
  • Dr Shelley Meagher (VIC) – Co-Founder of Do it on the Roof
  • Avis Mulhall (NSW) – Founder of Think Act Change, Loo Loo Paper and Co-Founder of
  • Darryl Nichols (NSW) – Co-Founder of The Garage Sale Trail
  • Julian O’Shea (VIC) – Founding Director of Engineers Without Borders Institute
  • Susan Wade (VIC) – PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Monash University focusing on gifted individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Arron Wood (VIC) – Founder of the Kids Teaching Kids program

For further information, please refer to the Media Release.

Creativity Research Report for Ci2012 Applicants:

We saw an opportunity to find out more about the combination of factors that make up human creativity by inviting Genesys Australia to assess Ci2012 scholarship applicants who volunteered to be involved. Read the summary of research here.

Scholarship Selection Panel:

  • Tania de Jong AM – Founder & Executive Producer Ci Global, Founder and CEO Creative Universe, Founder Creativity Australia
  • Elizabeth Finkel – Science writer
  • Peter Kronborg, Deputy Chair Creativity Australia, Strategic Advisor Ci Global
  • Denis Moriarty, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director Our Community
  • Jonathan Morton, COO Creative Universe
  • Martin Nally, Managing Director hranywhere

Each year Creative Innovation offers 10 places to the Creative Innovation conference to emerging leaders from any sector.

“Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change. And I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the moral conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the globe.”

Eulogy of Bobby Kennedy. For more of the eulogy click here.

We are searching for the most outstanding emerging leaders and innovators from across Australia who exhibit strong moral courage, that are game-changers and are creating and implementing ideas that are making a difference. Leaders that may at times feel afraid or uncertain yet still rise to confront the needs and challenges of society head on.

These scholarships are provided to innovation leaders of the future to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. Included is a full place for the entire Ci2011 event, an opportunity to present your vision for the future in the conference program and on the website and a 60 second speaking spot during the main conference program.

   NineFold and Ci2012 – more opportunities
for funding

Fostering Australian innovation and digital start-ups is at the heart of Ninefold. In that spirit, we are offering all Creative Innovation winners $2000Ninefold credit per month for up to a year*. The prize includes technical sales consultation for setup and opportunities for submitting guest blog posts on the Ninefold blog.

Why choose the Ninefold?

  • All data is stored in Australia via locally owned and run data centres. Australian businesses helping Australian businesses. Read more
  • Entirely self service. No delays in provisioning. Get up and running in minutes. Watch video
  • Only pay for the resources you use. No plans and minimum spend.
  • Free local multi-channel support via email, Live Chat, Twitter & phone. Read more
  • Extremely low latency for considerably faster speeds. Read more
  • Multiple Availability Zones allow you to architect for maximum uptime.

Standard Ninefold Terms and Conditions apply.

*Microsoft products (other than Windows Server) licensed under SPLA (eg. SQL Server 2012 & Remote Desktop Services) and Ninefold’s Cloud Drive (powered by Oxygen) service are not included in the monthly credit.

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