What is a D3 Digital Challenge?
D3 Digital Challenges offer a new way of working to achieve better outcomes for the citizens of South Australia. We're teaming up digital entrepreneurs with digital users to help discuss, design and deliver solutions to various challenges that South Australians face. Together teams will explore how technology can help better connect people with the services they want and need – in ways never before possible.
Whether you are an aspiring digital entrepreneur, creative freelancer, university student, parent, knowledge expert, information expert or interested member of the community, there is an opportunity for you to be involved and help shape how we work together now and into the future.
How it works
A series of challenges have been identified by Government. Each challenge consists of two separate workshop day events, held around a week or so apart. Teams enter and participate in the two events.
The first day is focussed on making sense of the problem. The government will bring a mix of people and knowledge to the room. Teams will have the opportunity to access the people and knowledge through a series of interactive activities, presentations and relevant research.
The second day offers our competing teams an opportunity to develop their ideas and design their pitch. A range of skills development activities are offered throughout the day to support teams.
Following the challenge event, teams are invited to ‘pitch’ their ideas to a panel of experts. The team with the best idea will be awarded a $10,000 grant to develop their idea. There is the potential for more than one winner and up to three winners. The winner(s) will have 4 weeks, with support from mentors and government to deliver a prototype and next stage proposal.
At the conclusion of the 4 week grant period, the winning team(s) will be required to present their prototype solution to the sponsor agency with an accompanying development and pilot proposal.