CityIgnite's Mission

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody"
Jane Jacobs, Urbanist, Activist and Author who changed the face of the modern city

Unlocking city potential through collaboration and innovation

CityIGNITE will bring together city and government leaders, business leaders, technology leaders, incubators, accelerators, startups and research institutions to collaborate and unlock new growth opportunities through new approaches, ideas and partnerships.

What makes CityIGNITE unique?

Part of broader Spark Festival which is supported by the city of Sydney
IdeaHack in partnership with Business Models Inc - moderated co-creation fast sprints focused on finding solutions to major city challenges
Pitchfest- platform for urban technology startups to promote themselves to investors and customers (Bluechilli collaboration)
Designed to facilitate partnerships to maximise the creative, social, economic and service benefits of digital transformation
Outcome focused –Aims to stimulate the ideas that lead to increased citizen engagement, better connectivity and the use of open data platforms to drive innovation
Will lead to the development of new funding and procurement models that can be used to get innovative new projects off the ground quickly
Produced by same organisers as the successful Cities 4.0 Summit

"Sharing ideas ignites change. Nothing will change unless we learn from each other and challenge our thinking and traditional ways of doing things. Government can learn from start-ups' experience and vice versa".
Elizabeth Zealand, Chief Executive Officer, Spot Parking