Our clients rank among the most innovative and highly regarded in the Australian public sector. They share a common desire to leverage participation and collaboration in order to achieve organisational goals.
Pacific Heritage Hub
Collabforge assisted the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to initiate a ‘Pacific Heritage Hub’ which will act as an interactive knowledge management facility with a view to enhancing information sharing, strengthening heritage management capacity, and facilitating sustainable funding and partnership building across the Pacific.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
International Aid & Development Innovation Hub
Collabforge is providing strategy, innovation methodology and collaboration technology for the soon to be established Aid and Development Innovation Hub.
Department of Industry and Science
Industry Innovation Network
As part of the Industry Innovation Precinct Program, Collabforge designed and developed a collaboration program and software platform to engage industry and research communities for increased innovation, productivity and national competitiveness.
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage & the Arts (DEWHA), Canberra
LivingGreener Collaborative Community
Collabforge developed an intranet platform and associated collaboration strategy enabling Federal, State and Local Governments to collaborate on content for LivingGreener, the primary web portal for Australians to learn, understand and act on environmental efficiency programs.
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
myregion Strategic Engagement Project
Collabforge is assisting the myregion team with an engagement program, consulting a range of stakeholders regarding future directions for the myregion website.
Department of Finance
Web 2.0 TaskForce
Department of Planning and Community Development, VIC
Volunteering Portal Social Media Strategy Scoping
Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
VPS Hub, Victorian Government Intranet
The VPS Hub was a comprehensive project to re-develop the Whole of Victorian Government Intranet, serving an audience of 42,000+ users. Collabforge was engaged to develop the technology platform & engagement strategy. The Hub provides for collaboration across the Victorian Public Service, enabling access to a full suite of social media tools including blogging, wikis, forums, an innovation toolbox, and ideas generation platform.
Department of Justice, Victoria
Victoria's Emergency Services Volunteers Facebook Community
Collabforge developed a social media marketing strategy and ran a rolling Facebook campaign achieving 20,000 community members. We also provided community management and moderation in collaboration with the Department, eventually mentoring an in house team to take over management of the still thriving community.
City of Melbourne
FutureMelbourne - The City Plan that Anyone Can Edit
Collabforge worked with the City of Melbourne to map their existing city planning planning process, and then reengineered this for mass collaboration. A collaborative online platform was developed which enabled anyone in the world to directly edit the city’s 10 year plan for the future.
For Parks Victoria, Collabforge developed an organisation-wide, collaborative public consultation platform and associated strategy. The platform and its related activity was recognised for its ground breaking approach by the Department of Premier and Cabinet as part of the Government 2.0 Action Plan.
Department of Business & Innovation (DBI) Victoria
Trade Engagement Program - India (TEPI) Mission 2.0 Online Platform
Collabforge worked closely with the Department of Business & Innovation (DBI) Victoria, advisers, industry managers and mission participants (Victorian businesses) to co-create an online platform to aid with the trade mission. The platform was designed to support the trade mission orientation program to Victorian businesses; clearly communicate the unique value proposition for all involved; engage with users through opportunities, interactions and content; and provide knowledge transfer and business strategy support.
Online Collaborative Environment
With VicHealth, we developed workshop-driven user needs assessment program. This involved a prototype online collaborative environment for the sharing of ideas and resources both internally and with stakeholders. The outcome was an ongoing stakeholder collaboration program and appropriate enabling technologies.
CBR Innovation Network
Consulting and workshop support with key stakeholders to help identify challenges and opportunities for network growth and collaboration.
Collaboration & Innovation Capability Program
Exploring with staff how to improve customer engagement and adopt new ways of working across Libraries ACT
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts – Tasmania
Digital Deloraine Scoping Workshop
Collabforge assisted the department with the integration and adoption of social media and Government 2.0 best practice, as part of creating and launching the award winning service, www.business.tas.gov.au
Southern California Association of Governments
Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Wiki
Collabforge worked closely with the Southern California Association of Government developing a comprehensive engagement strategy and delivering a scalable online platform for the collaborative development of the Association’s bicycle and pedestrian plan. (Public consultation and site launch planned for November 2010)
Alberta Department of Human Services
Social Policy Framework Consultation - Online Engagement Strategy & Platform
Collabforge assisted the Alberta Department of Human Services in the development of a strategy and platform for online engagement that supported the crowdsourcing of their first ever Social Policy Framework. Read more about the outcomes from this project.
Latrobe University – Australian Futures Project
Australian Futures Project
Department of Justice & Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victoria
FireReady iPhone Application
Our work with the Department of Justice and Country Fire Authority (CFA) produced Australia’s first official real-time location-aware fire incident and advice application for the iPhone.
Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia (META)
CBR Innovation Network (CBRIN)
Low Carbon Living CRC
Fisheries Research Development Corporation (FRDC)
The Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science (CEIPS)
Doncaster Rail Study
Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria
Web 2.0 Framework
We are currently working with the EPA to develop an organisation-wide web 2.0 framework to ensure the integration of web2.0 systems and tools into their business.
Collabforge worked with Carbon Down towards development of a collaborative online platform to help small and medium-sized businesses find new ways of tackling climate change. In addition to organisational collaboration & support services, Collabforge provided Web 2.0 change management & training.
IMAP (Inner Melbourne Action Plan)
Wiki Intranet and Corporate Site
IMAP is a collaboration across four inner Melbourne councils: the Cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra. The aim being to strengthen the liveability, attraction and prosperity of the region. Collabforge is in the process of developing a wiki driven, intranet collaboration environment for IMAP, along with a public fronting site.
Social Information Strategy
Collabforge developed an organisation-wide, short-to-long-term technology strategy for Proquest’s suite of databases. We also developed social (wiki) functionality for one of ProQuest’s core web-based products, Early English Books Online (EEBO). ProQuest provides digitised resources to libraries, research and educational institutions the world over.
Western Australian Ballet Association (WAB)
Open Studio Online Community
WAB are seeking to develop a web 2.0 community website to connect the distributed ballet community – students and teachers – in Western Australia. To begin this process Collabforge was engaged to design and undertake a feasibility study including online strategy research and development, workshop materials and coaching and a community survey. Collabforge delivered a final report containing our recommendations and a project brief for website development.
Western District Health Service
Farmer Health Portal
Collabforge worked closely with this client over a period of time to deliver a comprehensive website for its users including blogging, forum and health education capabilities.
Knowledge Cities World Summit
Social Media Strategy
Collabforge worked closely with this client over a period of time to deliver a social media strategy to support the activities around the first Knowledge Cities Summit to be held in Melbourne.
Health Workforce Australia (HWA)
Collaboration Strategy Scoping Program
Collabforge delivered a scoping program and recommendations towards development of an organisational collaboration strategy for HWA. An initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), HWA was established to meet the future challenges of providing a health workforce that responds to the needs of the entire Australian Community.
Collaboration & Community Building Program
Victorian Institute of Teaching
Institute for Large Scale Innovation
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Collabforge occupies a niche in the market that is new and emerging. None of the bigger players yet “get” this space, whereas Collabforge has a profound understanding of both how people (communities, businesses, government) collaborate and how this is best achieved online.
John McGee Director, Digital Futures Tasmania Department of Economic Development Tourism & the Arts