DTA opens first co-Lab innovation hub

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 03 September, 2018

DTA opens first co-Lab innovation hub

The Digital Transformation Agency has launched its new co-Lab innovation hub at its Sydney office, in a bid to accelerate cross-agency collaboration.

The new lab will serve as a dedicated space for teams across government to work on digital projects in collaboration with the agency as well as private sector experts.

The co-Lab team is made up of digital experts in fields including agile delivery, product management, content and service design and strategy, accessibility, and user research.

It will host three types of tailored programs — single-day workshops and meet-up events; multi-week experiments such as hands-on or proof-of-concept testing of new digital services; and longer-term residency programs to work on problems that may take months to solve.

The first such initiative will involve a series of workshops to be conducted over the course of this month, to be facilitated by the co-Lab’s ‘thinker in residence’ — the Beanstalk Factory’s co-founder and CEO Peter Bradd.

“Spaces like co-Lab allow us to bring together agencies and align our efforts to design better government services for people and businesses,” the DTA said in a statement.

“We hope that the shared environment of co-Lab will create new partnerships, conversations and ways of working.”

A second co-Lab space is expected to open in Canberra late this year.

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