The INNovation Summit



The INNovation Summit

By Casey Cardinia Region


An event unlike any other, The INNovation Summit will spark conversations around community needs, entrepreneurship and economic progression for one of Australia’s fastest growing areas, our Casey Cardinia Region.  

It's a full-day event of open and ticketed events, as well as giveaways, food trucks & entertainment, allowing for you to come and go as you please - or stay for it all!


INNovation Summit Program 

8.30 am: The Community Table, Business Supporting Community

Share breakfast with like-minded people under the eaves of Bunjil Place at this inspired, social breakfast; expect decadent platters, flowing barista-made coffee and comfort in the knowledge that all proceeds will aid relief efforts for recent bush-fire victims (through the Casey Cardinia Foundation's emergency relief fund). 

Those enjoying the breakfast will also get to experience a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony to be held in the plaza. 

Registrations now open 

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10.00 am - 2.00 pm: Fireside Sessions

Settle into the library’s big steps to enjoy incredible short stories from an abundance of speakers who have big ideas on how we can help our neighbours. 

Held at the Bunjil Place library and there is no need to register to attend. 

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10.00 am - 6.00 pm: eSports - Smash @ Bunjil Place 

Join a vibrant community of gaming fans, players and organisers at Smash @ Bunjil Place. It will be the biggest and best Super Smash Brother Ultimate tournament in the Casey region. With a whopping $1,000+ in prizes, free entry, and over 24 setups for casual matches and tournament play, you won’t want to miss this event of the year!

Come and join the community for social play or join the competition. Hosted by Couchwarriors, a community run, not-for-profit incorporated association. 

Registrations opening soon! For more information visit the Couch Warriors website

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10.30 am - 3.00 pm: Experience Kiosks and Business Expo

Dotted around Bunjil Place will be innovative, surprising and interactive exhibits showcasing what is being invented in our own backyard. Talk to the founders and investors, learn something new and have some fun. 

Among others, you'll be able to experience virtual reality for new markets, new banking concepts and services, artificial intelligence applications and hardware, fitness and wellness applications. 

Registrations now open

11.00 am - 1.00 pm: Startup Pitchfest, presented by the INNovation Crowd

We’re on a mission to build the number one destination in the South East region of Melbourne for local entrepreneurs and startups.

The Casey Cardinia Startup Pitchfest gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their startup at the upcoming INNovation Summit and a chance to win an incredible package of prizes to help them build their business.

Ten startups will have the chance to pitch their idea (or new business) by doing a 5-minute presentation to an experienced panel of judges in front of our live audience.


Startup founders and or a member of their team must either live or study in the Casey Cardinia area or be from South East Melbourne (SEM) to be eligible to enter. SEM includes the cities of CaseyFrankstonGreater DandenongKingston and Monash and the shires of Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula.

Applicants must read and agree to the terms and conditions before registering.  


22 March – Applications open
5 April – Application close at 5.00 pm
12 April – Shortlisted applicants announced and notified
28 April – Pitchfest

Casey Cardinia Startup Pitchfest Application Form
Register to join the audience 

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TEDxCasey 2019

Also held on the same day in the same location is TEDxCasey, which will be held across two sessions: Youth Talks at 3.30 am in the Bunjil Place Function Centre, and Mainstage Talks at 7.30 pm in the Bunjil Place Theatre. 

Find out more about TEDxCasey 2019


Sunday 28 April 2019


08:00 AM - 05:30 PM


Bunjil Place
2 Patrick Northeast Drive
Narre Warren



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