Hi, we’re Hargraves Institute,
Australia’s leading community of practice for innovation and collaboration.
We're an open, collaborative community sharing insights and experience.
Innovation strategy, leadership, diversity, customers, employees –
we've seen it all and can share deep and broad experience.
All the elements that can make or break.
For you, your team and your organisation.
Innovation, collaboration & community since 2006.
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Why are we called Hargraves Institute?
Our name recognises the Australian aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave, innovator and inventor of the box kite.
Hargrave believed passionately in open communication, refusing to patent his inventions and allowing them to benefit anybody who wished to use them.
Through innovation, collaboration and community, we emulate Hargrave’s philosophy and take our name from the first commercially available aircraft built by Gabriel Voisin. Voisin called the box-wing cells ‘Hargraves’.
Our difference is 'community'.
Founded in 2006 by leading organisations, we’re an established, diverse community built from the ground up to share insights and experience in innovation.
"My challenges have already been solved by someone else. I just need to find that someone. In fact, I did find a lead to one of my challenges by attending this day of sharing, and it came from an unlikely source."
– B Gascoigne, R&D Specialist, Dulux Speciality Coatings
"What a unique community you have built. Refreshing and inspiring. Time is precious so it is a pleasure to share that it was a great investment of time to attend the Hargraves Conference."
– M Farmer, Western Sydney University
“No need to reinvent the wheel. Your issues can be challenged and dealt with by the broader group. Collaboration is a strong value and Hargraves members are unique because they are more than willing to share their experience and help.”
– Member Advisory Council