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Open Innovation West

Open Innovation West (OIW) is an initiative aiming to support and contribute to the productivity, high performance and recognition of manufacturing in Melbourne’s west.

OIW brings together local manufacturers that are keen to differentiate their offerings or to capitalise on new growth opportunities. The objective is to foster an open innovation culture throughout the region, creating an environment where businesses can share ideas and knowledge, solve problems together across different industry sectors and increase productivity.

Participation in the OIW network is welcomed from all manufacturers and associated supply chains in Melbourne's west who are interested in collaborating and innovating in ways that will increase efficiencies and improve productivity.


Following on from the successful establishment of the Open Innovation West (OIW) network, we're excited to announce the launch of the new OIW website which will provide a platform for promotion, information sharing and access to opportunities.

Manufacturers and associated supply chains are encouraged to take advantage of the free business listing, connect with other businesses in Melbourne’s west, find out about events in the region and check out the fantastic local success stories.

The new OIW website will keep you up to date with regular news items, industry updates and information. There’s also a Business Resources section with information and links to Universities, the Industry Capability Network, and the departments providing business support in the Local, Victorian and Australian Governments.

Your input is welcome so please login and build your business profile to share articles and events in regard to your business.

The new website is just getting started so if have any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please email Open Innovation West

Look forward to connecting with you in the coming months.

Open Innovation West – Driving Performance through Collaboration

For further information about Open Innovation West Network, please contact the Karin Grima (OIW Project Manager) at LeadWest:

Phone: (03) 9317 5794  Email:


Date Name File Size
Nov 6, 2015 OIW Conference - Nils Vesk - Keynote Presentation 3.39 MB
Nov 6, 2015 Open Innovation West Conference - Nils Vesk - Commercialising an Idea 2.36 MB
Nov 6, 2015 OIW Business Case Studies 242.59 KB
Nov 6, 2015 OIW Conference - Bert Verhoeven - Concurrent Session #3 874.52 KB
Oct 30, 2015 Open Innovation West - Conference Program! 1.19 MB
Oct 21, 2015 VU Campus Sunshine Map 203.08 KB
Sep 21, 2015 OIW Conference - Driving Performance Through Collaboration 1.29 MB
Jul 30, 2015 Geelong Technology Precinct Tour Program 309.08 KB