Sustainability Demo Day 2024

Are you ready to lead the city towards a more sustainable, prosperous, and resilient future?

Are you eager to see net-zero and circular economy practices take us there?

Do you have an innovative product or service designed to promote sustainability or help others achieve sustainable outcomes?

If you've answered 'yes' to these questions, then we invite you to participate in the 2024 City of Moreton Bay Sustainability Demo Day.


Innovate Moreton Bay is delighted to announce the 2024 Moreton Bay Sustainability Demo Day. Following the success of last year’s inaugural Sustainability Demo Day, City of Moreton Bay and Innovate Moreton Bay are formally welcoming Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from potential participants.

We strongly encourage applications from businesses, organisations, and individuals committed to integrating circular economy principles, net-zero targets, and sustainable practices into their work and those who champion these outcomes in the wider community.

What to Expect

  • Thoughtful Pitches: Live pitches from a diverse array of businesses and social enterprises dedicated to driving positive environmental and social change in City of Moreton Bay.
  • Life-Changing Feedback: Engage in deep conversations as our esteemed judges, who will provide valuable feedback and participate in insightful Q&A sessions after each pitch.
  • Genuine Collaboration: Immerse yourself in a dynamic networking environment, fostering connections between like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry leaders from various sectors.
  • Recognition and Prizes: Demonstrators can gain exposure, validation, and exciting prizes.
  • Contributing to City of Moreton Bay’s Future: By participating in Sustainability Demo Day, you actively contribute to advancing the economic development and environmental goals of our city, shaping a sustainable future, and collectively working towards achieving goals.

This is not just an event; it's a movement toward a more sustainable and resilient #TeamMoretonBay. Be part of the change – Sustainability Demo Day 2024. See you there!

What you need to know

EOI's Open: Monday 30 June

EOI's Close: Thursday 29 August

Prep Workshop: Thursday 12 September

Event Date: Thursday 26 September

Event Location: Eatons Hill Hotel

Want to know more?

To find out more about what to expect, check out our Recap page for 2023's inaugural Sustainability Demo Day.

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Innovation in Moreton Bay

Innovate Moreton Bay and City of Moreton Bay remain dedicated to fostering innovation in the city. Sustainability Demo Day is just one example of their ongoing commitment to the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS), which includes the objective of Moreton Bay becoming and maintaining its position as a top ten regional innovation hub.

For more information about Council’s innovation programs, visit:

To learn more about Sustainability Demo Day, see the previous event: https://www.innovatemoretonbay...

Meet Our Judges

Scott Waters

Holding over a decade of experience in Chief Executive and General Management roles within the Local Government sector and over 15 years’ experience in the Aviation and Tourism industries, Scott is a strategic commercially focused senior government executive that is firmly focused on enabling sustainable growth and development. Scott commenced as the Chief Executive Officer at City of Moreton Bay in May 2023, Australia’s 3rd largest and one of the fastest growing. In this role, he continues to draw on his expertise to deliver the ambitious agenda for transformational change as the first CEO of Australia’s newest city.

In his previous role as the Chief Executive Officer of Noosa Shire Council, Scott was charged with successfully delivering strategic cultural change while working closely with the Mayor and Councillors in modernising Council’s operations and delivering the largest budget in the history of the Council, at just over $220M.

Mark Livings

Mark is a serial, multi-award-winning entrepreneur and founder of several multi-million dollar businesses in both Australia and Globally. 15+ years of experience as a Founder and CEO. He has advised, coached and worked on board for more than 100+ startups in several sectors. Mark is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for Australia and Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, with companies featured in the AFR Fast 100 across multiple years. His recent work includes working with Australia’s premiere scientific institute, the CSIRO as a Venture Explorer.

Mark is currently working on several new startups, and in the Venture sector as GP of TenNine VC, Venture Partner with Mandalay Ventures and as an Angel Investor.

Leanne Kemp

Leanne Kemp, former Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, has spearheaded global initiatives with the World Economic Forum and OECD alongside being the Founder and CEO of Everledger.

With over 25 years of experience, she has revolutionized supply chains using blockchain technology, enhancing transparency and sustainability across various industries. Tracking diamonds :)

Renowned for her work in all disciplines of technology, Leanne continues to drive impactful, sustainable change through advanced technologies.

Mark Gustowski (MC)

Mark is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Mandalay Ventures, an agrifood tech venture capital fund investing in agtech and foodtech companies from Seed to Series-A. Mandalay is a $50M fund based in Brisbane with a mission to sustainably feed the world's growing population by investing in the most promising startups working across farm-to-fork technologies globally.

Mark is also the Managing Director of Innovation Architects, an innovation advisory firm that works with Australian and international government agencies in the design and delivery of entrepreneurship, innovation and industry development programs and accelerators.

He was previously the CEO of QUTCEA, a private investment arm of the Queensland University of Technology and has been a founder or cofounder in four startups in the biotech, property tech and FMCG verticals.

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