On 22 June 2010, Multimedia Victoria launched Australia’s first Environmental IT Industry Cluster www.greenitvictoria.com.au thanks to $100,000 from the Victorian Government and matching funds from industry founding partners.
Purpose of the Cluster
The purpose for establishing
a Green IT Cluster in Melbourne Victoria is to provide a specific focus on the
business opportunities surrounding technology and its role in improving
sustainability in business and the natural environment and improve Victoria’s
competitive position in the provision of GreenIT products and services
Its role will be to
strengthen existing relationships and build new links between the local ICT
industry, educational institutions and other organisations, and the wider
global business community.
The Cluster established an
interim committee in 2010 which is chaired by Bill Leropoulos of Prima
Consulting. Other representative of the interim committee include: Simon
Taylor – Box Hill Institute; Jesco d’Alquen – Tradeslot; Mark Nebreda – CSC;
Gary Veale – KPMG; Paul Cooper – SMS; and Josh Millen – AIIA. Secretariat support is
provided by AIIA.
Subscription to the GreenIT
cluster will be open shortly. There will be different levels of service. You
can register your interest below.
A number of surveys and
workshop activities were completed in 2010 which have helped inform the
development of a GreenIT Capability Register. The Register, once completed,
will provide a directory service of listed companies and profile their capabilities
under key topics and through relevant case studies. This is a key activity that
is now currently underway.
was launched in August 2011
There are a number of case studies already
uploaded and an eBook which assists SMEs to prepare and implement a process to
‘green’ their business through ICT.
Activities planned (2011-2012) to
address these market issues are described below.
1. Online Services Portal & Capability Register
2. Partnership Development
3. Cluster and Industry metrics
4. Advisory Services
5. Professional education and development
6. Increase linkages and alignment with market sectors
7. Facilitate international trade.
Further details will be