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The Digital Twin Challenge is a program to accelerate government, private sector and academic leadership in catalysing Digital Twin capability across Australia and New Zealand.

The program will offer a cohort of organisations mentoring and benefits from leading experts and organisations. The program will also serve to help advance the Australia New Zealand Digital Twin Blueprint as well as building some critical support resources for the wider Digital Twin community.

The 2021 Digital Twin Challenge has been shaped in response to over 18 months of industry engagement, and an open call for expressions of interest. A final Application Pack was used to select the 2021 cohort.

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Digital Twin Challenge cohort members as:

  • Autonomation in partnership with ADG Construction Data Solutions

  • Beca

  • City of Launceston, Tasmania Australia

  • City of Melbourne, Victoria Australia

  • City of Perth

  • FrontierSI

  • Geoscape Australia

  • GHD

  • GRID Lab @ University of New South Wales

  • Lake Macquarie City Council, New South Wales Australia

  • Marlborough District Council, New Zealand

  • Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland Australia

  • Office of Planetary Observations

  • PCSG

  • Sydney Water

  • Thinkproject

  • WSP

There are 13 'projects' the Challenge is looking to advance, namely:

  1. An organisation-wide Digital Twin Strategy

  2. A ‘GIS to Digital Twin’ Roadmap 

  3. A model for Digital Twin Data Management 

  4. Digital Twin as a data sharing and exchange platform 

  5. Artificial intelligence as a driver for Digital Twin performance 

  6. A targeted ‘Digital Twin for Sustainability’ Strategy 

  7. Landscape-based Digital Twin environments 

  8. An organisation-wide Digital Twin education program 

  9. A Digital Twin Data Visualisation Roadmap for community engagement 

  10. A project-level Digital Twin Action Plan 

  11. Digital Twin pilot for city planning and design 

  12. A Digital Twin Asset Optimisation Framework 

  13. IoT and Digital Twins: 10 Questions Answered - Feedback being sought now 

Through the Challenge we will:

  • create model templates and other knowledge resources for each of the Challenge projects

  • document and share the learnings among the Challenge cohort participants

  • celebrate the outcomes with the broader market place

  • promote Digital Twin leadership nationally and globally

This collaborative program of activities will ultimately benefit the wider market place as progress resources are shared, along with the final set of resources in 2022.


You can read more about the Challenge from our media release here


If you would like to explore potential engagement with the Challenge, please contact us here.


More information about the cohort and projects can be found in the industry webinar recording (4 August 2021) below:

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