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2018 Myer Innovation Fellows Announced

April 10th, 2018

The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund are pleased to announce the 2018 Myer Innovation Fellows – Lucinda Hartley, Huy Nguyen and Emma Koster. The Myer Innovation Fellowships support the development of breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and brings new talent to the social sector.

Fellows take 12 months away from their current role to pursue projects that have the capacity to radically shift our approaches to the challenges facing the social and environmental sectors in Australia today.

Co-Convenors of the Myer Innovation Committee, Anna Foley and Jon Myer said, “This is a program that provides recipients with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw their heart and mind into a project that could very well change the Australian social or environmental sectors. Each year, the applicant field grows stronger and stronger and we can’t wait to see what this year’s Fellows achieve over the coming 12 months.”

Lucinda Hartley is creating cost effective social sustainability impact measurement tool for city-makers and communities, Huy Nguyen is developing an entirely new approach to training for disability support workers which utilizes 3D simulation gaming technology, Emma Koster is building an SMS chatbot which provides discreet and culturally-appropriate information and support for women affected by family and sexual violence.

More information about the 2017 Fellows can be found on the program webpage.

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