eighthgate is CitiPower and Powercor's innovation program. It is a conduit for unlocking and fostering innovative thinking, and converting that thinking into wealth for our business through a number of initiatives.
eighthgate sets our business aside from others in the industry. It ensures our future by attracting and energising the best people, and it is centred on results that are valued by our customers, shareholders and employees.
Some of the eighthgate initiatives include:
The eighthgate portal is a collaboration tool, enabling employees to submit innovative ideas, rate ideas and add building blocks to develop ideas further. eighthgate simulates the progression of ideas using a number of tools, flowcharts and an innovation framework.
eighthgate develops and manages a skill and development program targeted at developing innovative skills and an innovative business culture. The program employs a number of initiatives from lunch and learns to facilitated workshops.
eighthgate provides scholarships for employees undertaking master’s level education in entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Innovation Business Cup is a competition based around individuals and teams developing significant business opportunities. The cup aims to build entrepreneurial skills and to source potential business opportunities.
Targeted campaigns motivate employees to address real business challenges. Employees are encouraged to contribute and submit ideas to specific business questions.
eighthgate sponsors and supports a number of business plan competitions at universities and programs targeted at creating innovation and entrepreneurship within the community.
We seek partners for co-investment & business development, such as venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and researchers who can add value to our strategic agenda.