Delivering the housing solutions of tomorrow.

Redesign with the Housing Action Lab.

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What transformative actions can we take together today, to deliver the housing solutions of tomorrow creating prosperity for all ages and life stages?

The Housing Action Lab drives actions forward.

Through co-investment and partnership, we incubate opportunities identified to facilitate new ventures, joint projects and even the creation of new startups. Working with Australia’s industry leaders, backed by QShelter and programmed by Business Models Inc, the Housing Action Lab helps to mitigate risk and accelerates success by leveraging the power of the network. Five key opportunity areas have been identified for the Housing Action Lab to explore.
The Joy of Affordability
The joy of living and affordable housing.
New Funding Models
New funding models to support older women in housing.
New ways to Operate
New operating models and the future of housing.
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Are you invested in a better future for Australia’s housing industry?

We’re still building our cohort of industry innovators and leaders across the housing sector. Limited places are also available to come on board as a Foundation Partner if you and your organisation would like greater say in the specific problem spaces our Lab explores.
This opportunity is ideally suited to companies whose DNA exhibits maturity, leadership, agility, mutualism and of course a vision to solve systemic housing issues. So, if this sounds like you, please reach out.

A pathway for acceleration.


Seed funding was provided by QShelter to establish the Housing Action Lab Advisory Group.


EOIs open for key players from academia and industry sectors in Australia to join the Lab as innovators.


Launch event for the HAL Partners, supporters and industry innovators to assist in problem prioritisation.


Over a number of months, participants embark on a series of design sprints to develop solutions to the identified problems.


The HAL culminates in an event where sector leaders showcase solutions created to contribute to the redesign of the housing solutions of tomorrow.


Solutions will receive ongoing support from the HAL network to continue the momentum. Helping the sector to reimagine, redesign and restart for a better future.

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The Housing Action Lab (HAL) brings together Australia’s leaders to explore Australia’s most pressing housing issues. Leveraging Business Models Inc’s multi-party innovation lab framework and design-thinking methodology, the Lab takes participants through a lean and iterative design process that connects concept development and experimentation, with capability development.
For participants, the Lab is an immersive learning exchange. Modelled off the learnings and successes of the Canadian GTA Housing Action Lab over the past four years, with whom Business Models Inc. shares a learning exchange memorandum of understanding, the Housing Action Lab will provide an environment to test and explore solutions to entrenched challenges.
The HAL creates real solutions for social change. A necessity as the sector looks to reset, reimagine and restart post the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the News!

Read about the Housing Action Lab on the Urban Developer; Australia’s leading daily digest for all this property, construction, housing and development. We take you through what some of the advisors and sponsors of the Lab have to say about how industry collaboration can and will drive real change.

Read about it here

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