Delivering the Housing Solutions of Tomorrow.

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The Housing Action Lab (HAL) brings together Queensland’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 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Queensland’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.
1. Homelessness
Devising actions that enable zero homelessness.
2. New Funding models
Creating mechanisms to create growth.
3. New ways to operate
Exploring solutions for viability.
4. Loneliness and wellbeing
Curating concepts to increase inclusion.
5. Housing affordability
Designing models that create homes.

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 provided by QShelter to establish the Housing Advisory Group.


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

Q3 2021

Launch event for the HAL Partners, supporters & industry innovators  to assist in problem prioritisation. Utilisation of mixed media and virtual platforms.


Over 4-months, participants will embark on immersive sessions to develop solutions to identified problem spaces and COVID-19 recovery


The HAL culminates in an event where industry innovators will showcase solutions created for identified problem spaces. Integration with Evergreen Canada’s Future Cities Summit.


Solutions will receive ongoing support through seed funding and from the HAL network to continue the momentum. Helping the sector to reset, reimagine and restart. 

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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.

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