With a string of awards for innovative development, Mirvac is sitting at number three in Australia on BRW’s 2015 most innovative companies list. Much of its success can be attributed to the company’s award-winning innovation program, Hatch, a platform to facilitate innovation and bring the best ideas to life. Christine Gilroy, group general manager, innovation, gives Samuel Tait an insight into the program, discusses Mirvac’s biggest challenges around innovation, explains how the team measures the impact of innovation and gives her advice for successful programs.
In 2015 Mirvac was ranked number three in Australia on BRW’s 2015 Most Innovative Companies list. At the forefront of construction innovation, Mirvac’s CSR Velocity wall panel system has the potential to revolutionise house building in Australia, with panels manufactured and assembled off-site in quality-controlled conditions, dramatically reducing construction times and overcoming the challenges of wet weather and chronic trade shortages. Samuel Tait met with Christine Gilroy, group general manager, innovation to find out how their internal program Hatch is delivering innovation at Mirvac.