The original CRCLCL Project RP3029 invested $150K to research and market test the idea of developing a social media platform designed to build mainstream support for low carbon housing. Co-contributions from project partners totalled $72.5K in cash and 1544 hours of in-kind contribution.
The project was very successful, building a coalition of more than 60 supporters, a proposal for prospective collaborators, proposed governance framework and market tested video and messaging. These outputs, recently provided to the CRCLCL, show that the idea has tested very well and has broad support from government, industry and academia.
This current Project is to take the idea that RP3029 generated and tested, then move towards making it a reality by prototyping a social media platform and testing it with consumers in an offline environment.
In parallel (and outside the scope of the Project) the OEH will seek to find an appropriate long term owner capable of commercialising and developing the Project IP. At this stage it is anticipated that at the end of the Project a minimum viable product will be built which may be ready to launch and an expression of interest (or similar) process will be concluded for the ongoing operation of the site.