Nudgeathon 2019

The 3rd annual Nudgeathon 2019 (Sept 8-10 at QUT) has been a collaboration with Queensland University of Technology Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society & Technology (BEST), the Behavioural Economics Team of Australia PM&C, and this year’s topic sponsor the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General’s Office.

Using principles of behavioural science 17 teams travelled from 11 different Australian & New Zealand universities, 4 from State or Federal government departments, and 2 from private Industry to work and compete on a problem brief and present their solutions to a panel of expert judges from academia, government and industry.



Develop “nudges” to assist increased engagement and participation in QLD court services such as Courtlink & Adult Restorative Justice (ARJC).



  • 1st place – University of Auckland
  • 2nd place – University of Sydney
  • 3rd place – Prime Minister & Cabinet Team
  • QUT BEST People’s Choice Award – Australian Public Service Team

View the Nudgeathon 2019 Debrief and Program.

Team Presentation Videos and Summary Submission Documents:



Nudgeathon is a behavioural change competition, in which teams develop solutions to real-life social issues. Find out more here.

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