Sharing innovation to inspire action

About Us

We believe in sharing innovation to inspire action.

Idea Spies are observant people who care about the world and make it better by sharing clever ideas happening around them.

The idea for this ideas platform was born on a trip to Canada in 2015 when a guide said.

"Promote what you love, rather than bash what you hate".

There are now over 2,000 clever ideas, happening now, posted on IdeaSpies. You can easily search the ideas by category and word, share and rate them. The platform shows the most popular as well as the most recent ideas. All ideas on IdeaSpies are explained simply so they can be understood easily. If you Join IdeaSpies you can also comment and add ideas as well as receive IdeaSpies Weekly.

Ideas inspire change. You can inspire and promote change by sharing and posting clever ideas, including startup ideas, on IdeaSpies. Ask about IdeaSpies Enterprise to encourage useful ideas at your work.

We define innovation as "implementation of ideas that add value".

"The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed." William Gibson.

IdeaSpies is helping to even the distribution.

IdeaSpies Enterprise

The public IdeaSpies is the FREE demonstration model for IdeaSpies Enterprise, a simple, fun way to encourage ideas from staff.

Advisory Board

Our Team

Accredited Consultant-IdeaSpies Enterprise

MYbrainwave-Principal contact John Katsiris

Global Crowdfunding Partner

ReadyFundGo-Principal contact Jill Storey

Linkedin Group

Over 1,000 people interested in innovation also support IdeaSpies through membership of an IdeaSpies Linkedin group. You can join here

T Shirt

You can also order an IdeaSpies T Shirt here

Leather Journal

You can also order an IdeaSpies Leather Journal here


An early example of successful action is here


The Centre for Optimism empowers people to become more optimistic themselves and to foster optimism in those around them. IdeaSpies is a natural Partner Organisation. The times call for "realistic and infectiously optimistic leadership" and we believe "the leader looks like the person in your mirror."

IdeaSpies is a Member of the Western Sydney University Launchpad Community. The Launch Pad is a one-stop-shop business and innovation support program that provides facilities, assistance and resources for startup and high-growth technology based businesses in Western Sydney.

Mark Stanbridge, Ashurst Partner, said, "At each of our Boardroom Lunches one of our M+A lawyers presents ideas from IdeaSpies- they enjoy it, and it gives them an opportunity to present ideas they see on Idea Spies to leading directors in Australia."

Maria Halasz, CEO Cellmid Limited, said "We posted our idea on IdeaSpies when we had brought a brand new technology to help women with hair loss. After looking at IdeaSpies our entire team became galvanised and even those with no social marketing knowledge, such as our scientists and admin team, got right behind it."

Sarah Davies, CEO Philanthropy Australia said, "The IdeaSpies platform is such an exciting innovation. It is a terrific space for not-for-profits to share their clever ideas and inspire others to think about how they can make the world a better place."

David Pring, Managing Partner Western Sydney, KPMG Australia said "IdeaSpies Enterprise was very well received by staff. It's thought provoking and easy to use, with no training needed. In the early stages of the trial we made some suggestions which were immediately taken up to improve the platform. Staff saw the program as an opportunity to suggest ideas that could improve the way they work. In addition to specific ideas we saw themes coming from the ideas that have led to improvements.

Macquarie University is providing interns from their PACE (Professional and Community Engagement ) program to "work" with IdeaSpies as part of their course.

IdeaSpies is collaborating with ON, Australia's national science and technology accelerator program, powered by CSIRO, to share ideas developed by teams. David Burt, Co-Founder ON Program, said "It's been fantastic collaborating with IdeaSpies -working to inspire innovation by encouraging us to see the clever ideas that surround us. I'm constantly impressed by the effort they put into promoting and celebrating others".