Innovation @ Spotless
Driving innovation for our customers and within our people
Advancement of digital technologies is increasing at a rapid rate, providing the opportunity for new technical, digital and engineering solutions that drive growth and deliver customer value. We are focused on bringing innovative solutions to our customers by leveraging emerging technology and developing an entrepreneurial culture that results in new products, services, and an enhanced customer experience.
Our innovation agenda centres on enabling growth through developing and commercialising new smart technology solutions across a range of sectors, focused on:
Some of our solutions:
We offer food and drink ordering apps at a number of our locations for time-pressed customers. Customers can order and pay for goods on their mobile and pick them up when they are ready.
We have partnered with an immersive media start-up to create 3D tours and virtual reality experiences of our facility spaces, allowing our customers to ‘walk through’ our facility spaces remotely.
We are harnessing drone and emerging Artificial Intelligence technology to improve safety, efficiency and accuracy in high risk inspections such as rooftops, gutters, fencing and bridges.
IoT Sensor Monitoring
Our IoT sensor monitoring solution enables us to remotely and wirelessly monitor asset conditions for effective proactive maintenance. Sensors transmit real time data so we can respond immediately when asset conditions change.
Automated Guided Vehicles
We have deployed automated guided vehicles at major hospitals across Australia. This robotic technology is used to move supplies around hospitals on predetermined paths.
BlueTrack Beacon Tracking
Spotless’ digital tracking solution, powered by beacon technology, maps employees’ locations in real time. It is used at various facilities, including airports and shopping centres and has applications across cleaning, security and maintenance.
Spotless Advanced Metering
Our new metering model, Spotless Advanced Metering (SAM), helps the utilities sector respond to changing regulations and technology. SAM delivers a simple, whole-of-life metering proposition, delivered by a single interface and fee.
Our Skilltech SmartpipeTM is a fully managed hydrant access service with patented in-built technology. The cloud-connected, portable pump remotely monitors water usage from council and water corporation hydrants in real time.
Energy Solutions 'as a Service'
We have an end-to-end LED lighting replacement solution which includes ongoing maintenance, priced as a monthly fee. We can also implement any Energy as a Service (EaaS) solution, including solar, co-gen and tri-gen systems.
Culture of Innovation
Future Trend Immersion Sessions
We run immersive sessions that present potential business challenges in a rapidly changing world. These sessions explore emerging trends to understand what they mean for Spotless and our clients, and the opportunities they present.
Spotless Innovation Framework
Our Innovation Framework supports our people to identify, assess, and implement new ideas in contract delivery. Our staff can also submit and share ideas online - across sectors, sites and roles – through our portal, InnovationSpot.
Building our Innovation Ecosystem
Ducere Business School Alliance
Our partnership with Ducere Business School sees us work with a group of MBA students each trimester on a real-life Spotless project. We also provide scholarships for our people to complete an MBA in Innovation and Leadership.
In 2016, Spotless Hack at the ‘G invited Australia’s creative minds to create solutions to real problems across different Spotless sectors. Participants were supported by our technical experts to compete for over $30,000 in prizes.