regional Innovation in australia
There is a big focus of 'innovation' agendas on cities, and many campaigns tend to neglect regional areas that arguably need the innovation focus more.
I'm interested in how what we are seeing in cities can be shared with regional areas, and how we can build a closer relationship between metro and regional. What can we learn? What can we share from our experience?
What is the next chapter in the history of regional Australia, as they move away from a reliance on primary industry? How do they attract talent and new industries? How do they create opportunities for their young people?
Big questions which are important to ask, and for us to create actions around. Tell me what you think?
Most coworking spaces target small-business workers who tend to be in professional services and technical or knowledge-based work.
Over a long weekend, I joined a group of passionate people from Sydney and Wollongong on a bus down the the beautiful NSW Sapphire Coast for the 2016 Regional Innovation Week in the Bega Valley. Hackathon, Start-up camp and inspiration ensues...
I was invited share in the beginning of a new community initiative in the outskirts of Melbourne. A group of locals from Point Cook had come together with a shared vision of being able to work in their own postcode.