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Taking first step on Wodonga's innovation project

6 Sep, 2019

Innovation projects are popping up everywhere. Why are they so popular? How do they work? What value do they add to local communities? What’s real and what’s hype?

Wodonga Council and the Victorian Government are funding the design and pilot of an innovation project for Wodonga.

The council has engaged innovation experts Delos Delta in partnership with the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN), to guide and co-ordinate this work.

Wodonga Council Chief Executive Officer said the project would be the accelerator and showcase of Wodonga’s innovation community.

“The Wodonga Innovation Project will be the meeting place, the network and the showcase of our innovation community.”

CEO of the Canberra Innovation Network Petr Adamek will showcase the possibilities and pathways of innovation projects around the world.

Mr Adamek will be exploring the impact of innovation in modern economies, and the role of such projects in catalysing collaboration, commercialisation, employment and investment.

This introductory seminar is an opportunity to learn more about Wodonga’s innovation journey.

“Innovation hubs are driving incredible commercial and economic outcomes for local communities the world over,” Managing Director of Delos Delta Brook Dixon said.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for Wodonga to accelerate its innovation journey, build local capacity, and support entrepreneurs.”

Wodonga’s push to accelerate local innovation has already caught the eye of the international innovation scene.

“Regions that develop local entrepreneur capability are proven to build economic resilience, gain access to emerging tech, and attract new talent, particularly when looking to compete in the global economy,” Australian Managing Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Chad Renando said.

To find out more and register for the introductory community seminar, click here.