The initial Jump Start prototype programme was run as a collaboration between the Palmerston North City Council, Massey University, Microsoft and The Future Cities Institute in 2016, which led to the establishment of an innovation pop-up hub in the heart of Palmerston North City
Across 2014 to 2016 Malcolm Fraser from The Future Cities Instiute worked with the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) stakeholders, and senior management to design and implement a national approach to delivering High Performance Computing and Research Data Services to the New Zealand Research Sector.
As Lead Facilitator, The Future Cities Institute worked with Microsoft and the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) to identify key industries stakeholders and opportunities to promote scientific research and innovative ideas in Georgia and facilitate partnership between innovation and technology.
Malcolm Fraser from The Future Cities Institute was the Lead Researcher and Implementation Consultant responsible for creating a Local Software Economy Sustainability Framework to establish, manage and monitor innovation centers and incubators. The Project included the global network of Microsoft Innovation Centers (MICs) and supported the development of start-ups, digitally enabled businesses and entrepreneurs across Europe and Asia Pacific.
t was great to host an Innovation Think Tank on the Gold Coast last week in conjunction with Business Gold Coast. Great discussions on how to create an innovation precinct and really what attracts starts up to a particular area. Local government, industry leaders, innovation hubs, small business as well as academic were all representative and committed to a action plan designed to promote the Gold Coast as the place to do business.