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Cofisa Closing Conference 2010

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Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) Presentation at the COFISA closing conference

Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) Presentation at the COFISA closing conference

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  • 1. Reconstructing Communities through Innovation By Marlon Parker RLabs
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  • 4. “ A Community in Tension is where the wellbeing of Citizens are being threatened”
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  • 6. “ Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” Lin Yutang
  • 7. People passionate about reconstructing communities
  • 8. Our mission is to develop and sustain an empowering environment where through teaching, learning, research and scholarship our students and staff, in partnership with the community and industry , are able to create and apply knowledge that contributes to development.
  • 9. Collaborate
  • 10. Impacted… 2007 Empowerment Champions Uplift
  • 11. Athlone Living Lab (ALL)… 2008 Community Innovation Community Driven Capacity Building
  • 12. “ A reconstructing interaction space for collaborative design, creation, dissemination and application of knowledge for empowerment , upliftment and development of people and communities in or headed for tension through the use of innovation ” Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)… 2009
  • 13. Government Academia Industry Community Innovation Partnerships
  • 14. Innovative Partnerships – Academic Visits
  • 15. Innovative Partnerships – Student Engagement
  • 16. Innovative Partnerships – Business/Government Engagement
  • 17. Innovative Partnerships – Community Empowerment
  • 18. # of Blog Posts: 2,000 # of Social Network on FaceBook: +10,000 # of Followers on Twitter : +10,000 # of Twitter updates: +60,000 Community Skills Development Social Media Surgeries Mobile Citizens Journalism Mobile Phones for Social Good # of Subscribers: + 80,000 # of Interactions: +2,500,000
  • 19. … 2010
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    • Trained Community Champions
    • C ommunity I nnovation A cademy
    • Business Incubator
    • - Social Media Factory
    • Mobile Consulting
    • Business Models
    • Empowered Project Teams and Management
    Sustainability RLabs Modelling - Processes - Personas - Innovation - R&D - Skills - Engagement Partnership (E.g. RLabs EC, RLabs Asia) Commercialization/Transfer of Innovation & Skills Mentorship Expansion Global Innovation
  • 22. Technology and Innovation Conclusion…
  • 23. Collaboration / Partnership
  • 24. Reconstructing Citizens
  • 25. Reconstructing Communities
  • 26. “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
  • 27. Reconstructing Communities through Innovation
  • 28. Thank You www.rlabs.org www.marlonparker.co.za [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138 +2721 637 4037 +2776 403 4920

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