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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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    Cofisa Closing Conference 2010 Cofisa Closing Conference 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • Reconstructing Communities through Innovation By Marlon Parker RLabs
    • “ A Community in Tension is where the wellbeing of Citizens are being threatened”
    • “ 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
    • People passionate about reconstructing communities
    • 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.
    • Collaborate
    • Impacted… 2007 Empowerment Champions Uplift
    • Athlone Living Lab (ALL)… 2008 Community Innovation Community Driven Capacity Building
    • “ 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
    • Government Academia Industry Community Innovation Partnerships
    • Innovative Partnerships – Academic Visits
    • Innovative Partnerships – Student Engagement
    • Innovative Partnerships – Business/Government Engagement
    • Innovative Partnerships – Community Empowerment
    • # 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
    • … 2010
      • 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
    • Technology and Innovation Conclusion…
    • Collaboration / Partnership
    • Reconstructing Citizens
    • Reconstructing Communities
    • “ 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.”
    • Reconstructing Communities through Innovation
    • Thank You [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138 +2721 637 4037 +2776 403 4920