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Pollinators Inc - regional enterprise innovation - 27th July 2011

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A presentation given in July 2011 to an audience of business, non-profit and government innovators. The intent was to flip the dominant thinking about regional 'disadvantage', and instead present the advantages of being small and regional, for innovation.

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Pollinators Inc - regional enterprise innovation - 27th July 2011

  1. 1. Innovation<br />Advantages of being small & regional<br />
  2. 2. Andrew OuthwaiteChairpersonPollinators Inc<br />Spark Challenge<br />Coaching & Sustainability<br />Civic Evolution<br />Innovation Garden<br />Disruptors<br />The Natural Step<br />PickupPal<br />CityHive<br />
  3. 3. Our advantage is that we can see things differently<br />
  4. 4. Innovation Cycle<br />
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  6. 6. Edginess<br />Edges<br />Extremities<br />Isolation<br />Boundaries<br />Sensitivity<br />Vulnerability<br />Interfaces<br />Environments<br />Ecotones<br />Outlooks<br />Prospects<br />
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  8. 8. Friends<br />Mates<br />Family<br />Coaches<br />Collaborators<br />Customers<br />Connections<br />Team members<br />
  9. 9. Neighbours<br />Observation<br />Interaction<br />Community<br />Empathy<br />Insight<br />
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  12. 12. Peace & Quiet<br />Reflection<br />Inspiration<br />Balance<br />Nature<br />Focus<br />Space<br />‘A Ha!’<br />
  13. 13. (fewer) Competitors<br />Would a better ‘community’ of entrepreneurs, as we are proposing, be attractive to you?<br />Discrete<br />Contained<br />Known<br />Lifestyle<br />Ecology<br />Niches<br />‘Yes’<br />78%<br />
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  15. 15. Support<br />
  16. 16. DIFFERENCE<br />Edginess<br />Friends<br />Neighbours<br />Peace & Quiet<br />(few) Competitors<br />Support<br />
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  18. 18. Coworking<br />Community<br />Learning<br />Creativity<br />Sustainability<br />Innovation<br />
  19. 19. Learning Programs<br />Weekly Buzz Newsletters<br />Bi-weekly Learning Lunches<br />Regular ‘Swarm’ Innovation events<br />7-week (evening) ‘Innovative Leaders’ program<br />1-week (intense) ‘Business Warriors’ program<br />9-month (P/T) ‘School for Social Entrepreneurs<br />
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  21. 21. Thankyou!<br />City of Geraldton-GreenoughPeter CreekWest Coast SustainabilityNot-A-GeekUs&Them StudiosGeraldton Regional Community Education CentreVigilante Landscape DesignGeraldton Community BankWA Museum GeraldtonSiiWASchool for Social Entrepreneurs<br />The Provincial<br />SaltDish<br />IndieAir<br />Dryland Permaculture Research Institute<br />Small Business Centre Mid West<br /> Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry <br />Mid West Community Services Network<br />Edgeware<br />
  22. 22. Image Credits<br />Hub Johannesburg<br />Western Power<br />Facebook<br />WA Museum<br />

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