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 existen...
People passionate about reconstructing communities
Our mission is to  develop  and  sustain  an  empowering environment  where  through teaching, learning, research and scho...
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 f...
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 update...
… 2010
 
<ul><li>Trained Community Champions </li></ul><ul><li>C ommunity  I nnovation  A cademy </li></ul><ul><li>Business Incubat...
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...
Reconstructing Communities through Innovation
Thank You www.rlabs.org www.marlonparker.co.za [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138  +2721 ...
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Cofisa Closing Conference 2010

  1. 1. Reconstructing Communities through Innovation By Marlon Parker RLabs
  2. 4. “ A Community in Tension is where the wellbeing of Citizens are being threatened”
  3. 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
  4. 7. People passionate about reconstructing communities
  5. 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.
  6. 9. Collaborate
  7. 10. Impacted… 2007 Empowerment Champions Uplift
  8. 11. Athlone Living Lab (ALL)… 2008 Community Innovation Community Driven Capacity Building
  9. 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
  10. 13. Government Academia Industry Community Innovation Partnerships
  11. 14. Innovative Partnerships – Academic Visits
  12. 15. Innovative Partnerships – Student Engagement
  13. 16. Innovative Partnerships – Business/Government Engagement
  14. 17. Innovative Partnerships – Community Empowerment
  15. 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
  16. 19. … 2010
  17. 21. <ul><li>Trained Community Champions </li></ul><ul><li>C ommunity I nnovation A cademy </li></ul><ul><li>Business Incubator </li></ul><ul><li>- Social Media Factory </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Business Models </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered Project Teams and Management </li></ul>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
  18. 22. Technology and Innovation Conclusion…
  19. 23. Collaboration / Partnership
  20. 24. Reconstructing Citizens
  21. 25. Reconstructing Communities
  22. 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.”
  23. 27. Reconstructing Communities through Innovation
  24. 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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