Idealog + ATEED
In the past decade, co-working spaces have transported from the tech pockets of San Francisco, into mainstream global institutions. In Auckland, the trend has been acutely felt, spurring the creation of GridAKL, an ever-growing innovation campus in Wynyard Quarter. It ties into a greater plan by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Auckland Council’s Innovate Auckland initiative, to welcome diversity of thought – mixing government, businesses and communities to drive innovation and solve the city’s complex challenges. We chat to Marissa Brindley, Manager Innovation Precincts at ATEED and Kerry Topp, Associate Director, Transformation and Innovation at Datacom, and voice of Wynyard Innovation Neighbourhood (WIN), to explain the benefits of these spaces and how innovation can help solve some of Auckland’s complex challenges and ensure the city is best prepared for the future.