How new collaborative spaces can help ensure Auckland is future ready

Idealog + ATEED

How new collaborative spaces can help ensure Auckland is future ready

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.

Idealog + Tech Futures Lab

Priti Ambani is part of the Business Innovation and Disruption Faculty at Tech Futures Lab. She has co-founded The Next Billion to enable women entrepreneurs and works on building inclusive digital networks at Itsnoon. Her expertise spans entrepreneurship, the principles of collaborative economy and platform businesses, designing inclusive networks, digital transformation and disruptive technologies.

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