The Adelaide City Council is leading the way in fostering creativity and innovation, with the Innovation Lab and the Digital Hub, which offers a multitude of courses at the Grote St Library, exploring information technology for people of all ages and abilities.
To celebrate International Creativity and Innovation Week, Adelaide City Council is highlighting some of Adelaide’s community programs that foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood is a strong believer in providing people the opportunity to live, learn, work and recreate in an innovative and creative culture, which is why he is so committed to activation of the city. “Encouraging people to think from different perspectives, can generate some great new ideas and initiatives, and this all goes towards creating a thriving city, and makes it a great place for everyone,” he said.
On Friday the Innovation Lab will host a full day workshop for Carclew students, in partnership with the Fab Lab, as well as other workshops throughout the school holidays.“We’re so excited to team up with Carclew and the Fab Lab to present this program. Its popularity speaks volumes about the interest in innovative and creative technologies in our community,” said Katherine Shaw, Innovation Lab/Digital Hub Coordinator.
“It’s free to Adelaide-based businesses and offers one-on-one business advice, seminars, coaching programs, and referrals to other business development programs and specialist advisors,” said Business Development Adviser, Tania Cooper of Enterprise Adelaide.“The centre caters for both traditional and non-traditional businesses, working with entrepreneurs including some of those involved in Splash Adelaide,” she said.
Splash Adelaide is a joint venture between Council and the State Government, providing opportunities to create businesses quickly, cheaply and at lower capital outlay where ideas can be trialed prior to investing large amounts of time and money. “The pop-up books shops and playgrounds, the food trucks, the co-working space where people can work side by side sharing resources, and the many other exciting initiatives are all part of Council’s goal to enliven the streets of Adelaide by engaging the community,” said the Lord Mayor.
Find out more about Adelaide City Council’s support for creativity and innovation at www.adelaidecitycouncil.com .