Programs & events
With COVID-19 presenting an obvious barrier to face-to-face gatherings, the team at WIP are committed to providing high-quality online content over the next few months. We are aiming to provide a suite of online and digital tools, networking, programs and events that will facilitate the development of a thriving online innovation community in the Wodonga region.
2021 Business Innovation Program (Complete)
Building on the success of the 2020 Wodonga Accelerator, the 2021 Business Innovation Program aims to help existing and established businesses / organisations understand how innovation can be used to help adapt, pivot, overcome challenges, and grow their business.
Check out the Business Innovation Program Brochure below, and the Teaser Video (left) from Program Coordinator Irene Zhen of CBRIN!
Wodonga Accelerator (Complete)
The Wodonga Accelerator gave participants the chance to work with a group of like-minded innovators, and to explore, validate and refine business ideas with the help of experienced mentors. The 22 participants left the program with new ways to shift concepts in a changing landscape and make a real impact locally, nationally and even globally.
Youth Innovation Program (Complete)
The Wodonga Youth Innovation Program is now complete, with over 15 local youth and mentors being able to build their innovation skills and confidence. The Program linked teams of young people in the Albury-Wodonga region with local business and innovation mentors, to develop, test and discuss their innovative ideas.
While the Program is now finished, we are encouraging any and all youth in the region to get involved with innovation and the broader WIP network by emailing Michael Phillips (Program Lead) at Michael.Phillips@cbrin.com.au.
Events and webinars
Innovation Webinar Recording
In this Webinar, international innovation and digital technology expert Joaquim Alvarez shares key lessons and insights from across his career.
Joaquim also unpacks key aspects of smart and digital technology and processes from Barcelona, Saudi Arabia and beyond. This includes the central role that innovation plays in creating a smart and connected city or region.
If you would like to get in touch with Joaquim, please connect with him in LinkedIn.
Innovation Webinar Recording
In the Webinar Chad explores the benefits of a dedicated innovation network to promote business and entrepreneurial activity in regional areas such as the Albury-Wodonga region.
The webinar also unpacks key aspects of developing a central place for innovation in Wodonga, Albury and the wider region. These aspects will include setting up a network, and how to make it work for all members of the ecosystem - individuals, businesses, and the economy.
If you have any questions about the Webinar, feel free to get in touch with Chad by sending him a message on LinkedIn.
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