Guided by our Mission, Vision and Values we are focused on a few key indicators of the benefit of our existence, including:

  • Number of regional innovation facilitators and networks
  • Number of locations and regions that we are working with and have benefitted from our support
  • Number, reach and impact of cross-regional collaborative projects
  • Number of local innovation support organisations that are attract investment (gov't, commercial) support for their region

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Meshpoints model was set up in 2015 by Pollinators and Spacecubed in response to regular requests for support from other regions, and identification of the need and opportunity to grow innovation capacity in the regions. The Meshpoints model aims to create a generative means of growing regional innovation and capacity, as an alternative or complement to government-funding-dependency and city-based commercial fly-in-fly-out consultancies. Now auspiced by Spacecubed, Meshpoints both:

  1. Delivers professional advice, mentoring, operational support and services on a commercial basis using regional contractors, and
  2. Supports a voluntary network of practitioners using volunteers, a percentage of commercial earnings and external funding.

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We are quite specific in what we do and don't do, recognising the particular value we bring and role in the ecosystem. We only work in regions where there is a local facilitator or organisation who will lead implementation. We do focus on operational support for governments, industry and community to grow innovation in the regions, including:

  • Conduct ecosystem mapping and evaluation projects to identify priority actions for growing innovation ecosystems
  • Assist with project development and funding applications using specifically-developed operational and financial models
  • Provide operational implementation support including mentoring, training, group learning modules
  • Space advice as it relates to incubators and coworking spaces including design, fit-out and associated costings
  • Implement customer-facing and operational software systems tailored to meet local needs and state-wide synergies
  • Provide template policies, procedures, program designs to support delivery of community, space and learning services
  • Initial learning program delivery that builds local capacity for next time e.g. workshops, pre-accelerator programs, hackathons

We tend not to: write strategic plans, business cases, or whole funding applications. We aren't architects, construction managers and don't lead on procurement processes. We work very well alongside professionals who focus on those areas of expertise : )

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View our contractor profiles and a form to get in touch. Or contact our Lead, Chandra: contact@meshpoints.com

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Katie van den Brand
Bunbury

Former Maker + Co Director

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Andrew Outhwaite
Geraldton

Pollinators Inc Co-Founder

StartupWA Director

Regional Leadership and Innovation Award Winner

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Chandra Sundareswaran
Perth

Spacecubed Impact Manager

Social Entrepreneur

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Angie West
Geraldton

Pollinators Inc Space Lead

Nature Play Advocate

Entrepreneur

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