Capacity Building

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about” said Margaret J Wheatley, and if this is the case, then regional WA is in great hands after 21 of it’s brightest and most passionate innovation champions came together to capacity build and learn from each other over 2 days. The community builders bootcamp was facilitated by Skills of the Modern Age and focused on up-skilling regional innovation champions from the Mid West, Yanchep, South West, Wheatbelt and Great Southern.

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Katie Van Den Brand
Multi-Region EIR in 2019

In an ongoing mission to provide practical support to local innovation facilitators who deliver social benefits to regional communities, Meshpoints are excited to announce a collaborative project across 4 regions in Western Australia. This will support  innovation practitioners in the Mid West, Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern, who will then provide on-ground specialised support to startups and entrepreneurs in their regions.

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Katie Van Den Brand
Meshpoints Supporting WA

The WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has funded Meshpoints’ “Building Capacity in Regional Innovation (BCRI)” project through its Regional New Industries Fund (RNIF). The BCRI initiative expands on Meshpoints existing work in supporting and empowering regional innovators and entrepreneurs by providing mentoring and support to innovation hub operators and champions across the nine regions of Western Australia.

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Katie Van Den Brand
WA Innovation Facilitators

A passionate group of Western Australia’s Innovation Ecosystem stakeholders came together for two days (19th + 20th September, 2018) of intensive workshops, learning and fun in an effort to advance the capabilities of facilitators statewide. The program, conceived by Meshpoints and facilitated by Nate Sturcke (SOMA) was supported by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and through funding from the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program Incubator Support Initiative.

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Katie Van Den Brand
Innovation Facilitator Tour

The second annual Meshpoints Facilitator Training Tour was a great success, building on the knowledge gained through previous learning modules for our fast growing network of facilitators from across regional Western Australia, taking in innovation hubs in both the Metro and Midwest. The tour enhances work carried out by Meshpoints over the past 12 months to support strong innovation ecosystems across regional Western Australia. By recognising the unique challenges and opportunities in our regions, Meshpoints are able to engage relevant practitioners and spaces that have “been there, done that” to ensure lessons learnt aren’t lost along the way, improving sustainability and efficiency of financial spend for partners and funders alike.

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Katie Van Den Brand