Christchurch has spent the last year moving steadily into full rebuild mode. As part of this, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has created a business case for a new Innovation Precinct.
BizDojo has been part of the team developing the Master Planning strategy for the precinct, led by our good friends at Architectus. We’ve been supplying expert advice on “building innovation environments”… what it takes to create, connect, and sustain places that generate original business concepts and fast-track growth.
This has been an exciting project, which has allowed us to share some of our unique IP about what makes collaborative environments tick. We’ve supplied thinking on the types of organisations the precinct needs, how it should be set up, and what types of facilities will help deliver results.
The final report has just gone to MBIE, and we’re excited to see what happens from here.
This work connects strongly with our innovation environment work for other cities and regions, including Auckland and Queensland. It also ties in with our own plans to open a BizDojo in Christchurch. We’re planning to be part of the Chch Precinct when it opens… and possibly much sooner.
We’ll keep you posted as our plans take shape!