Theme 1: Innovation and commercialisation. To foster innovation to grow successful companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this theme?

by Community Engagement Officer 1, over 2 years ago
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

  • Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct – globally competitive precinct driving knowledge, innovation and commercialisation
  • Open Data Access Project – facilitate and accelerate access to data to build the IT and software development industry globally
  • Citywide Innovation & Commercialisation Network – create a connected network of entrepreneurs to commercialise innovative ideas and generate successful start up companies

This consultation has concluded.

  • sierra-suemi over 6 years ago
    Would you be interested in employing my son in the IT area. He is very good at Websites and Graphics etc. and is in need of work in this area or some other capacity.Also I am one of the Gold Coasts top Artists and have created a Watercolour Painting of the Gold Coast and wondered if the appropriate person or department in the Council would like to view it and perhaps purchase it for the Council....... someone's office, Foyer area or such. Its size is 38" x 26" framed. Price $1500.My mobile 0412 795 272 .................. Sierra-Sue Mitchell
  • Myloop over 6 years ago
    In a recent speech to Americans, Obama said "We must, as a nation, do what we are good at; identify great ideas and take a risk". I agree. America is taking startup ideas and inventions from under our nose on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia because we are too timid to take a risk on startups. Most of the great new ideas will come from new and innovative thinkers (startups), not from successful companies. Successful companies are best at investing in improving great ideas. Tom peters once said, (excuse the language) "Nearly 100% of innovation is invented by people who are supremely pi**ed-off by the way things are". How do we identify and mobilise these people to our benefit? How can we arrest the bleeding of our knowledge, innovation and IP?