Monthly Archives: December 2017

Innovation – what does this actually mean for our community?

Last month’s article was titled “Sidney has become the Industry Innovation Capital for Vancouver Island”. This topic generated numerous conversations amongst my network, specifically questioning how to define & explain innovation based principles within a community context. Key to understanding the “Innovation Definition” is knowing that it doesn’t simply apply to technology based applications & tools. Recently there has been considerable regional economic development activity involving the Innovation Brand with the South Island Prosperity Project applying for Federal Smart Communities funding opportunities and VIATEC announcing participation within the newly formed Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network, a Partnership to fuel Innovation. Continue reading