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  • Holger Dielenberg

Business makerspaces can bridge innovation gaps


Australia has the right legacy strengths, technological capabilities and skilled population to become a global innovation leader. However, support gaps at the grassroots are holding us back from reaching our full potential. A network of capability platforms like business makerspaces along with a changed mindset can address this.


Australia’s bias toward investing in SMEs and software apps is harming its innovation potential. Supporting innovation at the grassroots in Australia, particularly in manufacturing, will drive broad economic growth, fostering a culture of risk-taking and addressing regional disparities.


Capability platforms can filter and support our most promising grassroots innovation talent.

Business makerspaces play a vital role in supporting grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs who do not align with university, business and app-centric startup ecosystems.

By bridging skills gaps and providing inclusive access to affordable technology, capability platforms like business makerspaces are harnessing our young innovation potential and growing new iconic Australian Made innovations. Read full article

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