Launch of Digital Work Hub Project Research Report
Establishing a network of digital work hubs across South-East Queensland could provide the catalyst for revitalising suburban and regional areas by attracting businesses and knowledge workers who choose to live there, according to a research report to be launched in Brisbane on 6 December.
The key findings and recommendations from the report ‘Digital Work Hubs: An Activation Framework for South East Queensland’ will be presented following a year-long collaborative project between five Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees (Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, Logan/Redland, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast).
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Digital Work Hubs are vibrant workspaces equipped with the latest information and telecommunication technology, meeting room facilities, event space, kitchens and cafes.
“These workspaces are digitally connected, exciting and ‘Google-esque’ in style,” RDA Gold Coast CEO Ian Pritchard said.
“They allow independent workers such as freelancers, consultants, home-based business operators as well as employees from large private and public organisations to work in a collaborative, creative and connected environment which is close to their home.”
Mr Pritchard said the Digital Work Hub research project provided the opportunity to capture the productivity and social gains from offering these workers the opportunity to work close to home rather than having to live near head office.
“While teleworking from home is now well established, collaborative workspaces are a rapidly emerging area.”
Mr Pritchard said the aim of the Digital Work Hub Project was to examine the opportunities and challenges for establishing a network of digital work hubs across South-East Queensland (SEQ).
The report proposes a nine-point plan:
Who will benefit from the project research:
The launch of the research report has already attracted about 100 people representing the public and private sector, investors, operators and general community. Guest speakers include:
Digital Work Hub Project results launch
Date: Friday, 6 December 2013
Time: 9.30am for 10am start. 12pm networking and light lunch
Venue: The Edge (Auditorium), Brisbane State Library complex
Enquiries to Ian Pritchard 0431 402 919