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Jump Start 2016: Agrifood Focus

The initial Jump Start prototype programme was run as a collaboration between the Palmerston North City Council, Massey University, Microsoft and The Future Cities Institute in 2016, which led to the establishment of an innovation pop-up hub in the heart of Palmerston North City

2014: INNOVATION CENTER BEST PRACTICES AND ECONOMIC VALUE ADD, ASIA PACIFIC, MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE.

Malcolm Fraser from The Future Cities Institute was the Lead Researcher and Implementation Consultant responsible for creating a Local Software Economy Sustainability Framework to establish, manage and monitor innovation centers and incubators. The Project included the global network of Microsoft Innovation Centers (MICs) and supported the development of start-ups, digitally enabled businesses and entrepreneurs across Europe and Asia Pacific.

Reconstruction efforts in Christchurch have been described as world leading following a visit from the World Bank – Cities Alliance and the Future Cities Institute recently. Visiting New Zealand from Washington DC to speak at the Futures Cities Forum in Auckland, William (Billy) Cobbett, Manager World Bank - Cities Alliance Group, and as well Cantabrian expat, Malcolm Fraser, CEO of The Future Cities Institute  took time out to visit Christchurch and met with the city’s reconstruction team.

Gold Coast Workshop hosted by Future Cities to help local Software Entrepreneurs

Over 15 start up software companies participated in the newly established Microsoft Innovation Academy held on the Gold Coast recently.

This initiative, the first in Australia,  allowed the developers to gain valuable knowledge and insights on international best business practices within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, designed to help stimulate the local software industry.