Creative Environment Strategies
Increasingly, creative startups, incubators and accelerators around the world are clustering around leading-edge companies and institutions. By creating shared value, place-making has much to offer – it can play an important role in an integrated strategy designed to attract, retain and cultivate talent; to improve networking and communication flows between innovators; to make a memorable destination distinct, an ‘innovation hub’.
Making innovation visible, tangible and public, SPACE-2 Consulting can help accomplish goals whilst mitigating, sharing and externalising costs, to provide a greater return on investment than many conventional approaches.
SPACE-2 Consulting can assist in developing the vision and creation of a roadmap that will deliver one or more strategies or initiatives. Key questions such as how do stakeholders within the region collaborate, create opportunities and make decisions? Where does the money come from? Who has the power and influence to implement the plans and policies? To truly empower place-making as a strategy for accelerating innovation, regions must experiment with new models of governance and embrace disruptive new business models. It means planning proactively and embracing resilience, diversity, inclusion and sustainability for the benefit of business owners, workers, freelancers and other end users, fostering a common sense of vision for the cluster’s future.