Category Archives: News

Future Cities Sustainable Development Networks

January 18, 2017 / futurecin / Collaboration, News

The Future Cities Institute’s mission to drive job creation, entrepreneurship and innovation growth in regional economies aligns strongly with the United Nation’s global agenda for sustainable development from 2015 through 2030, which the UN General Assembly articulated in a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeking to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure […]

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NZ Collaborative Innovation Network

July 20, 2016 / futurecin / News

Engaged by Massey University and Microsoft New Zealand, The Future Cities Institute is helping establish The NZ Collaborative Innovation Network in support of the creation and growth of start-up companies, lifting enterprise productivity and accelerating innovation initiatives across New Zealand industry. Our key responsibilities are; facilitating network member engagement with relevant centers of innovation and […]

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Partnering with Microsoft

May 22, 2015 / futurecin / News

Since 2009 The Future Cities Institute has been partnering with Microsoft and local, regional and national governments to support the development of digital economies, improve engagement with both citizens and enterprises and accelerate innovation in local economies. This has included personally delivering the following activities across Microsoft and its partner ecosystem globally: Digital Economy Development […]

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Think Tank on Innovation – Gold Coast

December 6, 2013 / futurecin / News

It was great to host an Innovation Think Tank on the Gold Coast last week in conjunction with Business Gold Coast.    Great discussions on how to create an innovation precinct and really what attracts starts up to a particular area. Local government, industry leaders, innovation hubs, small business as well as academic were all […]

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New Professional Services Practice for Cities

October 30, 2013 / futurecin / News

The Future Cities Institute announces new professional services practice to assist cities in developing and sharing their Digital Economy Strategies and world-class solutions for innovation, citizen engagement and infrastructure. Following on from its highly success Cities Summit for Asia Pacific in May earlier this year, The Future Cities Institute announced today the launch of its […]

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Digital Bootcamp at Southern Cross Business School

July 15, 2013 / futurecin / Events, News

Get the most out of digital technologies at Digital Bootcamp! The Southern Cross Business School, in collaboration with the Future Cities Institute, invites business owners and representatives to a free interactive digital marketing ‘workout’, to be held at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast Campus, Thursday 1 August, commencing at 9am. The one–day workshop will feature a […]

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Measuring City Competitiveness: Emerging Trends and Metrics

May 21, 2013 / futurecin / Events, News

Working Paper Series 2013:  Final draft incorporating the results of the open panel discussion on City Competitiveness at the “Intelligent Cities Summit”, 6 – 7 May 2013 Author: Ms. Natalie Wojtarowicz Research Analyst, The Future Cities Institute Inc. PhD Candidate & Research Assistant, Southern Cross University There is a myriad of indexes and rankings outlining […]

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Collaboration: A 4 Step Process

April 22, 2013 / futurecin / Collaboration, News

Inter-company collaboration is now recognised to be a primary driver of competitiveness and performance. However the process of establishing and maintaining strong and fruitful collaboration between firms is not well understood and as a result most attempts to manufacture such associations fail. The primary cause of failure is that facilitators perceive collaboration from a technical […]

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Discovery Workshop – Data Security and Citizen Services

August 30, 2012 / futurecin / Events, News

Data security is the practice of keeping data protected from corruption and unauthorized access. The key focus being to ensure privacy while protecting personal, government or corporate data. With the majority of government-based interactions with citizens now moving to online portals and cloud-based platforms the importance of securing data and personal information is becoming increasingly […]

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NZ Cities Summit 2012

May 21, 2012 / futurecin / News

This week  Malcolm Fraser, CEO of the Future Cities Institute will be chairing the NZ Cities Summit 2012 being held in Auckland, New Zealand. Looks like it’s going to be a great event, with a top line-up of speakers and discussion panels, including; Hamilton Mayor – Julie Hardaker, Tauranga Mayor – Stuart Crosby, Auckland Deputy […]

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