Welcome to our Regional Innovation Program Newsletter. As you may be aware, Sunshine Coast was the first region to receive the Queensland Government's Advancing Regional Innovation funding.
The funding was made possible by the partnership of over 26 organisations across the region with the application being coordinated and driven by Sunshine Coast Council, Noosa Council and Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast.
We have started the planning for the Regional Innovation Program and we are keen to keep our partners up to date with the progress.
Recruitment of the Regional Innovation Coordinator
The program will be coordinated by the Regional Innovation Coordinator (RIC). We are calling for EOIs for the position via SEEK, please promote the position to your networks. The position description and further information will be available on: www.digitalsunshinecoast.com.au
View SEEK listing
Innovation project and funding application
Existing #SCRIPT partners and potential project partners will be eligible to apply for funding support for innovative projects. Following the appointment of the Regional Innovation Coordinator further details about the process and the eligibility criteria will be released.
Advancing Regional Innovation Program funding agreement
The program is funded by the Queensland Government and we are currently finalising documentation and reporting mechanisms.
An initial Steering Committee is being established and we are also working on the governance documentation to support the program with the help of the Sunshine Coast Council Governance team.
Project Management and Communication
A project plan has been drafted and we will keep everyone up to date via this email newsletter and also on the landing pages of Digital Sunshine Coast website www.digitalsunshinecoast.com.au. Please forward this email newsletter to interested parties and ask them to subscribe to our email alerts.
Launch of Program - date claimer
We are planning a formal launch of the Regional Innovation Program on Monday 9th October, from 5pm so please save this date. We will send further details via a separate email invitation.