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Staffing Changes

Staffing changes present exciting opportunities

As we embark into 2017, I would like to share with you some changes in regards to Samille  Mitchell and Andrew Outhwaite’s roles within Pollinators, and the exciting opportunities  these changes will likely create. Sadly, Samille has recently tendered her resignation as Community Lead. With a recent  change in family circumstances and commitment to growth […]

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Young entrepreneurs to get help transforming dreams to reality

Young people with big ideas and entrepreneurial dreams now have the chance to make their dreams a reality. As part of the Greater Geraldton Investment Showcase, young people will be able to attend a three-hour intensive workshop to help them take the first steps towards becoming innovators and entrepreneurs. The Youngpreneur Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship […]

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Mapping future for innovation hubs

A group of can-do Mid West collaborators are planning the future of innovation hubs and spaces in Geraldton. The group of influencers, creatives, business leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at Pollinators’ CityHive on Friday September 16 to consider future physical spaces to enable innovation in our region. Using CityHive coworking space as a case study, the group […]

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Pollinators provides regional voice for innovation

Pollinators was a regional voice for innovation at the State Innovation Summit in Perth on July 28. Pollinators Learning Lead Andrew Outhwaite was invited to join as an ‘Innovation Leader’ to advise the Minister on how to position Western Australia to prosper in this era of rapid global change. Pollinators webcast the summit to its CityHive location […]

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Calling Mid West’s brightest to get creative at GovHack

Pollinators is calling on the Mid West’s brightest to get creative with government data during GovHack, in Geraldton from July 29 to 31. The GovHack competition is about encouraging and celebrating our technical and creative capacity, connecting citizens with government, and building on the social and economic value of open data published by government. Put […]

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Innovators to bring fine dining to Geraldton

Two Pollinators members plan to capitalise on the city’s local produce to showcase the region, provide a fine-dining experience and raise funds for innovation, with plans afoot for a team of travelling chefs to offer a degustation experience in an iconic Geraldton location. The duo discussed plans for such a dining experience at Pollinators’ LunchTime […]

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Goodness Festival 2016

Goodness Festival to Inspire

Pollinators and partners have met to plan a range of inspiring science, sustainability and innovation activities during the 2016 Goodness Festival in Geraldton. Held over National Science Week from August 14th to 21st, the Goodness Festival brings together a kaleidoscope of exhibits, activities and presentations aimed at thrilling participants with the wonders of science and innovation. Last […]

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Pollinators Re-structure for Growth

In early 2016, the Pollinators Board, supported by Farlane and Pracsys, finalised work on a new Strategic Business Plan to guide Pollinators’ growth over the next 5 years. Through consultations with members and partners and via Board and staff workshops, several challenges facing Pollinators were identified that must be addressed to deliver on our mission […]

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Unveiling a plan for innovation

Pollinators has unveiled its plan to make the region a national leader in innovation. Pollinators Chairman Paul Dyer launched the Pollinators’ Five-Year Strategic Business Plan at the Pollinators AGM on Friday. Mr Dyer said the rise in startup enterprises spelled exciting times for Pollinators and its mission to nurture healthy, resilient communities. “Startup enterprises soared […]

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Scinapse – Spreading the Magic of Science

The Mid West’s network of science lovers has revamped its name and released an exciting new events calendar aimed at spreading the magic of science. The former Mid West Science Engagement Group (MWSEG) is now called Scinapse, and has unveiled a host of exciting new initiatives aimed at enabling everyday people to become swept up […]

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Pollinators plans to lead regional innovation for years to come

Pollinators is welcoming Mid West residents to join it in its push to ensure the region is at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship. The incorporated social enterprise is conducting its Annual General Meeting at 5pm on Friday April 29, at which it will unveil plans to guide the region to become a national leader in innovation. […]

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Growing comedy troupe finds home in new CreativeHub

Geraldton’s local comedians and performers are moving into a new home in the West End of Geraldton’s Marine Tce today. The Comedy Emporium have taken up a 4 year lease in  Pollinators’ new CreativeHub, converting part of the derelict space into a home for performing arts. The rear of the old ‘Salvos’ building at 189 […]

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Pollinators Communication Policies

Pollinators communication policies

When do Pollinators newsletters come out? As a member, how do I communicate with and through Pollinators? Do Pollinators value influencing policy ahead of helping individual members ventures?  Thanks to members asking exactly these questions, Pollinators recently finalised updated Communication Policies. These new documents are will be a useful reference for all members, partners. These policies and the draft ‘Minimum Service Standards’ will […]

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Pollinators Business Planning for 2016 and Beyond

Post authored by Paul Dyer, Pollinators Chairperson. In mid-January I and other Directors and staff met to progress works commenced twelve months ago on developing a Strategic Business Plan for the organisation. We have been generously supported in this work by Pracsys, with Jason McFarlane facilitating the most recent session. The work with Pracsys and Jason builds on the Pollinators past and […]

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