The new co-working space, Collab4Good, will foster the opportunity to be an incubator of connecting customers to products and services with a purpose, as well as providing real time experience for social innovators and entrepreneurs.
The Collab4Good model is being driven by four of Adelaide’s leading female social entrepreneurs, Louise Nobes, KIK Innovation, Sarah Gunn, GOGO events, Amy Orange, Harvest Fair and Moira Deslandes’ Chooks SA, who will ignite the first of its kind co-working space in Adelaide.
This space is a part of the temporary activation program at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site and will be the first co-working hub in South Australia to be exclusively dedicated to incubating, accelerating, making and selling products and services to stimulate the purpose economy.
Renewal SA, General Manager, People and Place Management, Georgina Vasilevski said, “This initiative is part of Renewal SA’s ongoing commitment to social inclusion and support for the growing group of entrepreneurs locating to the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
“The new co-working hub is an opportunity to bring together like-minded entrepreneurs to work as a catalyst for social change.”
Supporting this niche co-working space is a part of Renewal SA’s plan to transform the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site into a Creation and Innovation Neighbourhood that will create high-value jobs and industries securing the future for generations of South Australians to come.
The former Royal Adelaide Hospital site will offer a range of different opportunities across the innovation and start-up ecosystem bringing together the best of Adelaide’s existing start-up programs and key players including entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, students and service providers.
KIK Coffee opened it’s doors at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site last November, in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program. KIK Coffee is a part of a youth entrepreneurial program, with a mission to tackle long term unemployment and the increasing disengagement among youth.
Renewal SA’s Works Program works with a variety of project partners, training providers and interest groups to benefit whole communities. Since established in 2008, Renewal SA’s Works Program training and employment initiatives have led to more than 1370 jobs for local people across Renewal SA’s urban renewal projects.
There are three types of training and employment under the Works Program: employment and work experience opportunities in Renewal SA-managed contracts; engagement, training and employment programs and live training sites using Renewal SA-owned land to provide local on-site training models for registered training organisations.