Trendwise Newsletter: March 2017

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The March edition of the Trendwise newsletter is here!

What an exciting, memorable month it has been for Trendwise. With the announcement of being selected in the first cohort of Australian companies for the Landing Pad in Shanghai, a great bespoke event deployment with the Perth International Arts Festival and being in attendance for two exceptional Smart City workshops. This is amongst a number of local & international installations that took place – stay tuned for more details about these in the coming months. Take a read below and get in touch with us if you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you!

Shanghai Landing Pad Announcement

As most have you would have seen from our media release last week, we are thrilled to announce that Trendwise has been selected in the very first cohort of Australian companies to participate in an acceleration program at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s (Austrade) new Landing Pad in Shanghai, China.

As part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, five ‘innovation hubs’, also known as Landing Pads, have been established in San Francisco, Berlin, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Shanghai.The Landing Pads give Australian entrepreneurs access to a network of contacts and opportunities across the globe. Trendwise is taking part in an intensive residency at an established co-working space and receiving tailored business development assistance from Austrade. In Shanghai, the program consists of a 90-day placement at the XNode co-working space. XNode and their ‘Xelerator’ program host some of the world’s most innovative technology startups, providing in-market business development, mentorship and partnership opportunities.

Clinton House has said, “The first weeks here in Shanghai have opened my eyes wider than they’ve ever been. The scale of the opportunity that exists for Australian companies in China is enormous.”

“Austrade has assembled a world-class network here and I am excited to see what the next few months bring.”

For more information on Landing Pads visit:
http://www.australiaunlimited.com/landing-pads

Exclusive Event with Honourable Steven Ciobo MP

Clinton House attended an exclusive event in Shanghai, China with the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Honourable Steven Ciobo MP.

Currently in his third front bench role in the foreign affairs and trade portfolio, Mr Ciobo led a delegation of industry leaders to key trading partners and supported economic integration in China through private sector-led growth.

The minister heard about the role of Trendwise in understanding economic impact and return on tourism marketing investment.

Smart City Workshops 

Roundtable Discussion

  • City of Melville – 9th March 2017

We were honoured to be invited to the Culture Leaders Roundtable Discussion at the City of Melville to share our perspective in the smart city environment.

Clinton House attended as a representative from Trendwise and was amazed at the great ideas that were generated from the day.

The City of Melville has partnered with cultural research firm, Project Sisu, to undertake a cultural planning project. This initial roundtable encouraged insights, critical commentary and imagination from a select group of professionals to stretch the cities thinking and ambition that will inform their ultimate cultural strategy and plan.

Smart City Readiness Workshop

  • City of Canning – 10th March 2017

Trendwise director Greg Riebe and Head of Communications, Ajay Johnson attended a daylong workshop facilitated by Adam Beck from the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand at the City of Canning. This workshop was put into place to help its community of stakeholders understand the opportunities to enhance the sustainability outcomes of the city by embracing technology, data and intelligent design.

“It was great to be involved in the initial session of transitioning the City of Canning into a Smart City,” said Ajay Johnson.

“Trendwise works best when it is installed from the beginning, capturing before, during & after data, therefore it was perfect for our technology to be discussed in the primary brainstorming session.”

For media enquiries, contact Ajay Johnson on aj@inhg.co or 0414 136 946.