Process and Dates

Process

Each working group will meet (virtual) three times (over two months), and then all groups  will join for a Future Summit. Working sessions will be approximately two hours in length and will be supplemented by surveys, online discussion boards, and focus group sessions, as required.

  • Meeting 1Assimilate data and analysis
    • The working group will review research and define gaps and opportunity. This will be supported by synthesis from the Task 1 and 2 reports and draw from additional studies as required.
    • Explore opportunities, ‘scope out’ issues and desired outcomes
  • Meeting 2 – Brainstorm how to Build Ecosystem
    • The working group will brainstorm and explore how to build the relevant networks and ecosystems.
    • They will examine how to activate projects and build sustainability by embedding activities in the associated institutional frameworks.
  •  Meeting 3 – Contribute to Action Plan
    • The working group will develop recommendations and input into a 5-year action plan, with a list of achievable key actions.
    • The working group will develop a strategy for ecosystem sustainability with schedules for continued meetings and timelines for working toward key objectives.

The Regional Future Summit will be held at the end of the process where working groups present their finding and recommended Action Plans.

  • Rapid polling with broader stakeholder group for vetting and approval.
  • Action plans will be incorporated into the project’s Final Report.

Dates

Wednesday 31 March – Meeting 1: Assimilate data and analysis

Start-Up Innovation Ecosystem Working Group              9:00am – 11:00am

Industry 4.0 Technologies Ecosystem Working Group     12:00pm – 2:00pm

Software Engineering Ecosystem Working Group            3:00pm – 5:00pm


Wednesday 14 April – Meeting 2: Brainstorm how to build the ecosystem

Start-Up Innovation Ecosystem Working Group              9:00am – 11:00am

Industry 4.0 Technologies Ecosystem Working Group     12:00pm – 2:00pm

Software Engineering Ecosystem Working Group            3:00pm – 5:00pm


Wednesday 28 April – Meeting 3: Contribute to Action Plan
 

The three working groups will meet at this “in person” session from              9:00am – 12:00pm


Wednesday 26 May – Future Summit           11:00am – 12:00noon

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about The Middle Georgia Innovation Project, please contact:

Angie Gheesling, Executive Director
Development Authority of Houston County
200 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Phone: (478) 923-5470
gheesling@houstoncountyga.net

 

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