In case you haven't heard, with all the tweets, posts, blogs and noise lately, there's something grand going on in Launceston.
The Macquarie House Innovation Hub (MHIH) development, part of The Catalyst Project, is a proposal to convert the historic building into a hybrid coworking space, a burgeoning trend in the new digital economy to create flexible workplaces for innovators, startups and growing businesses. Tasmanian entrepreneurs from all industry sectors will have the opportunity to take their place in the exploding international innovation and startup scene.
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The MHIH follows a model of ‘space regeneration’, epitomising a new model of coworking, where newly formed start-ups work alongside established high-growth businesses in long-term offices, and fresh-faced freelancers and smaller-scale entrepreneurs work from a flexible short-term shared space.
The MHIH initiative aims to establish a world-class collaborative workspace and innovation hub in the center of Launceston, giving Tasmania a business support facility on a par with similar spaces in Australia and internationally.
The Catalyst Project news page is aflood with news about coworking developments, how they work, where they work, who's backing them and what makes them work.
If you're into coworking and want to see this project thrive in Tasmania, lend your support by signing up to the newsletter, participating in social media (twitter, facebook, LinkedIn dialogue and even, write a letter of support to show how much this means to you and our future economy (if you're that fired up!).
StartupTasmania is behind this project all the way - stay tuned for news and developments.