Inspiring Australia NSW supported Australia’s first Regional Innovation Week held in the Bega Valley in 2016. An initiative cofounded by the local Science Hub in partnership with a range of new technology and business partners, its aim was to build digital skills and create jobs.
Entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts joined ecologists, schools and business leaders at a range of events. Questacon’s Smart Skills team was on hand to present free robotics and coding activities alongside a Sea Change StartUp Camp designed to develop novel solutions to local challenges.
This initiative sparked an ongoing series of free coding and IT events at local branches of the Bega Valley Library and was instrumental in leading to the establishment of the Bega Innovation Hub in 2019.