Causeway Innovation’s Founder – Colin Graham – has been invited to be a key note speaker at the 2016 Regional Futures Conference to be held in Rockhampton, 21-24 June 2016. The Conference is an initiative of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) and will be held at CQUniversity Rockhampton North campus.

Colin’s core message will be that regional centres should avoid the hype of becoming the ‘next Silicon Valley’ and use the innovation boom to grow value from their existing or potential areas of economic strength. There were daily headlines identifying towns from ‘Berlin to Bundaberg’ as the next Silicon Valley, but he will warn that the key to success for regional cities was not in mimicking the United States technology hub but instead multiplying their own areas of strength.