Gold Coast TechSpace exists to promote technology on the Gold Coast by providing a real location where people can get together to practice it. They have four areas of operation: hackspace, education, pre-incubator, and co-working. Their first focus was as a hackspace, based on the highly successful Hackerspace model. Hackerspaces are found all over the world, with thousands of groups in the US and several in Australia cities including Brisbane. They are a bunch of like minded hackers, techos’, tinkerers and professionals making innovative ideas become reality. Hackerspaces are physical spaces where people can come together and work on their own projects and collaborate with like minded individuals. It is an “incubator for brains”, effectively the inventors shed, but done in a collaborative and open way. Education: They design and delivery various educational learning sessions and workshops including to children in some school holiday periods. As a pre-incubator, they help their members and others who wish to commercialise their tech, or simply gain employment, to link to others in their co-working area, or to connect to other partner incubator organisations on the Gold Coast.

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Location: Rodina, Russia