108. Jemma Iles – Lightbox Group & AIMI

We talk with Jemma Iles, who has been working in, and promoting, innovation across various industries including local and state government for the past 20 years.

Jemma is also one of the people bringing the new ‘Australian Innovation Management Institute’ (AIMI) to Australia.

How can governments and corporates best innovate? What can they learn from startups? How can governments and corporates best assist startups and the local innovation ecosystem?

“I’d love to see more public sector officers in the startup ecosystem. I think there’s lots to learn, and probably one of the biggest things I learnt in my roles in government was spending listening to the challenges that startups face, and being able to find a pathway to help them to access grants and funding, or just support, to bring their businesses to life.” ~ Jemma Iles

For more: https://aiminstitute.org.au and https://thelightboxgroup.com.au


Co-hosts: Danelle Cross (Curtin University) and Chris Tan (Spacecubed).

Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Tekkon.

Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging.