The role of the city as an innovation incubator

Councillor Jess Scully spoke at the City Ignite Summit earlier this week about the role that cities can play in supporting and encouraging innovation.

For digital economies and the startup industry to thrive, we know that physical space is critical. Innovation arises when skills and ideas collide.

That’s why Ultimo-Pyrmont is our most successful innovation precinct – with the highest density of tech startups in in Australia (that’s 51.9 startups per square kilometre).  We’re also working to establish co-working space in the CBD to further support our innovation ecosystem.

It’s all part of creating a globally competitive city as part of our long-term strategy, Sustainable Sydney 2030.