Although we’re racing towards the end of the year, week 51 still packs a bunch of updates from across the coworking world.
From a mega-contract in Ireland, to a coworking research milestone, to a Berlin merger and more.
Here’s the coworking stories and conversations you may have missed this week….
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Following a competitive process, Dogpatch Labs, supported by its regional partners Portershed Galway, Republic of Work Cork, and RDI Hub Kerry have been awarded a €17M contract by the Irish government to manage the NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) service for the next five years.
Ignite, one of the UK’s most active regional accelerators, also supported the bid and will provide international support and knowledge sharing with the network.
Alongside the RGCS Symposium, the Coworking Library ran a challenge and events with the ultimate goal to make coworking research more accessible and show the variety of perspectives on coworking research.
Konrad Putzier puts across some excellent insights into how a volatile coworking sector could affect the whole office market in a reversal from it’s previous affect of increasing officer rents and real-estate prices. (We’ll look past the hyphens in coworking, this time).
I dive into the why and how of starting a coworking alliance, as well as some advice from alliance-leaders like Ashley Proctor, Jeannine van der Linden, Katharine Chestnut, Jacob Sayles and where to get peer-support for your local alliance efforts.
Huckletree has announced a new programme in which they’ll choose two entrepreneurs to award with a year of office space, mentorship, and educational programming to help them succeed in 2021.
It’s been announces that the 2 year old Ringbahn Coworking space will become a St. Oberholz location this month. The combined location will now be know as St. Ringbahn.
Mike LaRosa shares his thoughts with digital nomads & remote workers about the growing trend of platforms and workspaces offering gift cards for access and membership.
He also shares examples from Dayhouse Coworking, LOKAL Tbilisi, The Corner Coworking, Bar d’Office, Alkaloid Networks, WorkSmart and Deskpass.