What We Do for Cities and States

Innovation Collective creates powerful innovation economies in cities that often feel like they are falling behind. In a day and age where most municipalities are coping with the realities of the changing economic landscape, Innovation Collective helps them seize unique opportunities that create new forms of innovation and economic prosperity. An estimated 42% of jobs we know today will not exist in 20 years. Innovation Collective transforms cities into inclusive research and development communities by rebranding their economies, importing experts and activating humans. Stopping the brain drain is possible.

 
 
Article in Sunset Magazine about the tech community in Coeur d'Alene. 

Article in Sunset Magazine about the tech community in Coeur d'Alene. 

rebranding economies

Through our proven method of economic rebranding, Innovation Collective works in conjunction with community leaders, established businesses, educators, elected officials and local citizens to create a unique brand for each city with which we partner. We help communities establish a brand around specific technological verticals and then promote that community around the world as an up and coming hub of research and development. We provide and place content on behalf of the cities we work with via media outlets such as Bloomberg, Fast Company, Virgin Media, LinkedIn, Forbes and many others. Additionally, through local experiences, festivals, education and local media we create a grass roots buzz around your city's rebranded economy and drive the collective thinking of your citizens to focus them on the innovations of tomorrow.


Importing Experts

We believe when a town begins to embrace new exponential technologies as a future economy, that it is important to make sure they are mentored by the leading thinkers in the space. Because of that belief, we fly in experts from around the world all year long and introduce them to the business leaders, students, entrepreneurs and government officials in your area. This creates a mutually beneficial mentorship model. An additional strategic benefit of making these experts “friends” of a fledgling economy is that they begin to talk about the town and the companies to their personal circles of experts. This creates believers and curiosity about this odd small town economy focused on a high tech sector. Imagine your town hosting a three-day festival focused on a technology vertical with experts from companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, SpaceX, Microsoft, Tesla, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Oracle, Adobe, TechStars, Singularity University and many more.

Branding and marketing experts who work with fortune 100 clients teach a packed room at an Innovation Collective event. 

Branding and marketing experts who work with fortune 100 clients teach a packed room at an Innovation Collective event. 


A community leader facilitates a "great 8" leadership session with developing leaders.

A community leader facilitates a "great 8" leadership session with developing leaders.

Activate Humans

Human flourishing is the key to establishing a strong community and innovation economy. Innovation Collective cultivates human flourishing for citizens by creating environments to explore ideas they have, seek help in personal and professional growth, and to find like minded citizens seeking more out of life. 

When describing our culture, we refer to it as an inclusive research and development community.

Henry David Thoreau is attributed with the quote, “Most men live quiet lives of desperation.” The Innovation Collective exists to prove Thoreau wrong.