Tech Impact Collaborative Advances Berkshire Digital Economy
In concert with OLLI@BCC and the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC), 1Berkshire just announced a substantive body of work that assessed the tech-related assets we have across the Berkshire region and lays out an action blueprint to build a more robust digital economy.
OLLI@BCC initiated a collaborative partnership with 1Berkshire and the BIC in 2019, and we together produced a series of lectures presented by OLLI on Zoom over the past couple of years to advance regional understanding and readiness in this field of emergent tech - what is happening, why it matters, and how is it being applied. Many of you participated in these events with international thought leaders. Our lectures led to the launch of ground work to affect concrete regional progress, further advancing tech literacy with a focus on economic growth and sustainable, well-paid jobs. This initiative melds together key OLLI goals: to learn, and to contribute meaningfully to our community.
Here is the press release announcing the results of the study and recommended future actions, with an embedded link to the report and key findings.
Learn more about and register for the Innovation in the Berkshires - 2022 Virtual Lecture Series - October 12 - November 16
To access the lecture series, visit our OLLI calendar of events landing page and scroll down to prior events or go to our YouTube channel. And for additional background on the collaborative: https://berkshireinnovationcenter.com/programming/tech-impact-collaborative.
Grant funding is currently being pursued to move the collaborative forward and grow the Berkshire's tech economy. Stay tuned!
OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College