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Insights into a Churchill Fellowship - Brodie McCulloch

We recently caught up with Brodie McCulloch, Managing Director of Social Innovation in Western Australia (SiiWA), upon his return from his Churchill Fellowship overseas. Read about his experience below:

 

What is a Churchill Fellowship?

The Churchill Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill the great world leader.  

A Churchill Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented Australian Citizens to travel overseas in search of excellence, new ideas and innovation.

The high regard globally for a Churchill Fellowship provides a pathway for Fellows to access industry leaders from across the world, enabling the exchange of knowledge, technology and experience for the benefit of Australian society.

 

Can you tell us about your experience?

I visited Vancouver, San Francisco, New York, London, Singapore and Hong Kong to explore innovative models to scale social impact and to learn from some of the most progressive organisations around Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The Churchill Fellowship put my thinking about how to support entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems forward at least 10 years and has already provided me with opportunities to turn the new insight into action.

 

How do you intend to share the results of your Fellowship with the community?

I have already started doing talks with organisations and individuals who would find value in the research I conducted. You can read the draft report here and ultimately this will be published to the Churchill Trust website. Also we will be holding an open forum at Spacecubed in October during the Change Maker festival to present the report and discuss as a community how to put some of the ideas into action. Follow www.siiwa.org for more info on that.