These disadvantaged and disconnected groups are also the least to be engaged in the digital economy, technology and the startup ecosystems in regional and remote areas throughout Australia.
Yet the digital ecosystem offers geographical bridges and can bring opportunities to these area and allows people in these locations opportunities to become change-makers of tomorrow.
In an effort to advocate and actively reshaping digital innovation and inclusion we established DHIVE which aims to inform, raise awareness and open a discussion about the concept of developing an Indigenous led digital innovation and inclusion incubator for Far North Queensland.
DHIVE is reshaping the discussion around technology, startup and innovation.
Our approach is simply, and that in an ever connected world that we must also look outside of the BlackBox which sometimes constrains us as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and look towards connecting to other disadvantaged and disconnected groups across the globe.
The concept brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, refugees, new migrants and people of disability together to educate, inspire, create and empower each other in a digital connected world with community and sustainability at the forefront.
An important key focus of what we do as an Indigenous led digital innovation hub is the digital and tech disadvantages of our own people.