The initial 100 days may be over, but HBNC’s Illuminate initiative continues to spark innovative ideas and learnings throughout the community.

The Illuminate Outcomes Snapshot report reveals Illuminate: 100 Days of Innovation and Creativity, had an overwhelmingly positive impact, helping to build a culture of innovation on the Fraser Coast.

A total of 1368 attendees took part in 126 workshops, events and interactive learning experience throughout the months of May, June and July, 2023.

Data gathered from workshop attendees and facilitators showed the Illuminate initiative helped build skills and confidence, while supporting local business to network and grow.

Key findings from the surveys include:

  • 85% of participants increased their skills and knowledge
  • 85% of attendees reported increased self-confidence
  • 80% of presenters said Illuminate helped improve their business networks
  • 100% of presenters would facilitate at future Illuminate events.

Read the full report