This Week In Coworking: Week 51

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Mega-contract in Ireland, coworking research milestone, Berlin mergers and more. Stories and conversations you may have missed this week.

🇮🇪 Coworking network + partners win Irish gov contract.

Following a competitive process, Dogpatch Labs, supported by its regional partners Portershed Galway, Republic of Work Cork, and RDI Hub Kerry have been awarded a €17M contract by the Irish government to manage the NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) service for the next five years.

Ignite, one of the UK’s most active regional accelerators, also supported the bid and will provide international support and knowledge sharing with the network.

👉 Read more about this here.

📚 Researchers boost Coworking Library past 350 publications.

Alongside the RGCS Symposium, the Coworking Library ran a challenge and events with the ultimate goal to make coworking research more accessible and show the variety of perspectives on coworking research.

👉 Learn more about this.

🏢 WSJ dives into what the volatility of the coworking sector could mean.

Konrad Putzier puts across some excellent insights into how a volatile coworking sector could affect the whole office market in a reversal from it’s previous affect of increasing officer rents and real-estate prices. (We’ll look past the hyphens in coworking, this time).

👉 Read more about this here.

📖 Primer guide for spaces thinking of forming a local coop or alliance.

I dive into the why and how of starting a coworking alliance, as well as some advice from alliance-leaders like Ashley Proctor, Jeannine van der Linden, Katharine Chestnut, Jacob Sayles and where to get peer-support for your local alliance efforts.

👉 Read more about this here.

🇬🇧 Workspace introduces 2x Entrepreneur in Residences.

Huckletree has announced a new programme in which they’ll choose two entrepreneurs to award with a year of office space, mentorship, and educational programming to help them succeed in 2021.

👉 Learn more about this.

🇩🇪 Legendary merger of coworking brands in Berlin.

It’s been announces that the 2 year old Ringbahn Coworking space will become a St. Oberholz location this month. The combined location will now be know as St. Ringbahn.

👉 Read more about this here.

🎁 The perfect present for anyone working from home?

Mike LaRosa shares his thoughts with digital nomads & remote workers about the growing trend of platforms and workspaces offering gift cards for access and membership.

He also shares examples from Dayhouse Coworking, LOKAL Tbilisi, The Corner Coworking, Bar d’Office, Alkaloid Networks, WorkSmart and Deskpass.

👉 Read more about this here.

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📆 Coworking events.

Dec 18: Coworking Convo: Virtual Tour Strategies to Attract Members.

👉 RSVP here.

🎙 Coworking podcasts.

Bernie Mitchell & Zeljko Crnjaković chat with Johanna Voll about the Coworking Library collective challenge for more inclusion, diversity and equality.

🎧 Listen to this.

Jamie Russo shares 3 pricing strategies for coworking spaces enduring tough times.

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⌨️ This week's curator.

About TWIC

ThisWeekInCoworking.com is a weekly newsletter summarizing the coworking celebrations, stories, market moves, tech updates and discussions you may have missed.

It’s curated by Hector Kolonas and available for free via email or this website with topics and trends being discussed Fridays on Clubhouse at 10:30am Eastern.

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