To celebrate Adelaide’s Entrepreneurs Week, the ECIC is holding an event to celebrate the achievements of and learn from some of Adelaide’s most successful ‘Young Guns’.
This event will gather a unique group of entrepreneurs together who know what it takes to succeed when youth can overpower the constraints of conservatism.
Young Guns: ‘How to succeed as [...]

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Preparations are under way for the Forum – Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Great Places to Create Business to be held on the 3rd February, 2015 prior to the formal opening of the ACERE research conference program. Interest levels are high and we have Cr Houssam Abiad from Adelaide City Council to open the forum and Minister Susan [...]

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The world’s most innovative thinkers are coming to Melbourne!
Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific is the premiere conference for those passionate about creativity, innovation, leadership and change. Ci2015 will deliver world class creative and innovation leadership and pragmatic solutions. It will offer credible forecasts, strategies and practices to help transform you and the leadership of organisations. [...]

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In December, ECIC launched the Australian Cluster Observatory at an event in the Barossa Valley attended by the Hon Susan Close, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation. The Australian Cluster Observatory is an interactive web-based data analytics tool and cluster organisation network platform modelled on European and USA initiatives. It provides business executives, regional and industry [...]

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And last, but not least, the Australian eChallenge officially launches into France in 2015, offering French students an opportunity to launch their entrepreneurial ventures in South Australia. Over a 12 week team period, teams from Universities throughout France are offered help in the form of a series of workshops and the support of a mentor [...]

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In 2015, I am also pleased to welcome the ThincLab, the University’s Business Incubator currently based at Thebarton, into the City to be co-located with the ECIC on North Terrace. This is a fantastic opportunity for students of the University who have great business ideas and are ready to take them to the next stage, [...]

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Following on from the successful South Africa Study Tour in 2015, ECIC plan to expand the Study Tour offerings to include Japan and Europe in 2015. Students will visit the University of Hiroshima on the Japan Study Tour, which will have a focus on Entrepreneurship. Students heading to Europe will go to France (Paris and [...]

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In 2015, we will welcome two new Academic Staff members to the ECIC.
Professor Frank Schultmann comes to us from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His areas of expertise include project management, complex systems, logistics and supply chain management, construction management, and sustainability.
Dr Scott Gordon will also join the ECIC as a lecturer in Entrepreneurship. [...]

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Work on the Digital Enterprise project has progressed well during 2014. This is a national programme funded by the Australian Government Department of Education. The lead institution is UniSA.
The program is aimed at groups of young people aged 10 to 35 who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities. Through challenging and developing their IT [...]

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ECIC had three students graduate with their PhDs in 2014. Well done! These can be viewed at the links below.
Dr Gary Hancock – For love or money?: understanding the dynamics of within-family finance for a start-up enterprise: a phenomenological investigation.
Dr Ronald Grill – Interpreting the emergence and development of high technology electronics industry clusters in [...]

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