News and Events from the ECIC

A onesie that can measure a baby’s heartrate and temperature. A watch that will call for help. An app that will measure wool quality – while it’s still on the sheep’s back. What could these things possibly have in common?
They are all exciting innovations coming out of the Australian eChallenge program. The Venture Showcase, […]

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Gunter Pauli has been described as “The Steve Jobs of Sustainability” (Huffington Post, September 2014). Join the Belgian entrepreneur, best-selling author and key speaker at Tesla World 2015, as he demonstrates how his ‘Blue Economy’ model can be applied across any industry sector to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem which nurtures innovation, the economy and the […]

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Australian eChallenge 2016 winners, Praxis Aeronautics, continue to go from strength to strength with their innovative solar powered drones. They have just secured $150,000 worth of funding under the State Government’s Early Commercialisation Fund which will allow them to scale up and commence commercial manufacturing and sales.
Praxis Aeronautics has created a process by which solar […]

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The ECIC’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Introduction to Project Management has made it to the finalist round in the 2017 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning!
All submissions were reviewed by an evaluation committee made up of faculty, instructional designers, college deans, and online learning directors from edX partner institutions. Next, […]

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July saw the 3rd South Australian Entrepreneurs Week take place, launched on the 3rd July, 2017. But it didn’t stop there and events were taking place before and after the week that just shows how much can be fit into seven days.
The ECIC held two events as part of Entrepreneurs Week with Accelerating Entrepreneurship Adelaide […]

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ThincLab Chalons

Applications are now open for Australian businesses – across all industries – which would like to be a part of ThincLab Châlons.
ThincLab Châlons is a dynamic space where innovators, thinkers, and disrupters can grow their businesses. In September 2017, ThincLab Châlons, will be opened in Châlons-en-Champagne, France!
Located one hour by train from Paris, ThincLab Châlons […]

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Hot on the heels of the opening of ThincLab Adelaide by Premier Jay Weatherill MP, Prof Noel Lindsay, Director ECIC and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) welcomed SA’s Minister for Investment and Trade, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP to ThincLab Singapore on 25 July.

At the event ThincLab Singapore Manager, Prakash Somosundram, himself a highly experienced entrepreneur, showed the […]

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Congratulations to Prof Paul Steffens and Dr Allan O’Connor who have secured $100,000 funding from the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science to conduct the 2017 Australian Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project. The South Australian Department of State Development has also lent its support for the project with a further $50,000.
So what is GEM?
Now […]

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Cyberattacks are now costing businesses around $500 billion per year, according to the Australian Computer Society. Cybercrime is prolific, with online fraud overtaking the commerce of Google and Facebook. The threat is very real, not only for individuals but for organisations and governments too.
This is why the eChallenge is launching its inaugural Cybersecurity stream. Kicking […]

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The Tech eChallenge headed to the farm this year with a new stream – Wool Innovation, run in conjunction Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Twelve teams took up the task, including five teams from Charles Sturt University. Between them, they unearthed novel solutions for industry-specific problems using apps, satellite imaging, high resolution cameras and infrared sensors. Experts […]

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