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Monthly Archives: November 2014

10 December 2014 | ExpertsIn – Clusters, Competitiveness and Co-operative Advantage

Join us for the next instalment of our Experts In lecture series, featuring a free public lectures by visiting Swedish Academic Dr Göran Lindqvist titled ‘Clusters, Competitiveness and Co-operative Advantage’.
Industry clusters are groups of similar and related firms in a defined geographic area that share common markets, technologies and worker skill needs. The Barossa Valley […]

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16 December 2014 | Launch of the Australian Cluster Observatory – Agglomeration, clusters and observatories

Please join us in the Barossa Valley where the Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Susan Close MP, will officially launch the Australian Cluster Observatory. Dr Lindvqist will give a presentation titled ‘Agglomeration, clusters and observatories’ at the launch, which will be followed by refreshments and networking.
Industry clusters are groups of similar and related firms in […]

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Australian eChallenge Finals – It’s a Wrap

Last Thursday saw the culmination of the Australian eChallenge for 2014 with an awards dinner at the Adelaide Oval with competition finalists, their families and supporters, sponsors and University staff.
It was a fantastic event that was enjoyed by all in attendance. The huge turn out on the night demonstrates the great support for local innovation […]

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Opinion, Dr Allan O’Connor – the Purpose of Entrepreneurship Education, and How it is Supported by the University Sector.

A recent paper by Tim Mazzarol for the Centre of Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation prompts a number of questions that relate to the purpose of entrepreneurship education, and how it is supported by the university sector. Mazzarol argues that there is too little by way of policy support for the development of entrepreneurship, innovation and […]

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The Countdown is on for the winners!

After months of hard work, planning and pitching the countdown is on. The winners of Australia’s premier university entrepreneurial competition will be announced at the  Dinner to be held Thursday 13 November at the Adelaide Oval.
The quality of entries for this year’s competition has been incredible. In the lead up to unveiling the winners, here […]

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Myth Busted: Family Financing is Anything But Foolish

ECIC academic, Dr Gary Hancock, has explored the age old question of ‘should I source money from my family when financing a new business venture’ in his PHD thesis, with surprising results.
Dr Hancock found that family financing was more common than people may think, with over 83% of Australian entrepreneurs who require some finance to […]

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