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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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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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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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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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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How do we create vibrant places that stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship? Is this even possible?
To help answer this question, we are inviting  entrepreneurs, business leaders, service providers, policy-makers and representatives of industry and regional development agencies to get together and learn more about how each of us can influence the effectiveness of Adelaide’s unique entrepreneurial [...]

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In 2015, the ECIC will be the proud sponsors of the 2015 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurial Research Exchange (ACERE) conference. Now in its 11th year, the conference will be held between 3-6 February 2015 at the University of Adelaide and will bring together some of the worlds’ leading entrepreneurial researchers to share and discuss their [...]

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The University of Adelaide students will now have access to high level mentoring and support to commercialise their big idea with the newly launched ThIncLab Commercialisation Accelerator.
The ThIncLab Commercialisation Accelerator assists innovative and entrepreneurial postgraduate students to unlock the commercial potential of research, business concepts or services. This involves online training, workshops and access to [...]

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Last Thursday, Bonython Hall was taken over by up and coming entrepreneurs for the Australian eChallenge Venture Showcase. The Venture Showcase provided an opportunity for all participants in the competition to exhibit their big idea and respond to the questions of judges and guests.
The range of ideas on display was fantastic! The participants this year [...]

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Here is a great opportunity for University of Adelaide students as well as past and current eChallenge participants to gain valuable experience in the commercialisation process, and win start-up funding and technical support to commercialise your idea!
Hills Australia, the creators of the iconic Hills Hoist, aims to encourage the next generation of innovators and support [...]

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