Last week saw us celebrate Adelaide’s first Entrepreneurs’ Week, with the ECIC hosting and sponsoring a number of events as part of this great initiative.
A Brand South Australia initiative, Entrepreneurs’ Week showcased Adelaide’s opportunity-rich environment, the unique support programs available to entrepreneurs, the importance of intrapreneurship, as well as success stories from our thriving start-up […]

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An innovative approach is being taken to one of the biggest ‘wicked’ issues facing Australia’s population – healthy ageing – with the establishment of a new Ageing Well Think Tank, bringing together expertise in health and business.
Officially launched in Adelaide this morning, the new Ageing Well Think Tank & Innovation Collaborative is an initiative of […]

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Postgraduate students studying in the ECIC have the option of completing a number of courses online in 2015.
Studying online has many benefits, including:
– Flexibility, study in your own time, around other commitments
– Develops time management skills
– Less commuting
– Taught by the same lecturers as on campus.
Contact the Postgraduate Student Hub on 8313 6455 or at […]

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Do leaders of successful and adaptive organisations think differently? Yes, according to the ECIC’s organisational and neural complexity specialist.
Dr Fiona Kerr says while it’s common knowledge that a leader plays a critical role in the success of a company, the research she conducted as part of her PhD (based on 25-years’ experience) uncovered how strong […]

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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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