In November, myself, along with Gary Hancock and Diana Lucic led a group of students to South Africa on ECIC’s “Entrepreneurship Experience Study Tour”. We visited Johannesburg, the apartheid museum, Soweto including the Kliptown Youth Program, and the Kruger National Park as part of the tour, and students were really taken outside their comfort zone [...]

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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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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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