News and Events from the ECIC

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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Australian eChallenge alumni Heather Day faced off with the Shark Tank judges and walked away with a $50,000 deal for her luxe, flavoured butters. Naomi Simson, RedBalloon founder, saw the potential for Hey Day Butter and competed with fellow judge Steve Baxter for equity in Heather’s business.
Heather, also a former MasterChef contestant, clearly has a […]

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Curious about advancements in asset management? The Asset Management Council Adelaide Chapter will be hosting an event with three key presenters. Two of the presenters – Assoc Prof Indra Gunawan and current PhD student Mr Seyed Ashkan Zargham – are from the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC).
Assoc Prof Gunawan will discuss how the latest […]

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Our 2016 Australian eChallenge winner, Life Whisperer, just collected yet another accolade. The AIIA awards recognises progress and development in the area of ICT and rewards those at the cutting edge of innovation. Life Whisperer collected both the Start-up of the Year and the Big Data/Machine Learning Innovation of the Year and will represent SA […]

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As part of the University of Adelaide Business School’s partnership with AmCham we are thrilled to announce the next installment of the ChangeMaker series. Professor Noel Lindsay Director of ECIC and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) will share his knowledge on innovation, and key tips for taking an idea and turning it into a successful […]

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship Adelaide will support the launch activity by Brand South Australia of Entrepreneurs Week 2017 and will run as an additional and optional event in Adelaide’s Convention Centre from 1pm to 4:30pm on Monday 3rd July 2017. The event will be free to all those attending and will be promoted through a number of […]

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Winners of this year’s University of Adelaide Australian eChallenge France proved that the competition is a springboard for innovative problem-solving and tackling current real world problems.
The competition is not only an avenue for launching new businesses, it’s also an opportunity for tertiary students to develop global awareness and citizenship, which is a critical asset in […]

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This July, 16 students stepped out of their classroom and into some of top universities and organisations across Europe to focus on new insights in Project Management linked with the latest trends in production technology and engineering. The Study Tour program gave them the opportunity to witness firsthand project management in action at mega factories […]

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