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News archive: 2019

Startup Weekend driving local startups forward

Startup Weekend driving local startups forward

17 September 2019

Local startup and social enterprise TABOO have formally launched their business after they won Techstars Startup Weekend 2017 hosted by UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre.

UniSA PhD students reinvent retail therapy wheel

UniSA PhD students reinvent retail therapy wheel

16 September 2019

A pair of University of South Australia (UniSA) Computer Science PhD students have taken out the 2019 Retail Game-Changer Challenge to disrupt traditional retail shopping experiences with their app, ShopTrotter.

Blog: Pursuing Product-Market Fit — by Kirk Drage

Blog: Pursuing Product-Market Fit — by Kirk Drage

2 September 2019

Product-Market Fit is the combination of a very well-defined market and a very well-designed product that “fits” the market and facilitates a hyper growth business.

UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre unveils second Venture Catalyst Space program

UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre unveils second Venture Catalyst Space program

30 August 2019

The University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) today announced that five startups will take part in its second Venture Catalyst Space program supported by the state government’s Space Innovation Fund.

MEDIA ALERT: UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre officially launches in Whyalla with two local companies accepted into the incubator program

MEDIA ALERT: UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre officially launches in Whyalla with two local companies accepted into the incubator program

20 August 2019

After months of work and preparation, dignitaries, stakeholders and community members will officially launch the new Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) at UniSA Whyalla.

Blog: Thoughts on product companies and services companies — by Terry Gold

Blog: Thoughts on product companies and services companies — by Terry Gold

29 July 2019

A product company designs and develops things – the product could be engines for trucks or software for keeping track of fleets of trucks, but that thing is then resold many times over the life of the product.

UniSA giving Whyalla Techstars the chance to shine

UniSA giving Whyalla Techstars the chance to shine

23 July 2019

The University of South Australia will host the first Techstars Startup Weekend in South Australia since 2017, at the new Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) in Whyalla, opening in August.

ICC Entrepreneur in Residence program uncovers Gold

ICC Entrepreneur in Residence program uncovers Gold

20 May 2019

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) at UniSA has today announced the appointment of Terry Gold as their second Entrepreneur in Residence to support local startups.

UniSA graduates first cohort of space industry innovators

UniSA graduates first cohort of space industry innovators

10 May 2019

Last night, five companies graduated from the State’s first space incubator program, (Venture Catalyst Space) at the 7th South Australian Space Forum, well on their way to establishing their space ventures in South Australia.

Ignite SA showcases South Australian apps to the US

Ignite SA showcases South Australian apps to the US

15 April 2019

Three local companies travelled to Denver in early April to demonstrate the growing capabilities of South Australia’s gigcity infrastructure as part of Ignite SA.

UniSA startup releases AI app to detect Parkinson’s disease

UniSA startup releases AI app to detect Parkinson’s disease

8 April 2019

A South Australia startup, Lookinglass, based at UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre has today released an artificial intelligence (AI) web app that can detect early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

Attention UniSA entrepreneurs – Venture Catalyst is back

Attention UniSA entrepreneurs – Venture Catalyst is back

26 March 2019

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre’s (ICC) Venture Catalyst program is now open for applications for innovative ideas from any industry.

Wright Technologies win South Australia’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge

Wright Technologies win South Australia’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge

19 March 2019

Venture Catalyst Space company Wright Technologies were awarded $50,000 in grant funding as the co-winners of South Australia’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge on Monday evening.

Your chance at $25,000 to revolutionise the shopping experience

Your chance at $25,000 to revolutionise the shopping experience

18 March 2019

Students, tech-stars and budding entrepreneurs in Adelaide who are keen to flex their creative muscles could be in the running to win $25,000 thanks to a UniSA competition running again in 2019.

Ping Services wins $170,000 grant

Ping Services wins $170,000 grant

1 March 2019

Venture Catalyst Space company Ping has secured a $170,000 grant as part of the Department of Industry and Skill’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

UniSA nurtures Whyalla startups with new innovation hub

UniSA nurtures Whyalla startups with new innovation hub

22 February 2019

UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) has opened a regional base at the University’s Whyalla campus - a new Whyalla innovation hub.

Applications for Venture Catalyst Space 2019 now open

Applications for Venture Catalyst Space 2019 now open

11 February 2019

The University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) have announced applications for the State’s first space incubator program Venture Catalyst Space are now open for 2019.

Introducing Taste Studios

Introducing Taste Studios

29 January 2019

After finding a common interest in nutrition and sports, they eventually joined forces to develop Eat Active, an innovative pre-prepared meal solution and marketing concept for food venues to serve healthier options for children.

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