News & Analysis

Australian space milestone achieved by students shows potential for sector

- May 23, 2016 < 1 MIN READ

The International Space Station is one of humanity’s greatest engineering triumphs, yet Australia has never had a science experiment included in this incredible laboratory. As an aerospace engineering student and space entrepreneur, I find this sad and disconcerting. How could Australia, a technologically adept and prosperous nation, be stuck on the outside looking in?

News & Analysis

FitMe wins first place in UNSW Fashionista Challenge with online sizing technology

- May 19, 2016 < 1 MIN READ

Fifteen female UNSW students were given the opportunity to innovate the online fashion industry in an exciting collaboration between UNSW Innovations, Capital W and Women in Engineering. The case was presented by Australia’s leading fashion retailer THE ICONIC and students were asked to address the challenges revolving around fitting and the transition from the bricks and mortar stores to the online market.

News & Analysis

Learnings from launching a startup while at university

- March 10, 2016 < 1 MIN READ

People always ask me what launching a tech startup while studying or working is like. It is definitely possible as long as you have a committed team with a united vision. One of the good things about doing this is that it gives you the time to test your assumptions and hypotheses.

News & Analysis

UNSW calls on startups to complete survey aimed at helping shape Australian innovation policy

- November 17, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

The survey is being run by UNSW and funded by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, who are interested in the policy implications regarding startups and and the organisations that support them. The emphasis is nominally on accelerators, but remains inclusive of organisations that provide co-working space, mentoring, seed capital, or structured workshops.

News & Analysis

UNSW to host local edition of President Bill Clinton’s Hult Prize student startup competition

- November 13, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales has been selected to host the local edition of the Hult Prize competition, with students asked to answer come up with solutions to a social challenge posed by President Bill Clinton. Held annually, the Hult Prize awards $1 million in funding to the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of the world’s toughest social challenges. This year’s challenge is focused on ‘Crowded Urban Spaces’.