Students at The Australian National University will now have a dedicated space to develop their startups and other innovative projects, with the opening of Square One ANU, the University's first student co-working space.
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Please join us this evening as we launch Square One ANU, the University's first student co-working space!
Come along to check out the space, meet the students who drive it, and learn how you can add to the innovation community at ANU!
When: Tuesday 20th March 2018, 6pm-8pm...
Where: Copland Courtyard, 24 Kingsley Pl
Underway with the first Research & Innovation leadership series forum - Working with Tenders. We are taking the ruthless sound of tapping on keyboards as a sign that Prof Nich Farrelly, Prof Emily Banks and Dr Dale Roberts are hitting the mark with their fabulously frank advice!
We are talking market competitiveness, how to build relationships with industry and government (especially as an early career researcher), and how to balance the demands of traditional academic work with impact-focused projects in partnership with industry and government. 🔥
As the inaugural event of the Research & Innovation Portfolio's Leadership Series, this forum is an opportunity for ANU researchers to hear about the benefits and support mechanisms available when applying for tenders.
This forum is the perfect opportunity for ANU researchers who are interested in diversifying their research funding opportunities, and want to learn more about the tender proposal and delivery process.
| WHY TENDERS? |...
As part of the University's strategy to diversify its funding, tenders offer an opportunity for ANU researchers to apply their research and expertise to projects with Industry and Government partners. Tenders provide access to a range of project opportunities for ANU researchers, such as contract research, executive education courses and consulting. Projects won through tenders often lead to research collaborations and research outcomes such as access to project data and publications.
| HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED? |
The forum will feature a number of experienced ANU researchers and professional staff who will share their extensive knowledge in writing tender proposals, and successfully delivering the projects that they generate.
The speakers will discuss a range of topics with the audience, including:
> How do I find tenders to apply for?;
> What are the financial and research benefits I can gain through working on a tender?;
> How can I lead or be a part of a cross-disciplinary tender?
> How can I increase my chances of success when writing a tender?;
> What support is available to assist with the preparation of a tender?
> What support is available to assist with the professional delivery of the resulting project?
| WHAT ARE TENDERS? |
Government agencies and private entities regularly go to market to secure skills, services and/or expertise to deliver specific projects. To do so, they regularly request tenders (also referred to as quotations and proposals). With government agencies, this process is usually public and competitive to ensure transparency with use of taxpayers’ funds. Most universities respond to tenders in order to secure contract research, consulting and executive education project. The scale of projects secured through tenders can run for a variety of time periods, from a few days to years, and may require cross-disciplinary expertise. This is why preparing tenders is different to preparing grants.
A detailed program with a list of speakers will follow.
Professor Michael Cardew-Hall
ANU Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation)
Congratulations to the teams, including three teams with ANU students, who were recognised at the recent InnovationACT awards ceremony. The teams shared the $50,000 InnovationACT seed pool and additional startup support to help kick-start their innovative ventures.
InnovationACT is Canberra's largest entrepreneurship program and a proud initiative of ANU.
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The Grand Challenge Scheme is a new program from The Australian National University that calls on researchers to identify a problem or challenge that research can address, bringing people together from across the University to bring new perspectives to majors challenges confronting society.
We invite you to join us next week as we hear from the top three research proposals as they pitch for up to $10 million to support their ground-breaking research.
When: Tuesday 31st Octobe...r 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: China in the World Building, 188 Fellows Lane, ANU
Come hear the next generation of entrepreneurs pitch their ideas for their chance to take away part of a $50,000 grant pool.
The top ten teams from InnovationACT will have five minutes each to pitch their ideas in front of a judging panel on Tuesday evening.
This year's pitches will feature a team converting conventional cars and bikes into electric vehicles and a team developing a mentor matching platform to connect students to professionals, amongst others great ideas. Read... more about the top ten teams here: http://bit.ly/2ycl4M6
Tickets are free but limited, so registration via Eventbrite is essential: http://bit.ly/iact17pitch
InnovationACT, CBR's largest entrepreneurship program, is a proud initiative of The Australian National University. Thanks to our Major Partners University of Canberra, IP Australia and ACT Government, and our many fantastic Supporters.
Congratulations to all those involved in this exciting collaboration!
The Australian National University (ANU) and The University of Melbourne will lead the Australian side of a new bilateral research collaboration with top German institutions to build economic and technological opportunities from the global transition to clean energy.
Scientists from The Australian National University have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control.
"Our invention has a lot of potential applications, such as protecting astronauts or satellites with an ultra-thin film that can be adjusted to reflect various dangerous ultraviolet or infrared radiation in different environments."
Congratulations to the teams, including two research projects from The Australian National University, that pitched their projects as part of CSIRO's ON Prime program today. The pitch showcase was the culmination of eight intensive weeks validating their research projects and building their entrepreneurial skills.
Interested in applying lean startup methodology to your research project? Or have an business idea that you'd like to explore further? Attend the Customer Validation workshop, part of the Lean Startup Workshop series run by our friends from KILN Incubator (free for ANU staff and students!).
When: Wednesday 21st June 2017, 12:30pm-4pm
Where: Hanna Neumann Seminar Room, ANU
More about the workshop: https://services.anu.edu.au/…/lean-startup-workshop-custome…
Be inspired by female innovators from the Canberra region at the next Festival of Ambitious Ideas event from Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre Pty Ltd.
When: Thursday 1st June 2017, 5:30pm-9pm...
Where: Brindabella Conference Centre, Majura
New start-up ventures developed out of The Australian National University will benefit from a new $200 million investment agreement between London-listed IP Group Plc and Australia's leading universities.
The new agreement will enhance the ability of ANU to commercialise new innovations and to build on growing links between the University and industry.
Are you an ANU researcher or HDR student interested in social enterprises? Do you have a research project or idea that you would like to take to market for social good? Attend the Social Enterprise Bootcamp, happening next week at ANU.
The full-day workshop will introduce you to the language of the Business Model Canvas and help you design and refine your business model in a way that enables you to build a commercially sustainable business without compromising on impact or in...tent.
More information about the event here: https://services.anu.edu.au/ne…/social-enterprise-bootcamp-0
When: Thursday 1st June 2017, 9am-4:30pm
Where: Common Room, University House
A multi-disciplinary collaboration between ANU researchers from physics, engineering and neuroscience has led to the development of a suitable material to allow brain cells to grow and form predictable circuits, which could lead to the development of prosthetics for the brain.
ANU researchers have developed a suitable material to allow brain cells to grow and form predictable circuits, which could lead to the development of prosthetics for the brain.
Congratulations to ANU Alumni and co-founders of Intelledox, Phillip Williamson and Michelle Melbourne, who have recently signed a multi-million dollar deal to provide their Canberra-born tech to one of the world's largest investment banks in New York.
Do you have a great idea that can help people but you are unsure how to put it into action?
The ANU Global Challenges Learning Community is hosting a fantastic event this evening featuring speakers from Raising Hope Education Foundation, GG's Flowers, Empower Projects and Griffin Accelerator. The event will allow you to network, bounce your ideas off people who have made it happen, and take your inspiration to the next level.
When: Today, Tuesday 9th May, 4pm-6pm...
Where: Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 6