Join us on Thursday 26 October to connect, explore and become the next generation of innovators
The Sydney Innovation Festival inspires and empowers students by showcasing innovation opportunities through educational talks by thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs, immersive booths, and a range of other engaging activities.
Tell imposter syndrome to take a day off! Join TV Presenter and STEM+ communicator, Lee Constable, to find out how (and why!) creatives are embracing digital tools and spaces... You will not only get inspired by the speakers but also find out more about opportunities for you to explore your “digital meets arts” skills and ideas here at the University of Sydney.
The climate crisis is a social, environmental, political, and economic problem, not just a scientific one.
Join Lee Constable, TV presenter and STEM+ communicator, in conversation with professionals working across government, consulting firms, startups, and the fashion sector. You will find out more about pursing a meaningful career in sustainability, no matter your discipline or background!
Overwhelmed by your career options? Feeling boxed in by conventional career paths? There are practical steps you can take before graduating to overcome these challenges!
Join TV presenter, Lee Constable, as she discusses first hand experiences from students who've broken conventions before graduating, and talks through practical advice with a recruiter and a philosophy expert.
Ever wondered what it's like to work in a startup? Or, where you could talk to people who are in startups and get more information? Now's your chance! Join Adam & Sachin as they dive into the Sydney innovation ecosystem with innovators from Canva, Reddit and Atlassian.
Watch the Startup Networks & Culture with Adam & Sachin Podcast on YouTube on-demand.
We all read about the big success stories, but what about when things go wrong? Hear the lessons learned from Australia's most honest founders.
Imagine going through the grinding work of building a startup from scratch, with blood, sweat and tears. You finally make it sustainable and a success only to decide that you want to go through all of that AGAIN. We take a look at some of the University's most successful founders and ask them why they have chosen to start again at step 1.
Watch Round 2: Insights from Repeat Founders on-demand.
It is certain that we must reach a net zero future. So, what investments, policies and innovations are key to a sustainable future? Find out with Investible's Ben Lindsay, former INCUBATE and Mark Rowland, Chief Collaboration Officer at Greenhouse.
Curious about how a startup can go from an idea to closing a successful multi-million dollar raise in under a year? Hear the story of Refundid, the latest Australian Fintech startup to do just that.
What is it like to work in a startup? Ask a student. How can I be involved in a startup society? Ask a student. What stories can we learn from Australia’s best innovators? Ask a student! This panel consists of recent graduates, and students involved in innovation across the University.
Utilise your FASS skills in the startup world. Find out how unique skills add value from University of Sydney FASS alumni Matthew Bright. All students are welcome, but specifically targeted to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The University of Sydney is launching the brand-new Multidisciplinary Major/Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Come along to this session to find out what this new major offers and how it will set you up for your future career.
What role does innovation play in reaching Australia’s sustainability targets, whether it be pollution, recycling, or emissions? And how can we, as budding innovators, assist?
Lockdown restrictions have plagued individuals with countless issues, including isolation, burnout, and loss of connection. So how can we better manage our wellbeing through innovation?
How did Afterpay even come up with the idea of Afterpay? Having an idea is the first step of the journey for all startups. In this rapid and interactive workshop learn how you can start generating your own ideas to explore!
An introduction to the considerations that research entrepreneurs should have during their research and for after they realise they have an invention.
This keynote panel explores the Australian startup ecosystem, from its culture to incubators and funding opportunities and discusses what should be done to improve this journey for all.
Melissa Wu tells us about her experience as a business owner and Olympic Athlete. Watch now on YouTube.
What exactly is innovation and how is it defined in the Australian context? Is it taboo to be an entrepreneur or has that changed? Finally, how can innovation unlock technologies to solve society’s greatest problems?
COVID-19 has plagued businesses with countless issues, so how can we use it to our advantage? From finding people meaningful work, the changing city heartbeat, and individual mindsets, this panel with show you how thought-leaders are thriving in 2020.
What type of skills, talents and attributes are innovators looking for and what is the workplace like in 2020? This panel will highlight how you can bring an innovative mindset to any workplace.
So now you like innovation? Well find out how you can get involved! From first years to in-depth research students, there is a place for you in innovation at the University.