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Student entrepreneurship

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Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub connects students with innovative industry partners and equip them with transferable skills in innovative and critical thinking. Through the Innovation Hub, students can access resources and events throughout semester. These include:

  • unique training opportunities
  • one-on-one drop-in sessions
  • expert helpdesks with high-profile industry contacts
  • professional development seminars
  • contacts mentoring and advice.

Our students are working with industry, business and government partners globally on industry and community projects. These multidisciplinary projects are opportunities for students to work collaboratively to build skills and gain valuable work experience.

Projects with local industry and community partners will be offered in both semesters in 2019, with new entrepreneurship projects offered in Hong Kong, China and Cambridge in the intensive study periods.

Find out more about industry and entrepreneurship project units.

Inventing the Future is an ambitious postgraduate accelerator that addresses real-world problems and teaches students the process of deep tech innovation – from ideation to prototyping and commercialisation. The program is based around a series of challenges, with previous challenge topics including sustainable packaging, air quality and improving melanoma detection.

Students from science, engineering, design and business work together in teams to explore the challenge and develop a specific solution. Teams are given resources and a budget, and are expected to develop a working prototype and a business case by the end of the program.

Several graduates have gone on to successfully develop their ideas as companies:

Inventing the Future runs in second semester each year. Entry is selective, and the program can be taken as credit (INFC7000 6 credit points) or not for credit.

Find out more about Semester 2, 2020 applications.

For more information please contact the unit of study coordinator, Associate Professor Maryanne Large: maryanne.large@sydney.edu.au.

The University’s TechLab provides an innovative and supportive space for students to connect, learn and share technology innovations for the classroom or research lab throughout semester. They cater to student prototyping needs with 3D printers and virtual reality technology and can provide expert advice on software and coding challenges, robotics and artificial intelligence and many other tech topics.

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Sign up to the Innovation Hub mailing list to stay informed about our programs and events.

Entrepreneurship and accelerator programs 

As a student at the University of Sydney, you have exclusive access to a number of award-winning entrepreneurship and accelerator programs designed to support you from idea to startup success.

Genesis

Nicole Buskiewicz and Harry Curotta, Co-founders of Advoc8

Genesis is a start-up program run where 25 teams compete to create a viable business plan, develop a working prototype and gain market traction.

Participants receive training and mentoring from entrepreneurs and business leaders.

INCUBATE

The INCUBATE Hub at the University of Sydney

INCUBATE fosters a community of entrepreneurs on campus and includes seed funding, professional mentoring and accelerator programs for high-potential start-ups.