The UWA Oceans Institute

The UWA Oceans Institute, an awesome reason to Start Something

The "Start Something" Info session will be held in the IOMRC boardroom on Level 5 this Tuesday 31st of January between 10:30- 11:30am.

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All OI PhD students and staff are welcome to attend to find out more about how the social and economic value of your research can be strengthened through enterprise... more

Research Commercialisation Winners Announced

The eleven winners of Start Something Commercialisation Awards for 2016 have been announced. The prizes were awarded after a competitive process including pitch events, lean business plans and progress during the 'Start Something from Research' commercialisation programs in Perth.

Dr Josephine Muir of the Marshall Centre for infectious diseases represented The Noisy Gut research which is leveraging technology to deliver improved methods of tackling irritable bowel syndrome. The team includes Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall (University of Western Australia) as well as Adam Osseiran     (Edith Cowan University). Josephine said, “Start Something gave me time, creative space, skills and inspiration! It was a great introduction to the innovation space and helped my team to rethink how we approach commercialising our research.

Judges on the program included former West Australian of the Year David Flanagan and 2016 Finalist Lynne Bradshaw, Australian of the Year Finalist Professor Yogesan Kanagasingham, Adjunct Professor of Innovation Peter Rossdeutscher, CSIRO Innovation Director David Burt, Bloom COO Shannon Zieglaar, Accelerating Commercialisation Advisor Peter Clarke and Andy Lamb from Atomic Sky and TechHub... Read more

Accelerating Research-Industry Commercialisation

Following on from the success of last year’s successful Start Something from Research program, Start Something at  UWA 2016 kicked off this week.  Delivering entrepreneurial education and engagement, Start Something from Research fills a critical gap in the research-commercialisation lifecycle.  The program applies lean business thinking and a heavy contingent of industry mentoring and input.  Read more

Innovation program launched to help researchers ‘Start Something’ at Murdoch

A program new to Murdoch University that will further develop research commercialisation skills, support researchers and strengthen research-industry engagement has been launched at the University.

In association with Innovation Cluster and Atomic Sky, the Start Something program aims to stimulate entrepreneurship among academics, postgraduates and early career researchers at the University.  Read more

New UWA Program to Encourage Budding Entrepreneurs

The University of Western Australia, through its IQ initiative, has kicked off a new program designed to encourage and foster entrepreneurship among researchers and post-graduate research students.

The Start Something initiative involves a series of speaking events and workshops which will culminate next month with selected participants using newly acquired skills to develop their ideas into potential business opportunities, from solving social problems to developing the next world-wide app.   Read more

UWA IQ takes on Innovation

UWA is full of people doing new and exciting things. The team of UWA staff responsible for delivering a new project, the UWA Innovation Quarter (UWA IQ), is no exception. The ‘Innovation’ word is one that permeates every single thing they do.

"The question of what ‘innovating’ actually means for the scientists, academics, staff and students at UWA is a big one," said Rob Shannon, UWA IQ's project manager. "Answering it is important if UWA is to reach its aspiration of being a top 50 globally ranked University by 2050."   Read more