An Innovation Central Perth Update

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Partnering with the World Leading Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct

Members from ICP were excited to visit the Australian Automation & Robotics Precinct (AARP) last week, along with Foundation Partner Amira Global and seven delegates from AngloGold Ashanti. The AARP provides an incredible, industry-ready location that can facilitate state-of-the-art, mining related innovations from local companies.

It was inspiring to be able to hear from so many innovative organisations, including Solar Energy Robotics – a proud member with ICP – as well as PerceptoVilotaFirst Mode and AngloGold Ashanti.

Along with representatives from METS Ignited Australia and DevelopmentWA, ICP toured the AARP facilities and enjoyed participating in the exciting discussions surrounding current and future mining technologies. Watching some of the these physical innovations in action was an incredible demonstration of the exciting innovation ecosystem in WA.
We can’t wait to support and watch how AARP grows and innovates throughout the year!


Innovation at the Southern Ports Hackathon!

Hosted with Southern Ports Authority and facilitated by Innovation Cluster, it’s been incredible to see this fascinating hackathon finally come together!

After months of deliberation, six talented teams were invited to develop an idea in response to an intriguing challenge identified by Southern Ports. They were provided with an extensive background on the Iron Ore Circuit while having the opportunity to ask questions and network with knowledgeable industry experts.

On April 27th, six incredible pitches were presented to a panel of five expert judges. Each presentation provided an innovative, unique solution to a truly challenging problem, and it was inspiring to watch each group rise to the task! A huge thank you to our five judges who managed to determine two winning teams amongst a phenomenal group of nominees. 

ICP would also like to congratulate the two winning teams for their inspiring work:

Team Bravo: Most Innovative Improvement
Saf (Sarah Jayne) FlattersRyan LeadbetterSirui Li, Shuixiu Lu and Ziyu Zhao.

Team Charlie: Best Visualisation
Cody AndersonAdrian EassomKanishka J.MacDonald Mandaza and Richard Shedlock

The Southern Ports team were blown away by the ideas posed throughout the Hackathon and the solutions presented at the final pitching ceremony. We hope the Iron Ore Circuit hackathon has supported attendees on their career journey, providing them with a platform to collaborate with team members in order to build an innovative, real-world solution. 

If you’re interested in workshopping an innovative solution with us, through a hackathon or otherwise, we’d love to chat!

Girls in ICT

To celebrate International Girls in ICT Day, ICP were privileged to be able to host a local event in our office at Curtin University.

Girls in ICT Day is a global movement encouraging girls and young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education and careers. The demand for tech workers globally will rise by 55 percent by 2030, and both Curtin University and Cisco are committed to facilitating this growth by encouraging young women to pursue exciting opportunities in technology.

On the 27th of April, Cisco hosted an international virtual broadcast that invited a variety of industry leaders to discuss their career journey and the importance of innovation in the pursuit of Net Zero targets – including Dr. Kate BrandDr. Pandora HopeAllison Wolff, and more!

In addition to the live broadcast, ICP invited aspiring young women in STEM sectors to visit our office and hear from local expert speakers, including:

🎤 Dr. Nazanin Mohammadi, Senior Lecturer at Curtin University.
🎤 Filipa Preston, Customer Success Executive at Cisco.
🎤 Alex Lynn, Consulting Engineer at Cisco.

It was great to be able to talk to so many engaged students afterward – there’s so much incredible upcoming talent in the STEM sector!


ICP were thrilled to support one of our students, Mya Ubalde – Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons) – with the opportunity to travel to Canberra and engage in a roundtable discussion at parliament house.
The roundtable explored the prevalence and importance of gender equality within fields of engineering and STEM, a topic particularly relevant as we see the growth of women in tech at Curtin University. Mya attended the event with Curtin’s Peta Ashworth OAM, who runs the Curtin Institute for Energy Transition, and both were able to provide valuable input to the conversation. The roundtable included the opportunity to hear from VIPs such as The Hon Ed Husic MPZoe Daniel MP and other parliamentary decision-makers.
Congratulations to Mya, we’ve heard great things about the trip and hope we can inspire more of the future talent pool to pursue opportunities like this!



Cyber security continues to grow as an international concern with over 80% of data breaches involving people and processes – not tech.

The CyberWest Summit will provide hands-on education and upskilling to people outside of cyber security, to help you understand your role in supporting your organisation. 

Innovation Central Perth’s network receive a 20% discount for the cyber west summit by accessing the special link here.