An Innovation Central Perth Update

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The WADSIH Data and AI Conference

On the 2nd and 3rd of August, ICP had the opportunity to exhibit at the 2023 Data & AI for Business Conference, hosted by WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH).
The conference created a welcoming atmosphere for attendees and provided valuable insight into the fascinating industry of AI, exploring its role across a vast number of industries and sectors. These insights were provided by a range of distinguished professionals and experts throughout the conference held at The Westin Perth.   
Among the esteemed speakers, ICP Director Andrew Bell and our Lead Data Scientist Nick Ettlinger presented their valuable expertise. They explored ways that industry can navigate the internship space, and discussed key strategies in data science recruitment to address the growing “war for talent”.   

ICP is proud to have been a part of this incredibly successful and spirited event. Congratulations to Alex Jenkins and the entire WADSIH team for advocating the role of Data Science and AI in Western Australia.

Partnering with AARP

Throughout the year, ICP have been excited to collaborate with the Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP).

The collaboration continues to highlight our combined vision of supporting research and testing within WA’s growing innovation ecosystem. It has been a great benefit to be able to provide our members with the opportunity to utilise the AARP testing space for prototyping and development.

ICP also partnered with CORE Innovation Hub and DevelopmentWA to deliver the ‘Innovate with AARP’ event in July, which encouraged industry partners, academics and AARP collaborators to network while providing insight into the growing opportunities at the precinct.

We can’t wait to see the collaboration continue to strengthen as the precinct grows and look forwards to bringing our summer projects to the AARP!


Research Rumble: Powering the Future 

Don’t miss Curtin’s upcoming event for Research Rumble – Powering the Future: Advancing the Energy Transition with Critical Minerals on 12th of September.
Respected speakers from Australia’s leading, the WA School of Mines and the Curtin Institute for Energy Transition will join an interactive panel discussion, providing valuable insight:

🎤 ICP Director Andrew Bell
🎤 Professor Jacques Eksteen
🎤 Professor Katy Evans
🎤 Dr Richard Diaz Alorro
🎤 Associate Professor Elsayed Oraby
🎤 Dr Lina Hockaday
🎤 Associate Professor Eric Lilford
🎤 Professor Peta Ashworth

Hear from experts discussing directions for sustainable practices in critical minerals exploration, extraction, processing, and supply.

Register here


Curtin Ignition

ICP are excited to be able to participate in this year’s Curtin Ignition’s training program running from 3rd of September – 8th September.  

The Curtin Ignition program is a week-long intensive training that supports aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators to pilot their business project ideas for a commercial environment. Ignition provides key essentials for attendees through practical teaching sessions, expert clinics, and mentorship from esteemed entrepreneurs and innovators in their respected sectors.  

ICP representatives will be facilitators of this valuable event, providing support and advice for attendees.  

Outstanding results have been seen through-out this rapidly growing program, and ICP can’t wait to see the incredible outcomes for this year. 


Curtin Accelerate 

Curtin Accelerate offers an exceptional opportunity for aspiring business owners and innovators.
Over 10 weeks, participants can grow their entrepreneurial skills and bring their ideas to life, armed with the necessary tools to build a market-worthy business. With guidance from mentors and facilitators who are classified top innovators and start-up creators, along with the prospect of a $5,000 equity-free grant, access to Curtin University resources, and networking prospects, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enhance both professional and personal skills while creating long-lasting connections within the innovation sector.
The free program is exclusively available to Curtin staff, students, and alumni and is scheduled to run from February to April 2024.
Applications will close on Friday, October 27th. Don’t miss out!