An Innovation Central Perth Update

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A Historic Awards Night

With over 50 projects running over a busy 12-week period, ICP were thrilled to be able to host our first ever awards to conclude our summer program. Hosted at the Aurora Rooftop Bar at The Melbourne Hotel, ICP invited all summer students to celebrate and network with industry clients, Curtin academics and executive staff.

Students had the opportunity to earn three awards; the Technology Award, Research Award and Entrepreneurship Award – each presented by highly experienced professionals. A huge thank you to our three presenters:

🎤 Mark Patterson, Director of Cisco Systems in WA.

🎤 Professor Chris Moran, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, at Curtin University.

🎤 Danelle Cross, Director of Entrepreneurship at Curtin University.

In addition to our phenomenal industry partners, we’d like to congratulate the respective award winners for their efforts:
🏆 Omar Coaguila for Technology,
🏆 Palida Udomsirimas & Lijala Shrestha for Research,
🏆 Sean Oldenburger for Entrepreneurship.

We also thank Troy S. for providing an industry perspective, and Ethan Cobb for MC’ing the formalities.

We hope all students enjoyed the celebration, and we can’t wait to see how the Awards Night grows in years to come!

Keep an eye on our socials to hear about the winners and the spotlighted industries!

Final Project Presentations

Of course, with great project outcomes comes a lot of work, and ICP were thrilled by the efforts of all students for rising to the task!

To showcase their achievements over the summer, our 54 interns delivered insightful presentations – summarising their individual projects and achievements – to industry clients, academic supervisors and ICP staff. Presentations ranged across a vast variety of different sectors, each demonstrating outstanding levels of commitment. It’s been exciting to hear so much positive feedback from clients and staff alike!

We can’t wait to be able to share some more project summaries with our network, providing context on exactly what kind of work our talent pool of students have been able to achieve.

Upcoming Events

The Upcoming Iron Ore Circuit Hackathon

EOIs are closing soon!

In collaboration with Southern PortsICP is proud to work alongside Innovation Cluster to deliver an exciting Iron Ore Circuit hackathon. This hackathon is a week-long virtual & on-site event designed to bring together students, programmers/developers, industry professionals, researchers, scientists and creative technologists to work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams to find innovative ways to improve efficiency of the Iron Ore Loading Circuit (IOC).

The IOC Hackathon will be held on the afternoon of the 21st and 28th April 2023. Participants are expected to be available for the entire duration of the events on both days, and will have access to online support in between events. 

If you’d like more information or want to express your interest, click here!

Curtin University and the Power of AI

Alongside the school of EECMS and the wide innovation ecosystem of Curtin University, ICP are excited to make an appearance at the upcoming Tedx Perth event!

Tedx refers to the individually organised Ted Talks that occur internationally, spanning an incredibly diverse number of topics. This year, Curtin university will be utilising an activation space at the event to showcase some of Curtin’s most exciting and interesting AI projects.

Of course, attendees can expect to see a variety of ICP project on display – showcasing some of our summer programs’ finest work. Tickets are available for the event here.

Project Highlights

Industrial LoRa Devices and Networking

In collaboration with Alcoa, ICP have been working on an interesting project that reviews various LoRa devices and network components. The project has delivered an extensive report on the merits of a variety of devices, while considering their compatibility with the existing Alcoa network.
ICP were lucky to engage Rehaab Syed for the project, currently in her third year of a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Supported by four of our academic supervisors – Siavash KhaksarYifei RenHimanshu Agrawal and Iain Murray AM – Rehaab has made excellent progress and has delivered excellent project outcomes. She has considered multiple tests for the devices, including the measurements of vibrations, temperatures and valve positions of the equipment.
The numerous devices are now in the process of being connected and configured, and many have even been tested through the Cisco network gateway!


Join Curtin Entrepreneurs

Over the last 15 years, Curtin University has developed a number of programs such as Curtin Accelerate, Ignition and the Curtinnovation Awards to recognise and develop entrepreneurial thinking at the university. The commercialisation team are now delighted to announce that they are taking this commitment to the next step with the launch of Curtin Entrepreneurs.

Curtin Entrepreneurs is a free, year-long membership that provides budding or established entrepreneurs and startup founders with the support, resources, and network they need to scale global businesses. Only Curtin staff, researchers, students, alumni, and graduates of our entrepreneur programs are eligible to join.

There are a number of benefits available to members ranging from exclusive events to mentorship; access to Curtin resources and facilities; plus support from fellow members for problem solving and team building. Our first community event will take place on Wednesday 8 March to celebrate female entrepreneurs as part of International Women’s Day.
If you’re interested in joining this exciting community, click here!

Global Pitching Opportunity

Calling all entrepreneurs! Early applications are now open for the inaugural Curtin Global Pitching Competition.

The competition invites current students across all Curtin’s campuses to pitch their idea that can solve a problem, no matter how big or small.

Delivered by Curtin’s Global and Entrepreneurship teams, this competition will help you develop skills in problem-solving, creative thinking, public speaking, and presentation, as well as confidence building, with mentorship and support provided by local academics and entrepreneurship experts along the way.

From the pool of applicants, each campus will select one individual or team to represent their campus as the Regional Finalist at the virtual Global Finale on 25 May 2023.

If this interests you, read more here!