Tiliter team has closed their $7.5m Series A

Congratulations to the Tiliter team for closing their $7.5m Series A round of funding led by Investec Emerging Companies. Tiliter is an Australian startup that’s using computer vision to power cashier-less checkout tech that replaces …

First sods turned on vertical campus in the Bankstown CBD

The first sods have been turned on Western Sydney University’s newest vertical city campus in the Bankstown CBD, triggering the creation of hundreds of new jobs and boosting the economy of South West Sydney. The …

Business innovation challenge sparks new collaboration

CSIRO, Western Sydney University and Macquarie University are uniting to deliver the Innovation Districts C19 R&D Challenges (IDC), designed to accelerate businesses working for a better future post-COVID-19. The IDC project is a $3 million …

Conexie dominates as startup of the month

The Conexie team #UrbanFutures2020 have been killing it these past few weeks! Kudos to Matthew Waugh Jake Hannan Sebastian Jacobs. 1) They have been named in the National Finals of the Entrepreneur World Cup 2020 (Top 15 in Australia)! 2) The …

Start it up: industry unites with universities to innovate in pandemic

Colin Fisher started his water recycling business from home 24 years ago. The coronavirus pandemic has meant he has been working from home again. The pandemic has also encouraged him to adapt his technology and …

Western Sydney University and NAB partner on small business support program

Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad business incubator, with the support of National Australia Bank (NAB), has launched the ‘Innovating Through Adversity’ program to assist small businesses cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice-Chancellor …

WSU Launch Pad – 2020 April Newsletter

April has been a busy month for us! It marks the first month where all our staff and startups have been working outside of the incubator.  We’re pleased to announce that we’ve now shifted 100% …

Western ranked 3rd in the world for social, ecological and economic impact

Western Sydney University has secured its position amongst the world’s top universities, placing an impressive 3rd overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. The second annual THE University Impact Rankings assesses …

CatalystWest Conversations

Western Sydney University hosted the first of its CatalystWest Conversations series on 15 April, featuring Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO; Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Dr Andy Marks and Helen Barcham, Manager Strategic Partnerships. The hour-long …

Western Sydney reimagined as net-zero city in student challenge

Western Sydney University students have tackled the region’s most critical issue: how to move towards net-zero emissions by 2050 during The City Challenge – a 21C Curiosity Pod set over two days at the University’s Parramatta South …