The latest Innovation news in western Sydney

Advanced Manufacturing

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 investment by the NSW Government in the state’s innovation ecosystem to fast-track products and services that address pandemic-induced challenges in our working and personal lives. Technologies that support remote business operations, working from home, remote communications, remote sensing and monitoring,

Case Study

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 manufacture a new product: a reusable face mask.   Mr Fisher has exported his water recycling technology to the US. It has been widely used in Australia to help overcome problems of drought. He has also supplied water recycling systems


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 and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, highlighted Western Sydney University’s commitment to ensuring that small-to-medium enterprises are supported through unprecedented economic and business uncertainty. “We established the Launch Pad Business Incubator as a tangible way to strengthen innovation and enterprise

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