The latest Innovation news in western Sydney


New Opportunities For NSW Businesses and Researchers

The NSW Government has announced new seed funding opportunities, while calling on businesses and research institutions to strengthen the state’s entrepreneurship capability, as part of the third Innovation Districts COVID-19 R&D Challenge. Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the challenge would see an additional $500,000 in seed funding invested in research and development solutions that address the long-term strategic challenges of the pandemic. “Through Investment NSW, the 2021-22 NSW Budget delivered more


Launch Pad collaboration supports innovative ‘Maskbuddy’ to help combat COVID-19

Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator offers its congratulations to PPC Moulding Services – one of ten organisations to receive a NSW Government grant to upscale the production of their innovative face mask in support of the pandemic response. PPCMS is one of the core members of Launch Pad’s ‘Western 4.0 – Western Sydney Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Cluster’ – an industry network focused on driving growth and development through innovation and job creation-based


Helping Start-up Businesses Grow in Western Sydney

  The Morrison Government is backing tech start-ups in Western Sydney to grow and create jobs, with $250,000 for a new hub at Western Sydney University.  The ‘Startup SydWest-Global Connections’ accelerator program has a specific focus on supporting first generation, migrant and refugee tech start-ups in the area.  Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh said the funding would help local businesses get the information and skills they need to commercialise and scale their business ideas. 


Grant to accelerate tech entrepreneurs in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator (opens in new window) has been awarded a $250,000 grant to drive the development of technology-based start-up companies in Western Sydney through a new accelerator program initiative. The ‘SydWest Global Connections Tech Start-up’ accelerator program, is one of five projects recognised through the Australian Government Entrepreneurs’ Programme. It will support talented entrepreneurs, including through a focus on multi-cultural founders in the region, by connecting them with training, mentoring, and business

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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 the need for barcodes on products.

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