The latest Innovation news in western Sydney


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 University has partnered with Walker Corporation to deliver its $340 million Bankstown City campus, which is expected to create 675 direct and indirect jobs during construction. Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, The Hon Stuart Ayres MP, was


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 discussion focused on job-creation strategies, COVID-19 stimulus measures, infrastructure investment and the disruption of business-as-usual. Noting the higher education sector had been permanently altered, Professor Glover called for a forensic examination of not only the long-term health implications, but also


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 campus. Offered as part of the 21C Project, in partnership with Common Purpose and The Academy, the interactive event challenged students to respond to the challenge laid out by Greater Sydney Commission: ‘How should Western Sydney embrace renewable and resilient


Federal Election: Labor promises $7.2m Digital Discovery Centre for WSU Bankstown

Western Sydney University’s new Bankstown campus will get a state-of-the-art Digital Discovery Centre if Labor wins the 2019 federal election. The article was originally published on Canterbury-Bankstown Express, The Daily Telegraph, Author: Lawrence Machado Blaxland federal Labor MP Jason Clare said today his party will spend $7.2 million on the world class centre at Bankstown, which is home to a sizable manufacturing sector. This investment is part of Labor’s $300 million University Future Fund. Mr


Innovation Hub Launched

Support for smart tech ideas By Di Bartok A HUB of innovation in cutting-edge technology was officially opened at the Parramatta office of KPMG on the same morning that the council launched its Smart City strategy. Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad Smart Business Centres will support start-ups and early stage businesses in the technology fields. With KPMG providing the space in its Phillip St premises – with off-shoots to be provided by Parramatta Council –

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