Innovation Central Perth News

An Innovation Central Perth Update 

Happy New Year!
We hope everyone had a restful holiday season and would like to thank all of our valued partners and the innovator community for helping us achieve so much in 2021. We have a myriad of activities in the pipeline for 2022 and are excited to be showcasing our first snippet of the year.


ICP Associates Visit Cisco

Late last year, ICP’s talent pool took a trip to Cisco’s headquarters for a full day of presentations and networking. This session was a great chance for the students to meet the wider Cisco team and learn about what some of the different teams do.

The talent pool heard presentations from a handful of Cisco employees exploring the following:

  • Cisco Networking 
  • Webex by Cisco 
  • Cisco Cloud Infrastructure & Software Architecture
  • IoT
  • Cisco Security
A big thank you to the Cisco team for making the time to meet with our talent pool and provide insight into the behind-the-scenes of the Cisco Perth team.


Curtin DISCOVER Tour

In January, ICP took part in Curtin’s DISCOVER Program. DISCOVER is a school holiday STEM program consisting of three days of engaging, hands-on lab sessions and expert speaker presentations, along with information on studying at university and the many rewarding careers in STEM.

This year around 50 year 9 & 10 students with an interest in STEM were given the chance to see ‘behind the scenes’ of Curtin’s state-of-the-art facilities. These students ventured to ICP where they were introduced to ICP’s vision and purpose from ICP’s Associate Team Leader, Adil Khokhar. Some of our other fantastic Engineering Associates, Harrison OutramYatin Patel and Nathan Hynes presented their Summer Projects and showed the students demos of the technology they are working with.

A big thanks to all of the students who came through, we hope this session fostered your interests in STEM!



Innovation Central Perth collaborates with CEED WA

Innovation Central Perth is excited to announce our partnership with the Cooperative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED) program for 2022. The CEED program links undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research students with industry research and development needs. For the first time, CEED WA is able to offer all clients the opportunity to undertake projects at Curtin University through Innovation Central Perth.

In a nutshell, CEED projects are student research projects undertaken for academic credit. The project challenges are defined by the client enterprise – meaning participating students are addressing real life issues within industry and delivering outcomes that enhance performance throughout client operations. Each student is supported by an academic supervisor and mentor throughout the project for expert advice and guidance. This immersive research project not only counts for academic credit, but also gives students practical industry exposure and experience.

This research engagement program is a cost effective way for industry organisations to target specific issues within their business and is also a fantastic opportunity to build research relationships with both Curtin academics and students.

We will be calling for projects from industry shortly… watch this space! 



ICP West Tech Fest: WA’s Thriving Innovation Ecosystem 

To wrap up 2021, we held our annual event as part of West Tech Fest!

It was fantastic to see all of our speakers so flawlessly showcase WA’s thriving innovation ecosystem. Each presenter perfectly depicted the resources and support mechanisms available across our ecosystem through their own journeys and experiences.

A huge thank you to our speakers: Asheesh MalaneyErin ClarkAlan FenelonCaitlyn Fogarty, and Josephine Muir, PhD for inspiring the room and filling the crowd with future optimism and opportunity! And of course, a big thank you to the one and only Rohan McDougall, for seamlessly facilitating the event and sharing your sought-after expertise and insight on the start-up world!

Thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you enjoyed our last event of 2021!


West Tech Fest Conference 2021

As a bronze sponsor of West Tech Fest, ICP exhibited at the 2021 Conference held at Beaumonde on the Point. The conference was jam-packed with a full day of panels, presentations, and networking opportunities.

With a mix of both in-person and virtual, speakers such as Sam Kroonenburg, CEO & Founder of A Cloud Guru, Bill Tai, Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor, Leigh Travers, CEO of Binance Australia, Rob Affleck, Innovation Engagement Manager at Woodside Energy, and more, all unpacked this year’s theme of diversifying WA’s economy by supporting innovation in technology, creative industries and life science sectors.

It was fantastic to attend such an inspiring and informative day and meet with fellow innovators, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts. A huge thanks to everyone who came and had a chat to us on the day, it was great to explore the ways in which ICP contributes to this scene.



Cisco Innovation Labs Challenge: APIClarity Edition 

The Cisco Innovation Labs Challenge: #APIClarity Edition is less than a month away!

The Cisco Innovation Labs Challenge: APIClarity Edition is a four-day event where participants will use APIClarity to complete a set of challenges to qualify for $10,000 in prizes. This event is tailored to developers with experience working with Kubernetes and will allow participants to progress through the challenges at their own pace.

Participants can register in teams of 1 to 3 members with the event taking place between February 24th-27th, 2022. Get your team together – registration opens today!

For more info, visit the following link: 


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