Innovation Central Perth November News

An Innovation Central Perth Update 

NEWS

ICP Summer Project Partners

ICP is excited to be kicking off various student projects over the summer break which will all investigate developing an innovative solution to our industry members’ business challenges.

Here’s a snippet of some of the projects we have running over the summer: 

Alcoa

Two ICP Engineering Associates will work with Alcoa on separate projects over the summer.

The first of these will investigate using cloud-based technology to remotely support automation equipment. The second project will explore developing a wireless sensor prototype for the monitoring of electric motors. ICP is excited to be partnering with a mining company whose purpose is to turn ideas into innovation!

Austal 

Throughout the summer, ICP will also be collaborating with Austal to fix and update Excel spreadsheet macros and ensure they are security compliant. Austal pride themselves on their revolutionary defence and commercial vessels, and ICP is eager to collaborate with them to achieve their vision.

Heiniger 

Heiniger have partnered with ICP to develop a feasibility study that will determine the probability of success for the development of a new Backease Hoist. ICP are thrilled to be able to work with a value-driven company like Heiniger, who pride themselves on their high-quality sheering gear and pet grooming equipment.

Horizon Power

Horizon Power will work with ICP to investigate their emergency communications to notify them of any damages they have obtained. Horizon Power’s aims to deliver energy solutions for regional growth and we are keen to support them on their journey!

Olinqua 

ICP is thrilled to work with Olinqua over the summer to deliver smarter solutions and contribute to their long-term vision. Olinqua’s project with ICP will be to research, design and implement working units for an automated method to investigate duress tags in daily use.

RAC

RAC are motivated to develop a safer and more sustainable local community. To assist them on their jouney, ICP will be working on multiple projects with them throughout the summer. One of these aims to develop strategies to track ablution usage at RAC’s Exmouth Cape Holiday Park. Another one of these projects will be to develop strategies to detect water leakages.

South Metro Health Services

South Metro Health Services (SMHS) aims to deliver excellent health care, every time, to people living across the southern half of Perth. With innovation being core to SMHS’s strategic focus, the ICP project will endeavour to create a digital solution that will improve clinical coding in a hospital utilising natural language processing.

WA Country Health Services 

WA Health Country Services (WACHS) will partner with ICP over the summer to work on a project that will assess various data security related paradigms and develop advanced business intelligence. WACHS is committed to delivering high quality care for rural and remote WA areas, and ICP is excited to help them on their journey.

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New Member Spotlight

This month, Infinitive Group signed up as an ICP member!

The partnership will see the delivery of a student project over the summer that investigates a solution that can be used in a clinical trial to measure a patient’s movements. This monitored data would be used to optimise their treatment and ensure their overall health. The project involves developing a real-time skeletal model of a person’s body underneath hospital bedding through the use of non-intrusive and privacy protected cloud data.

The benefits of a successful solution include the ability to monitor and determine a range of signs, symptoms and preventions including asymmetrical movement, bed sore prevention, improvement of general health, sleep quality and general rehabilitation!

ICP is excited to be partnering with a global company that are passionate about challenging the status quo. The ICP team is eager to support Infinitive Group in helping their customers crash through barriers to innovation and deliver business outcomes that generate revenue, optimise cost and mitigate risk.

A big thank you to Infinitive Group Director, Richard Johnson for paying us a visit at ICP to sign the agreement! We look forward to seeing how this co-innovation project unfolds.

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Limitless WA – Innovation   I   Technology   I   Science

ICP is in Business News!

The latest Business News publication, Limitless WA, was created to showcase the innovative, technology, and science leaders within WA. Coined “a blue sky state with entrepreneurial spirit,” WA is rich with innovation, ambition, and potential. The publication shares a myriad of stories of how innovative ideas became reality and explores the big impact of these innovations. The e-edition is available to read below.

P.S. We’re on page 28-29!

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ACTIVITIES

Student Spotlight!

The Curtin Business & Law School has featured one of our talented Engineering Associates in their Student Spotlight series.

Faisal Malik has been an Engineering Associate at ICP throughout 2021 and has worked on various industry projects exploring remote support solutions. Faisal’s insights on what it’s like to study at Curtin can be found below!

“This year in 2021, I studied at three universities (Curtin, UWA & MIT) at the same time and completed the courses/programs successfully!”

This is Faisal. He has degrees in electrical and computer engineering but decided to change his career trajectory and commenced a Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship in 2020. His first semester was plagued with COVID restrictions but he pushed through and studied remotely before coming to Perth in semester one this year.

Faisal, who rates the Basement Cafe for a good feed, was recommended to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT’s innovation leadership boot camp.

He is the first student doing an MIBE at Curtin to have completed the intense program: “I had to attend online classes around midnight in Perth to work in groups with students in Boston and all around the world. I learnt so much from this experience and also am able to graduate six months earlier thanks to participating in this program.”

With a clear focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, Faisal’s message to fellow students is a call to chase those dreams: “Never give up and be motivated. It’s never too late to start something new…”

Faisal is a recent graduate and is currently looking for employment opportunities for next year. If you’re an employer looking for a recent graduate with skills in electrical, computer engineering, and international business and entrepreneurship, connect with him on LinkedIn!

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ICP End of Year Member Event

After a busy year of growth and expansion at the centre, we invited our members and collaborators for some refreshments and networking. We held a few presentation during the course of the afternoon and heard from Andrew Bell, Executive Manager of ICP, Andy Watt, Innovation Advisor at Woodside, Kylah Morrison, General Manager of Mets Ignited, Kate Trinajstic, Dean of Research of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University, and Adil Khokhar, Engineering Associate and Team Leader at ICP.

The presentations covered open innovation, ICP case studies showcasing the value of membership, explored the opportunities that internship projects can lead to in terms of commericalisation through research, as well as the journey and perspective of an Engineering Associate at ICP.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the afternoon!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

West Tech Fest: WA’s Thriving Innovation Ecosystem

There’s not long to go until our event as part of this year’s West Tech Fest.

The focus of this event is to showcase the organisations and support mechanisms in place within WA for researchers, businesses, and innovation professionals to help get a novel product, process or service to market.

With an array of expert presenters, the event will map out the resources available across the ecosystem and explain why WA is THE BEST place to take concepts from start-up to scale-up and beyond!

*Event is currently sold out, please sign up to the waitlist.
*If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please cancel your ticket through Eventbrite or email innovationcentral@curtin.edu.au

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WTF2021!

Culture of innovation thriving in WA ahead of West Tech Fest.

Global leaders converge in Perth for annual festival

CEOs, founders, and early-stage investors will attend next month’s West Tech Fest to celebrate the major achievements West Australian startups and entrepreneurs have made over the past 12 months in the face of severe market instability, closed borders, and funding challenges.

Whilst WA was cut off from the rest of the world, venture capitalist and private investment in local early-stage tech-focused companies doubled compared to the last financial year and this growth is set to increase with new investment opportunities forming the core focus of this year’s West Tech Fest.

West Tech Fest is a week-long annual festival for the Western Australian startup and tech community providing opportunities to connect with and hear from global leaders as they share insights into how to scale up successful businesses.

Tickets to West Tech Fest’s program of events are now on sale. 

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OPPORTUNITIES

Flexible Pipes Lifecycle Challenge

Woodside Energy have launched their first global prize challenge on the HeroX crowdsourcing platform exploring: 

How might Australia’s oil and gas industry re-purpose flexible pipes from depleted fields to reduce waste and emissions?

This challenge is now open to the world for ideas and solutions! Woodside is sponsoring the challenge with a total prize purse of $25,000 for up to 12 innovators with the most compelling ideas.

The goal of this challenge is to find options to repurpose or upcycle these pipes into applications outside of hydrocarbon production. If you have actionable ideas for how to re-purpose these materials, Woodside wants to know!

For more info, visit the following link: 

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Curtin Experiential Economics Lab

Get paid for making decisions!

The Curtin Experimental Economics Lab is looking for people to sign up to a pool to a participate in future studies.

•No experience required
•1-2 hours
•Computer based
•Sign up in advance
•Everyone is welcome!
•Payments vary with the decisions you make and the study: on average $40

For more info, visit the following link: 

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