18
Jul

Why 4IMPACT is important - A message from the CEO.

In a world increasing filled with cynicism and commitments that come and go in a click of a Tweet, there are those who are ready to step forward to make something seemingly impossible, possible; to address needs where others have failed to notice, turned their backs on or simply given up.  They see hope and opportunity in vexing issues that challenge us as individuals, communities and even as custodians of an increasingly fragile planet.  

17
Jul

If necessity is the mother of invention…then profit is most certainly the father

By Dr. Joseph Steensma

Before I say anything, I feel compelled to let you know that while on the outside I may appear to be a salty, crunchy capitalist, the reality is that on the inside I am a granola-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, soft-hearted hippie. Don’t let my short hair and my corporate demeanor fool you…I am a revolutionary.

28
Jun

The Business of Being Ethical

People and profits: how the next generation of business leaders are learning about ethics in the corporate world.

20
Apr

The Future Of: Entrepreneurship & Education

“The Future Of…” series asks a variety of UOW experts and researchers the same five questions, to provide insight into the potential future states of our lives, communities and world.

Omar Khalifa is the CEO of iAccelerate, and is driven by fuelling new ideas through innovation and collaboration. Omar has a passion for entrepreneurship particularly in social enterprise and sustainability and is driven by the possibilities of the intersection of creativity and technology to deliver innovation.

06
Feb

A man on a mission

Tim Flannery has devoted his life – and career – to championing the environment. But with climate change looming as the greatest threat to our planet, he believes the time to act is now.

06
Feb

The future of your future job

Will you follow in your parents’ footsteps, or will a robot beat you to it?

06
Feb

A catalyst for change

The seeds of an idea that were planted in the hope of reversing the Illawarra region’s flagging economic fortunes are beginning to sprout, with the potential to create real and lasting change. 

05
Feb

Growing Old Gracefully

It shouldn’t be this hard.

Every morning an elderly woman gathers up her packaged food products that she can’t open herself, loads them into basket attached to her walking frame and goes and waits for the postman. 

05
Feb

The way to a safer day - How a people-first approach is improving workplace safety

Adam Poole, UOW Pitch winner 2013 and iAccelerate Pitch Finalist 2014, knows first-hand the impacts of being injured at work. 

01
Feb

Internet of Things project ensures the beer keeps flowing

The first project in Wollongong’s ground-breaking Digital Living Lab has launched, with the aim that there will never again be a pub without beer.

01
Feb

Fixing the book drought in rural Zimbabwe

This UOW graduate and iAccelerate resident is collecting books to send back to his hometown so kids can grow up with a love of reading. 

01
Feb

Building a city on rock and roll – the rise of Yours & Owls

How UOW grads and iAccelerate residents built the Yours & Owls Festival from the grassroots up, and its impact on the city’s culture. 

01
Feb

Building an innovation future

A behind-the-scenes look at the construction of UOW’s iAccelerate Centre.

01
Feb

Life of Extremes

From the coldest place on Earth examining what secrets mosses keep about past weather patterns to studying how other plants survive in extraordinarily hot climates, Professor Sharon Robinson’s research is contributing much to our understanding of how plants adapt to change.

31
Jan

How to Make it in America According to Adam de Sola Pool

Adam de Sola Pool is an angel investor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

With over 20 years experience as an early-stage venture capitalist in central European environmental, clean tech and renewable energy SMEs Adam knows how to provide capital (debt and equity) as well as coach management teams into becoming growth stage companies. 

24
Jan

The science of making sex safer … and maybe better

A UOW team, including iAccelerate Researcher in Residence, Associate Professor Robert Gorkin, is working on a next-generation condom that enhances pleasure and encourages greater use.

24
Jan

What it takes to get a condom on the shelf

For pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the journey from inspiration to realisation is a long one. Associate Professor Robert Gorkin, iAccelerate Researcher in Residence talks, about his journey from research idea to reality. 

24
Jan

Clearing the Innovation Clash

Omar Khalifa took the reins as CEO of iAccelerate in July, 2016. He is keen to open a deeper dialogue with academics, creating a “frictionless interface” between entrepreneurs and researchers. 

05
Dec

We'll put your call through now

Omar Khalifa, CEO of iAccelerate talks about the value of connections in the innovation ecosystem 

05
Dec

Social Entrepreneurs are Communities’ First Responders

Omar Khalifa, CEO of iAccelerate talks about the importance of Social Entrepreneurship in today's societies.

05
Dec

CEO Reflections 2017

With holidays only weeks away, it is time to begin to reflect on our journey over the course of the year and where we are heading as well. 

05
Dec

The Plastics In Us

With the increasing worry that Artificial Intelligence or Robots taking over or that Climate Change may create more havoc than we are ready for perhaps we might be overlooking something just as sinister: The plastics around us and increasingly inside of us.

05
Dec

Leonardo the Entrepreneur

Omar Khalifa, CEO, iAccelerate

The arts and entrepreneurship are seldom found discussed together and are rarely featured side by side in incubators and accelerators - or in the educational or funding programs that support them.

05
Dec

Female Heroes in STEM: the Importance of Representation

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft shows that girls typically lose interest in STEM fields (and humanities, so perhaps they lose interest in academics in general) at around the age of 11.