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Re-O Week 2021 at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To all aspiring change-makers, problem-solvers, and creative thinkers - welcome back on campus! This Re-O Week, we have an exciting programme of activities taking place at Unleash Space including our Birthday Party (featuring free cakes, games, and giveaways), virtual reality experience, and mini-model painting station! Check out our full programme here.

Fantasy map game company’s real-life global expansion

A role playing game (RPG) venture is levelling up with a second Kickstarter campaign kicking off, launched with the support of the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Modular Realms creates magnetic, double-sided, flatpack game pieces for use in tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons.

Velocity Innovation Challenge inspires new generation of entrepreneurs

Innovation Challenge is a key event for the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship development programme Velocity. Students and staff are invited to share a venture idea that will solve a problem, big or small. Each 1,000 word entry is assessed and considered for a $1,000 prize with 12 prizes up for grabs.

Students use satellite imagery to hack New Zealand’s challenges

230 students from universities across New Zealand formed 68 teams to compete in TakiWaehere, the New Zealand Geospatial Hackathon powered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Maxar Technologies. The Auckland venue for TakiWaehere was Unleash Space, the University of Auckland’s vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship hub, run by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Using AI to innovate the future of cardiology

HeartLab, a venture founded by University of Auckland Science alumnus Will Hewitt, is building the world’s first end-to-end solution for echocardiography, a medical test that uses sound waves to produce live images of patients’ hearts.

Students gifted inspirational entrepreneurs retreat

A diverse group of student and graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Auckland Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) have been gifted a place in an intensive entrepreneurs retreat where they were challenged and inspired to fulfil their potential.

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