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.
A healthtech venture developed by University of Auckland staff is helping people living in a post-Covid world travel safely within communities and around the globe. Orbis Diagnostics is on a mission to re-enable movement during a pandemic by making complex medical testing accessible wherever and whenever it is needed.
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.
There are few moments more precious than when a family brings new life into the world. Business student Te Miringa Parkes’ new venture Ūkaipō aims to help families to celebrate the occasion through its leak-proof, biodegradable Rau Whenua placenta planting packages.
The Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) thrives because of its community. CIE’s Engagement team nurtures its network of students, staff and volunteers to help connect networks and awaken people to opportunities to unleash potential.
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.
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.
Educational start-up Kiwrious is empowering the next generation of innovators and critical thinkers through the Kiwrious Science Experience. Founded by Suranga Nanayakkara, an Associate Professor at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), they aim to spark inquiring minds by giving Kiwi students the tools they need to take scientific measurements of the world around them.
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.
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.