Terrible Ideas hackathon puts Artificial Intelligence to the test
The University of Auckland’s second ever Terrible Ideas hackathon once again put the theory that there is no such thing as a bad idea to the test – this time with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence.
The Star Trek-inspired deep tech designed to instantly identify E. Coli in drinking water
RisosEnterprises Ltd. is embarking on a mission to revolutionise water safety with a novel, trademarked, handheld water pathogen detector, called the Waicorder. The start-up team have received support from the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and received a $1 million MBIE Smart Ideas Grant to enable the development of a proof of concept.
From Velocity to EY Entrepreneur Of The Year: Retail Crime Intelligence Platform Auror
Every year, retailers lose $150B USD to theft and organised retail crime. Auror, the 2012 runner-up of the Velocity $100K challenge, is changing the game with its world-leading crime prevention and detection intelligence platform.
Study abroad students learn to become global changemakers
The University of Auckland’s latest cohort of inbound study abroad and exchange students have embraced the opportunity to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship as tools to address climate issues. Students were given the opportunity to participate in the University’s Generation Changemakers programme, organised by the International Office in partnership with the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).
University spinout aims to make microvascular surgery quicker and safer
Avasa is an Auckland Bioengineering Institute spin-out working to make microvascular surgery quicker and safer by commercialising a tiny medical device.
Meet the 2023 Velocity CEO
Charlotte Print is a current Bachelor of Law and Arts student, and the 2023 CEO of the student-led Velocity entrepreneurship development programme. She leads a volunteer committee of 30 students who organise a year-long programme of inspirational seminars, workshops and competitions for the benefit of hundreds of University of Auckland student and staff participants.
Taking on the world, one SDG at a time
Twenty students and five staff will be the University of Auckland (UoA) Future17 trailblazers, taking part for the first time in a global education programme that focuses on sustainability challenges and bridges the worlds of higher education and work.
Business School incorporates Artificial Intelligence into undergraduate teaching
A new wave of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has the potential to revolutionise every aspect of life. The University of Auckland Business School has responded with agility, with teaching staff incorporating these new technologies into courses in time for first semester. Teaching resources have been created with the support of the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).
Summer Lab tests students’ resilience
Some of the hallmark traits of an entrepreneurial mindset are resilience, resourcefulness and being solutions-oriented. All of these traits were on show from 2023 Summer Lab students and facilitators, who completed the four-week programme despite disruptions from two severe weather events.
iCanStudy venture used globally for learning efficiency
Dr Justin Sung’s venture iCanStudy aims to train users to learn like a genius. His research-informed venture is a cognitive retraining programme that incorporates concepts of higher-order learning and self-regulated learning. Servicing over 10,000 learners around the world, iCanStudy was used in 120 countries last year. Designed to be interacted with for a couple of hours per week, the programme teaches research-backed methods to upgrade how efficiently users process information and learn.
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