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Building begins to unleash the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

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All truly ‘entrepreneurial’ universities have one thing in common; a unique and iconic collaboration and education space. The University of Auckland has started the building work on the “Unleash Space’, a multi-functional space for creative, cross sector and cross-disciplinary innovation.

Officially launching in February 2018, the Unleash Space is a place to provide students and staff with a place where they can create and imagine, design for today, or prototype for tomorrow.

The Unleash Space will be multi-purpose with flexible areas for events, workshops and meetings; have a maker space with a range of prototyping equipment such as 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, CNC, CAD stations; working spaces equipped with whiteboards, and an area for staff.

On offer will be a wide range of workshops, seminars and programmes designed to unleash the creative and innovative potential of our staff and students. It has been conceptualised to engage students from all faculties to form teams, take risks, ideate, innovate, and commercialise.

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director, Wendy Kerr says “Like Velocity, our successful student and staff entrepreneurship programme Unleash Space will be run by students in partnership with the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We know having students at the heart of this space will ensure a vibrant, inspiring and welcoming culture will be created.”  

The Centre is currently advertising for students to be part of this exciting team.

A joint project with the University of Auckland Business School, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the School of Engineering, much research was done to ensure this would be a world class facility. Consulting with experts from Stanford, MIT, Yale, Case Western Reserve and Georgia Tech provided a sound knowledge base to build from.

Generously supporting the Unleash Space and enabling our future innovators are Sir Owen Glenn, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Solina Chau, PwC and Beca.

Watch out for more announcements as the Unleash Space moves closer to its official opening.

www.unleashspace.ac.nz

 

Building begins to unleash the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs
Building begins to unleash the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

social media

All truly ‘entrepreneurial’ universities have one thing in common; a unique and iconic collaboration and education space. The University of Auckland has started the building work on the “Unleash Space’, a multi-functional space for creative, cross sector and cross-disciplinary innovation.

Officially launching in February 2018, the Unleash Space is a place to provide students and staff with a place where they can create and imagine, design for today, or prototype for tomorrow.

The Unleash Space will be multi-purpose with flexible areas for events, workshops and meetings; have a maker space with a range of prototyping equipment such as 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, CNC, CAD stations; working spaces equipped with whiteboards, and an area for staff.

On offer will be a wide range of workshops, seminars and programmes designed to unleash the creative and innovative potential of our staff and students. It has been conceptualised to engage students from all faculties to form teams, take risks, ideate, innovate, and commercialise.

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director, Wendy Kerr says “Like Velocity, our successful student and staff entrepreneurship programme Unleash Space will be run by students in partnership with the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We know having students at the heart of this space will ensure a vibrant, inspiring and welcoming culture will be created.”  

The Centre is currently advertising for students to be part of this exciting team.

A joint project with the University of Auckland Business School, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the School of Engineering, much research was done to ensure this would be a world class facility. Consulting with experts from Stanford, MIT, Yale, Case Western Reserve and Georgia Tech provided a sound knowledge base to build from.

Generously supporting the Unleash Space and enabling our future innovators are Sir Owen Glenn, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Solina Chau, PwC and Beca.

Watch out for more announcements as the Unleash Space moves closer to its official opening.

www.unleashspace.ac.nz

 


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