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The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) was established in May of 2007 and is located in the School of Management (East Wing, 5th Floor) in the UNSW Business School

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) was established in May of 2007 and is located in the School of Management (East Wing, 5th Floor) in the Business School . 

The CIE’s principal ambitions are to improve the quality of innovative thinking in Australia, and to stimulate entrepreneurial skills in students, faculty members, UNSW alumni and the general entrepreneurial public.

Founded as a Community Centre, the CIE facilitates learning and teaching, the sharing of ideas, and robust interaction within and across three distinct communities – UNSW students, UNSW and affiliated staff and faculty, and people in industry, including entrepreneurs, alumni, government representatives, investors and employers. CIE initiatives have many areas of overlap between community segments.

It is our vision to become globally recognized as the Asia-Pacific’s centre of excellence for teaching, learning, and research about innovation and entrepreneurship.

The CIE is a non-profit centre funded exclusively by donations. Help us support Australia’s future innovators and entrepreneurs with your tax-exempt contribution!


Australian-ASEAN Business Plan Competition

The UNE Business School is organising an Australian-ASEAN Business Plan Competition in conjunction with Rangsit University in Thailand and the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. The competition is open to all students, postgraduates and undergraduates, irrespective of their disciplinary background and registration will close on 28 February 2018.

Each of the three institutions involved in the competition will hold a national competition in their countries and the best teams from each country, including Australia, will pitch their ideas virtually to an international panel of judges. There are prizes for the first three positions in the National Competition and the winner of the International Competition will receive a package worth $8,000, comprising cash of $4,000, a paid overseas trip to Thailand or Malaysia, and mentoring by business experts to develop their idea. Winners at all levels will be featured on the website.

The project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian-ASEAN Council (AAC) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). 

For more information and to register their interests, students should visit: une.edu.au/aseancomp or contact Associate Professor Bernice Kotey at bkotey@une.edu.au or call 61 2 6773 2830. Please also see this flyer.


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