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iAccelerate Apply-small iAccelerate 2016 Intake now open. Find out more & apply. Read more

Me3D co-founder Leanne Connelly 2x1Female founders lead the way at National Tech Innovation event. Read more

iAPitch Finalists 2015iAccelerate Pitch grand final 2015 winners. Read more

UOWPitch_Final_2015Pitch perfect for UOW innovators and entrepreneurs. Read more

iAccelerate VIP info night - ICRiAccelerate invites VIPs for tour of business incubator build. Read more

ICR_Citi_iACiti looks to the Illawarra for Mobile Challenge Innovators. Read more

Elizabeth Eastland - Best CaseStartup incubator leads gender equality mission. Read more

ICR_UOWPitch15_StoryFinger trap hits the right nerve with winning pitch. Read more

ICR News small Launch of networking group for manufacturers and researchers. Read more


 iAccelerate intake openiAccelerate 2015 intake now open. Find out more & apply. Read more

ICR PitchSocial media entrepreneurs pitch perfect. Read more

ICR FestoonBulli designer's wall art picked up by The Block. Read more

ICR Pitch finalistsRegion’s Brightest entrepreneurs gear up for iAccelerate Pitch and demo day. Read more

ICR Jerry EngelAustralian businesses encouraged to think global and act global for local change. Read more

ICR Kickstarter ZestDeskGet out of your chair alive by standing up for back health. Read more

ICR Chris NicholsonHandcrafted Touch Breathes New Life Into Final Resting Place. Read more

Elizabeth Eastland - Best CaseiAccelerate a case study of best practice on international stage. Read more


ICR ClauseMatchClausematch win BBVA Open Talent 2014 in Europe. Read more

ICR HandshakeIAccelerate Announces collaboration with successful Canadian startup incubator. Read more

ICR CriticalArcCriticalArc Revamps its brand and announces new SafeZone features. Read more

ICR iABuildingUniversity of Wollongong launches $10m seed fund to support Australian innovation Read more

ICR TheFlockiAccelerate resident company The Flock heads for the clouds for global visual effects Read more

ICR iA Scholarship iAccelerate Scholarship Program announced. Read more

ICR ClauseMatchClauseMatch accepted into Barclays FinTech Accelerator Program in London. Read more

ICR BeerMogulBeerMogul's Formula One legend hits over 100,000 downloads! Read more

ICR ListLavaListLava sale secured to the UOW Library. Read more

ICR ZeptoSureTimeline Information Systems sign six-figure software sale. Read more

ICR SafeZoneCriticalArc launch SafeZone in the EMEA markets after opening new office in Birmingham. Read more

ICR GeoGeoInteractive commence biggest project yet. Read more

ICR SODNew home for Illawarra’s entrepreneurs underway. Read more

ICR UOW ConnectPushing the Economic Accelerator. Read more

ICR Andrew JacksonCanadian innovation experience comes to Wollongong. Read more

ICR ZestDeskFacebook, Google and Twitter are doing it, why aren’t you?. Read more

ICR Wollongong ImageWollongong reinvents itself after manufacturing bust. Read more 

iAccelerate 2013NSW Government gives $16.5 million for UOW's landmark iAcellerate Centre - a three-storey, 4000 square metre building to be constructed on UOW's Innovation Campus. Read More

 2013 News Articles 

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iAccelerate Start residents Nathan Harper and Mike Gardiner were at EB Games Expo to present their start-ups and new games. Read MoreNathan Harper and Mike Gardiner 120x120

EB Expo

EB Expo showcases amazing Australian Game Development talent including the Wollongong based studio BeerMogul Games, and Lime Rocket. Read More

EB Games Expo 

CritialArc Safe Zone App

A Wollongong start-up has been given wings by a trio of backers offering $1M in combined investment. CriticalArc will use the investment to get its security app SafeZone first to market in the UK and US. Read More

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 Turning bright ideas into reality with UOW Pitch

A total of $30,000 in cash prizes was recently awarded to the winners of UOW’s first ever ‘Pitch’ competition. Read More

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Critical Arc wins SydStart 2013

A Wollongong startup "CriticalArc" founded by a UOW graduate is enjoying life in the smart lane after taking out the major prize at Australia’s largest professional startup conference SydStart 2013. The win immediately resulted in a meeting with a potential investor. 
>Read More  |  Link to CriticalArc website

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Green technologies

Researchers invent cheaper, safer, quieter wind harvesting technology that can be used installed both on wind farms and on the tops and sides of city skyscrapers. Read more


Researchers develop unique sports bra fitting app

After a pitch at the UOW eClub researchers got the technical expertise they needed to bring their research to life with the only app of its kind in the world to contain eveidence-based info!

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Probe to detect cancerous tissue or smuggled goods at the border

After ten years of research and the granting of Australian and US patents and with a European patent pending, the inventors of a hand-held probe, are seeking a business partner to help them develop a commercial prototype for medical applications.
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UOW Research Challenges to Transform Lives and Regions

In 2013, UOW will launch its Global Challenges Program, a major research initiative designed to harness the expertise of world-class researchers to solve complex, real-world problems – to transform lives and regions. 
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CSI Solution Intrigues at NASSCOM Awards

The ability to ‘see’ through walls is no longer reserved for Superman and the realm of Marvel Comics thanks to a remarkable next-generation radar system developed by four UOW students and Prof. Salim Bouzerdoum.
> Read More (Illawarra Mercury)
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2012 News Articles 

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UOW and Ecotech Partnership

UOW Researchers have partnered with Australian environmental monitoring company, Ecotech, to manufacture and distribute the world’s first comprehensive greenhouse gas analyser to worldwide markets. The Spectronus, gives a high precision, real-time analysis of all principal greenhouse gases, capabilities unmatched by its competitors. 


Waving Their Magic Wand

After 10 years of research, securing a patent for their portable radiation detector , the 'Liana', is a great triumph for UOW Researchers.
> Read the Campus Review | October 2012

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Researchers Invent New Cancer Detection Device

UOW has developed a patented radiation detector that promises wide-ranging applications from cancer tissue identification to improved screenings of radioactive material to aid border security personnel.
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StartPad Company Critical Arc Launches SafeZone Pilot at UOW

Critical Arc Launched their SafeZone product which turns your SmartPhone into a Blue Security Phone. 
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Gong Techies Create Next New Gadget

Read about LimeRocket, one of StartPad’s residents, in this Illawarra Mercury article.


UOW Bowel Caner Treatment Patented in Europe

A novel formulation for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, developed by UOW researchers, has been granted patent rights by the European Patent Office - speeding up the process of converting research into widely available products.
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Last reviewed: 1 August, 2016