A team of UNSW design and engineering graduates inspired by cult figure Robocop have turned to American crowd-funding platform Kickstarter to deliver the world’s first intelligent ski helmets. 


A UNSW student startup that sells socks to fight hunger, HIV, plant trees and improve literacy has been named on a list of New York’s coolest new businesses.


It may officially be the world’s fastest electric car, but Sunswift eVe ­– Australia’s entry in the annual international solar car race – has a tough battle ahead to beat cashed-up teams from the Netherlands and Germany.

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The government wants universities to focus on research with commercial return. But many of our most transformative innovations have been derived from basic ­research whose impact was impossible to foresee, writes Les Field.


UNSW Engineering has made two new appointments aimed at boosting engagement with industry in Australia and internationally.

Solange Cunin and Nathan Adler

A new centre at UNSW aims to transform the thinking of every student who steps through its doors. 

Global Student Challenge

A UNSW student team has won gold in a global innovation and entrepreneurship competition with an innovative app that helps users book events and organise their social life.

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​​ ​Mid-market firms can gain from transplanting external ideas – and the inspiration often comes from the most unlikely sources.

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The review of the Significant Investor Visa program will lead to some welcome improvements, however it is a lost opportunity to significantly impact Australia’s innovative capacity, writes Jo-Ann Suchard.