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The DeLorean Project supporting youth with skill sets that lasts a lifetime.

Over the past 4 years, Glasshouse Christian College have been dedicating one day a week for their year 10 students to teach them various skill sets through, what they call, The DeLorean Project. The vision for the project is for the kids to develop skills in the four different areas: ways of thinking, ways of working, tools of working and ways of living in the world. This program gives students the opportunity to engage in authentic, student-directed and innovative learning.  Every year The DeLorean Project team put together an end of year presentation night where all students get to present…
Louise Bertram
November 30, 2019
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Benchmark Report Validates The Power Of Innovation To Local Businesses

A Sunshine Coast first – the Regional Innovation Benchmark shows that local businesses who prioritise innovation increased their sales of new products and services by 20% and higher, according to the 2018-2019 Regional Innovation Benchmark completed by USC Researchers, Dr Retha de Villiers Scheepers and Dr Saskia de Klerk for the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Project Team (SCRIPT). “With our start-up community reaching the energetic adolescence stage, it’s time to take stock of the Sunshine Coast's progress - the successes, the struggles and, most importantly, build on the regions solid foundation. This is where SCRIPT and its partners will play…
Louise Bertram
November 18, 2019
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Regional Innovation Benchmark (RIB)

The Regional Innovation Benchmark Report (2019) is a candid glimpse into the ways in which innovation is approached and executed within the Sunshine Coast’s Regional innovation ecosystem. The benchmark provides a knowledge-sharing opportunity about how to develop innovations within new and existing businesses to boost business performance. The RIB measures the approaches local businesses take to innovate and the value this generates. Download the Report here: Regional Innovation Benchmark Report 2019 For further details see the full research paper (55 pages) here: research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:29383 You may also be interested in reading our previous research on the Sunshine Coast Innovation Ecosystem here Full…
Louise Bertram
November 18, 2019
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Meat pie launched into space breaks altitude record

Queensland rapid prototyping professional Mic Black and a crew of startups, academics and students made history on the weekend, launching a meat pie to the highest ever altitude in the southern hemisphere. The flight with helium balloons and a Garlo’s meat pie on board was the finale to a 4-day “NewSpace FlashBuild” event held from 7-11 November 2018 to promote and engage the space industry in Australia. The balloon reached 28.3 kilometres before bursting and returning to earth, pie intact.
Silicon Coast
November 13, 2018
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SCRIPT Annual Stakeholder Report 2018

Innovation is heating up on the Sunshine Coast   Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program (SCRIPT) releases 2018 Annual Stakeholder Report   SCRIPT – a government and community-sponsored initiative to promote innovation - invested in six new Sunshine Coast projects in its first year, creating job opportunities and helping local entrepreneurs turn their ideas into commercial realities.   The organisation’s Annual Stakeholder Report 2018, released to coincide with SCRIPT’s first anniversary, highlights the important role it plays in growing innovation, business capacity and employment across the region.   Regional Innovation Coordinator Coby Sullivan said SCRIPT had received funding proposals for 12…
Silicon Coast
October 16, 2018
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The STRIVE Project | Community has entrepreneur’s back

Media Release | 1 August 2018 Community has entrepreneur’s back, helping make sun smart product a reality  Over the last month, entrepreneur Raphael McGowan has lobbied hard to inspire the local community to get behind his sunscreen applicator bakslap, and it has paid off. In just 30 days, the Sunshine Coast community and others have backed bakslap’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with $48,377 to get the applicator into production in time for summer this year. Developed following the tragic loss of Mr McGowan’s 31-year-old sister Tess McGowan-Chan to melanoma in 2012, the bakslap applicator makes it easy for people to apply…
Silicon Coast
September 11, 2018
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The Innovation Master Class

The Innovation Master Class is an applied business development program aimed at owner-managers of small to mid-sized businesses with an ambition to grow! It is open to businesses from all industry sectors across the Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas. The program outlines a practical five-step approach to develop a strategic direction, generate, evaluate and implement innovative new ideas - and includes a final Showcase session to help participants build their business profile, drive progress, gain input and develop new network connections. To help growing small businesses access this practical support, the program cost is subsidised at $495 plus GST…
Silicon Coast
September 10, 2018
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Startup Onramp to launch on the Sunshine Coast in September

Startup Onramp Founder Colin Kinner, Lead Facilitator Jacqui Price, and Support facilitator Gary Swanepoel. If you are considering launching a startup, or have an idea for a startup, the Startup Onramp program is for you. Startup Onramp is a 12-week training and mentoring program that gives new and aspiring founders the skills, advice and networks they need to launch and grow their company. Learn how to build a startup — without quitting your day job! According to Startup Onramp founder Colin Kinner, the program’s core mission is to help people make the transition from employee to entrepreneur, and to give them a…
Silicon Coast
September 10, 2018
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