Ipswich Smart City ARIP
Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP)

April 30, 2018

The Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP) aims to turn our regions into hubs for innovation and enterprise. The program is looking to develop entrepreneurial talent and activity within the region by enabling local entrepreneurs, business leaders and key industries to collaborate closely and with government to harness innovation and unlock business potential, strengthen existing industries and prepare regional Queenslanders for jobs of the future.

Check out the series of events brought to you by: Ipswich & West Moreton – Advancing Regional Innovation Program:


BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

If you have helped ARIP identify the main business challenges within the region, we invite you to come and hear how we plan on solving them. This will be an excellent platform to network with local business leaders of today and tomorrow.

We are looking forward to student and industry involvement in the development of intelligent solutions to the meet the needs of our business community.

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WHO: Businesses in the region
WHEN: Thursday 5 July 2018
TIME: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
WHERE: Fire Station 101
101 Limestone Street
Ipswich Qld 4305

RSVP: Wednesday 28 June 2018

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TEEN HACKATHON

The Teen Hackathon (13 – 17yrs) is a creative tech based event to empower young minds to express their problem solving skills to real world challenges and have a positive impact on their local community.

  • Be loud – Share your thoughts and ideas.
  • Be inquisitive – Think outside the box, challenge the norm.
  • Be active and energetic – Get excited, move around and be creative

 

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COST: $10 per teen (13 – 17yrs)
WHEN: Monday 2 July 2018 – Friday 6 July 2018
TIME: 9.30 am – 2.30 pm
WHERE: Fire Station 101
101 Limestone Street
Ipswich Qld 4305

RSVP: Friday 29 June 2018

Grab some of your friends or speak to your school to pull together an awesome team!  REGISTER NOW

Special thanks to Ipswich City Council as the ARIP Lead, and ARIP partner TAFE Queensland.

 

PROBLEM SOLVING INFORMATION NIGHT

Come and discover solutions collectively as we look towards the region’s bright future. You are invited to participate in a journey which will enable you to use your tech knowledge and skills to develop creative solutions to meet current local issues and future challenges.

You will have an opportunity to collaborate with your peers and local business leaders and get tips on how to:

  • develop a business
  • create a product with financial backing
  • realise commercial success.

 

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COST: FREE
WHO: Tertiary students
WHEN: Thursday 5 July 2018
TIME: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

RSVP: Monday 2 July 2018

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CALLING WOMEN MOVERS, SHAKERS AND INNOVATORS

Are you an entrepreneur interested in reshaping the traditional business landscape into something fresh, new and exciting?

Join the Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises (WiRE) support hub and connect with like-minded businesswomen and professional local mentors to explore:

  • Overcoming confidence barriers
  • Connecting with your market
  • Understanding consumers
  • Relationship building
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • Setting and meeting goals
  • Professional business writing
  • Finance structuring.

 

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The WiRE Program, designed by the University of Southern Queensland, is being delivered through the Ipswich and West Moreton ARIP Program to support women in the Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Lockyer Valley regions.

REGISTER NOW for our June 2018 intake.

 

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2018 BREAKFAST EXPO

Ipswich City Council and the Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP) Ipswich and West Moreton Partners are proud to be hosting a series of networking events to unite small businesses with big opportunities.

Join fellow business owners and representatives at a special Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) 2018 Breakfast Expo and enjoy:

  • Small Business Expo
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Input and advice from SME professionals
  • Learning new skills and tools for your business
  • Growing your business and personal networks
  • Discovering local services aligned with your business.

 

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COST: $15 breakfast; $5 stallholder
WHEN: Thursday 31 May 2018
TIME: 7.30 am – 9.30 am
WHERE:Ipswich Civic Centre
Cnr Limestone and Nicholas streets
Ipswich, QLD 4305

Spots are available for showcasing your Ipswich and West Moreton business at the Breakfast Expo.

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