No longer the preserve of freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups, co-working spaces have become increasingly relevant to larger companies. Heavy hitters who’ve based teams in coworking spaces in recent years include Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Alibaba and Samsung Electrical – but it’s not just the tech industry that’s reaping the benefits of the co-working revolution.
Co-working spaces are here to stay.
A global 2019 study by CoworkingResources reported that the number of co-working spaces worldwide:
● will soon exceed 20,000
● is predicted to grow another 42% between 2019 and 2022
● is increasing by an average of 2,595 new spaces every year.
CORE Innovation Hub is the proud recipient of an Australian Federal Government grant that will allow us to better serve our greater community, support the growth of our technology incubators, provide direct value across the entire industry value chain and increase the chances of success for innovative energy and resources technology startups in international markets.
For new technology startups, overcoming the “valley of death” in their early stages, with limited access to resources, increasing overheads and the need to establish valuable connections, represents one of the biggest challenges to their new businesses surviving. To address this, CORE Innovation Hub has opened applications for the third round of the CORE Start Award, sponsored by CORE foundation partners NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) and WesTrac.
CORE Innovation Hub recently appointed our new General Manager for the next phase of growth and innovation for the CORE community.
CORE was honoured to host a visit by HRH Prince Andrew today to introduce him to some of CORE and FLUX’s startups. He met with companies innovating in fields ranging from defence to composting. The Prince is in Perth this week for the finals of his Pitch @ Palace competition.
For our final Meet the Innovator for 2018 we were lucky to be joined by Jeannette McGill, Head of Telstra Mining Services, as our guest innovator. It was a great discussion where she shared her thoughts on the importance of fostering a culture of innovation, shared insights from her experience building teams, and gave tips for ways startups can connect to big corporates.
View the event video.
As Australia’s first resources and energy sector focused innovation hub, CORE is a proud supporter of West Tech Fest, WA's annual celebration of the APAC startup ecosystem.
During the week CORE will host events bringing the sectors’ innovators and leaders together as we showcase cutting edge technology being developed in resources and energy, look to the future with Lithium Valley and explore new ways to build innovation networks.
The biennial Innovation: State of Play mining survey is the largest of its kind in the world, with 800+ senior executives participating in 2017.
The 2018 survey is now open and industry is strongly encouraged to have your say. The survey takes a strategic level approach to innovation, an provides insights to help uncover the impediments and success factors driving innovation across the industry supply chain.
As Australia’s only resources focussed innovation hub, CORE is pleased to support the WA Industry and Export Awards celebrate and recognise local resources and energy companies who are impacting innovation in the sector globally.
Congratulations to Como Engineers for winning the Minerals, Energy & Related Services (MERS) category and also to CORE Member Blue Ocean Monitoring for winning the Environmental Solutions award.
Mukesh Patel, Founder and CEO of CORE Startup member Visual Intellect, was selected to participate in NERA’s Global Pathways program culminating in participating as an exhibitor at NERA’s first ever Australian Pavilion at Gastech 2018, Barcelona. Check out his experience showcasing his technology on a global stage.
Our Meet the Innovator Series connects the CORE community with some of the brightest minds in the industry. Our guest innovator for October was Mahmood Hussein of Global Drone Solutions. Mahmood provided fantastic insights into growing a business based on his journey.
The Finalists for the 30th WA Industry and Export Awards were announced at CORE today at an event attended by award applicants and sponsors. CORE is a proud sponsor of the Awards which honour and acknowledge Western Australian businesses achieving success in international trade in a range of sectors.
Perth-based technology company Chironix have been selected as the winner of the second CORE Start Award. The award was announced as part of CORE’s second anniversary celebrations on Thursday 23 August 2018 by NERA CEO Miranda Taylor.
Chironix works across Robotics, Machine Learning, Data Engineering and Cloud. They apply robotics capability to industry, integrating sensors and other technical solutions to highly mobile robots to solve client problems. Chironix co-creates with their clients from idea inception through to procurement, and on the implementation of these solutions through a series of trials and workplace integrations.