Wearable Technologies and Entrepreneurial Wellbeing

If you missed Experimenta last night, do not despair. Check out this Meetup with RMIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Group http://meetu.ps/e/FY1LD/66ySd/d

Could a Scientist Solve your Problem? If you need a synchrotron, this could be the place for you.

If you have  a problem that only a person in a lab coat can solve, then think about taking a hike out to Mulgrave on 31 October.

This is one of the furthest flung events we’ve ever featured, and it you’re on public transport I’m afraid you’re in it for the long haul, (and a bit of a hike on top of that). But.

South East Melbourne Innovation Partnership (SEMIP) is proud to bring you the “Can a Scientist Solve your Problem?” pitch night on 31st October 6pm at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre.

The winner will receive $10,000 worth of Beam time at the Australian Synchrotron in Clayton with PR delivered by Scientell for the project.

What is a synchrotron?

Ansto’s Australian Synchrotron is a source of powerful x-rays and infrared radiation that can be used for a wide range of scientific and technical purposes.

Who needs a synchrotron?

You could be forgiven for thinking Dr Evil / Frank Thring and villains but, no. Some of the industries that currently benefit from the Synchrotron:

  • Advanced materials: ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, semiconductors, magnetic, superconducting and battery materials, opto-electronics
  • Biomedical: new diagnostics, bio-mimetic materials (artificial skin or organs), imaging and therapeutic techniques
  • Defence industries: new materials, sensors, heavy metal analysis, coatings
  • Environmental technologies and services: analysis of soils, fresh and salt water, air and atmospheric samples, pollutants, toxins and contaminants, environmental remediation
  • Food technology: analysis of food ingredients and packaging materials, product and process development
  • Manufacturing: metal alloys, catalysts, engineered components, stress analysis, fibres and textiles, adhesives, polymers and plastics, surfaces, interfaces and coatings



October is buy nothing new month…

I’ve just discovered that October is officially “Buy Nothing New Month.”

No longer devoted to simple beer drinking or mega rock concerts, and consistent with my budget bottom line at the moment, it’s not so much a celebration, as a question of what can you do? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Quite a lot as it turns out.

As always, these hacks are free, but you do need to register and you should only do that if you really are going.

Instead of Oktoberfest, you could try Winefulness. You heard correctly. Learn about wine from a VinoMofo expert and kill two birds with one stone. 3 October, 6PM. It’s free wine and mindfulness.

Friday 12 October Portable, our friends in Collingwood have another of their super cool catered ‘introduction to’ sessions this one on empathy in human centred design and what it means.

Can’t give up your fashion habit? Into upcycling? Take a squizz at the North Fitzroy Clothing Swap

Frock up for free film as part of the national seniors festival. Melbourne Libraries is hosting ‘Iris‘ the Albert Maysles’ documentary about New York fashion doyenne and art collector Iris Apfel.

On October 30 there’s also lunch with an entrepreneur discussing ‘the truth about early stage tech startup investing.’

All this and more in the Tech and the City Calendar.