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Australian Hearing Hub: Perspectives on the diagnosis and remediation of auditory processing disorders

Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 11.00am -12.15pm

Hear from Dr Harvey Dillon, Senior Research Scientist at NAL, Adjunct Professor of Macquarie University and Visiting Professor of Hearing Science at the University of Manchester.

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City of Ryde presents: How to start a business

Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 10.00am -1.00pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Get your business off the ground at speed! Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to start? Let’s make 2018 your year for new business success.

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Speaker Series: The Complete Product Journey with Kevin Ly
Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Using his own BBB Drink as a case study, Kevin will be sharing lessons that he has learnt along this journey, including how to rapid prototype like the guys at Google X, how he was inspired at A-Fest (an invite-only curated community of exceptional people from 50+ countries who come together every year to explore a key topic in personal transformation), and tips on ideation, testing, and product launching into the Australian market.

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Author’s platform: Brett Harris – Tour De Oz
Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Hear from author Bret Harris about his new book Tour De Oz (published May 2017). Harris’ novel details the years leading up to the inaugural Tour de France,  where four cyclists known as ‘Overlanders’ set out on a race around Australia.

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City Of Ryde presents: Get switched onto the future! An IT Industry Sector Forum
Date: 28 February 2018
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

As a founding partner of MPID, City of Ryde invites you to an event that will take you on a journey into the IT knowledge economy – an explosion of creation and innovation to build a successful and sustainable business.

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MQ Incubator – Speaker Series: 10 Best & Worst Practices for Building Digital Products with Benjamin Wirtz
Date: 28 February 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Using his own BBB Drink as a case study, Kevin will be sharing lessons that he has learnt along this journey, including how to rapid prototype like the guys at Google X, how he was inspired at A-Fest (an invite-only curated community of exceptional people from 50+ countries who come together every year to explore a key topic in personal transformation), and tips on ideation, testing, and product launching into the Australian market.

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MQ Incubator presents: Design Thinking with Dr Lars Groeger
Date: Face-to-face days on Saturday 24 February, Saturday 3 March, Saturday 10 March

Innovation is the key to sustained business success. This 50-hour module takes you through the design thinking process, giving you the tools, frameworks, and mindset to meet innovation challenges head-on, and succeed. Whether you’re in a startup, an established enterprise or corporate business, Design Thinking will help you to identify the right problem, in order to get the right solution. This module will combine face-to-face weekend workshops, fieldwork, and online activities.

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MGSM Master of Social Entrepreneurship: Women Who Change the World
Date: 9 March 2018
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

This TEDx style lecture series and panel discussion will see female social activists and entrepreneurs take the stage to discuss their journey of becoming change makers, shed light on the power of women to make a macro level impact and share the story of their organisation.

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Developing positive care cultures through appreciative enquiry
Date: 13 March 2018
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm

This masterclass will focus on the use of appreciative inquiry as an approach to research and cultural development across health and social care settings. Professor Belinda Dewar from The University of West of Scotland will suggest that the very process of inquiring appreciatively enables us to deliver compassionate relationship centred care across education and practice.This seminar will share the learning and outcomes of a number of projects that used creative methodologies to deliver improved outcomes.

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Empathy and morality: An interdisciplinary perspective

Date: 14 March 2018
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Hear from French-American neuroscientist Jean Decety as he explores evolutionary biology, psychology and social neuroscience to draw the link between empathy and social preferences that can conflict with morality.

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Some of our 2017 Events…

Presence attestation: human-aided bootstrapping of trust in devices 
Date: 18 October
Time: 12:30pm – 2.00pm

In his one hour presentation, Professor Gene Tsudik will address the human user element in trust establishment in the era of IoT and autonomous systems.

He will present three concrete presence attestation schemes based on different physical properties: sight-based, location-based and scene-based. They vary in terms of security and usability features, and are suitable for different application contexts. After analyzing their security, we assess their performance based on prototype implementations using a smart-phone, a Raspberry Pi-2 connected with a GPS module and a HD webcam.

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FAIL NIGHT – Let’s talk about failure
Date: 19 October, 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

The great Winston Churchill once said “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”. Whilst optimism is one of our key values here at the Macquarie Incubator, more often than not in the business world, we fail. As people we are not defined by these failures, but rather how we get back up and charge on. Join us as our panel of high profile speakers from the Macquarie Park Innovation District discuss their failures – and most importantly how they bounced back.

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Speaker Series: Meet a Venture Capitalist
Date: 25 October 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

We all know starting a business is hard, but are there patterns and mechanisms that predict a startups likelihood to succeed? Venture capitalists are indivdiauls who provide capital to startups or support small companies that wish to expand.

Our three speakers, Blair Pritchard, Barry Tennant & Rebecca Hay all have a background in Venture Capital and have accumulated a wealth of experience in creating, scaling and investing in businesses. These individuals know what it takes to make a startup successful, as well as understanding the factors lead to failure.

Join us for this Wednesday night Speaker Series and get an exclusive opportunity to listen to and ask questions to some incredibly insightful and knowledgable Venture Capitalists who will provide you excellent insights you can apply to your venture.

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MPID Transport Hackathon
Date: 2 November – 3 November 2017
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

The Macquarie Park Innovation District is facilitating a multi-staged hackathon campaign which leverages the strength of the network to generate solutions to benefit transport and mobility in the precinct and provide meaningful outcomes for businesses, employees, students and the community.

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What is blockchain and how will it revolutionise industries?
Date: 8 November 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

The blockchain is a public ledger of balances and transactions. Unlike a bank, there is no centralised body processing, recording and updating each person’s balance. Instead, this ledger is maintained by a distributed network of computers that verify and process each transaction for a fee. To prevent malicious attackers altering balances, each computer in the network has to reach a consensus on what the next ‘block’ (ie record of transactions) is and what the history of the blockchain entails. As a case study, we will look at how the blockchain applies to the supply chain and retail industry.

2017 Learning & Teaching Grant Showcase and Pitch Session
Date: 14 November 2017
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Macquarie University’s Office of PVC Learning and Teaching will host a showcase of six (6) recently completed Learning and Teaching Strategic Priority Grant (SPG) projects.

Each presentation will outline the project, the process and its outcomes. This showcase will be followed by the 2018 Strategic Priority Grant pitches. If you are interested in applying for a 2018 grant, click here for information. Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

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Meet the NASA scientist making robots for Mars
Date: 7 December 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

NASA’s Robotics Exploration of the Solar System: Past, Present & Future as told by the scientist with the coolest job off Earth

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is welcoming roboticist Dave Lavery who is Program Executive for Solar System Exploration at NASA, leading the design of the next generation of spacecraft to explore Mars.

Dave leads the Curiosity Rover mission which landed on Mars in 2012, and is trying to determine if Mars was ever able to support microbial life. He is also working with the NASA and European Space Agency teams launching rovers to Mars in 2020 to actively search for signs of life in the Mars environment and prepare for future missions that may return Mars samples back to Earth.

At this public lecture Dave will talk about the Curiosity Mars Rover mission, the future of Mars exploration, and why he believes the first human to set foot on Mars has already been born.

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