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ABC Experimental Learning Program - CALL FOR STUDENTS

The ABC Experimental Learning Program is an exciting initiative designed to develop innovative capabilities and an entrepreneurial mindset for ABC staff and UTS students. This is an amazing opportunity to become an active player and contributor to a significant culture change initiative within Australia’s largest public media company. You will be working with a diverse group of ABC Technology staff and representatives from the start-up community, learning new creative problem solving methods and the principles of entrepreneurship.

The ABC are inviting 15 UTS students to participate in this collaborative program. The ABC will benefit from your participation by ensuring that the focus is broader than just ABC issues and problems. Students will obtain skills and knowledge in innovative methods and entrepreneurialism while developing networks with ABC staff and the startup community.

The Program

The program is focussed on innovation as creative problem solving using Human Centred Design combined with lean learnings from the start-up community.

Session 1: Tuesday 11 Oct – Friday 14 Oct 2016
Session 2: Tuesday 13 Dec – Friday 16 Dec 2016

The program is structured around two workshop intensives of four days' duration which are separated by a seven week gap for small groups of two-four participants to undertake group learning and experiments. There will be four one hour coaching sessions with the ABC’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Claudia Barriga-Larriviere.

All up, the program requires a commitment of 80 hours and includes specialist sessions by guest entrepreneurs including Colette Grgic, Head Corporate Innovation at Blue Chilli, Ben Hoh, Creative Director, Digital Eskimo, Avis Mulhall from Think Act Change and many more.


Applications for round 4 will open early September 2016. For further information email Leah Lucas, UTS Innovation & Creative Intelligence Unit leah.lucas@uts.edu.au


ICI Labs

The UTS Innovation & Creative Intelligence Labs are dynamic, immersive, studio-style program designed to introduce the practices of creative innovation by allowing participants to experience them through the context of real problems and projects.  Participants explore with us new ways to think, drive change and innovate, to develop better solutions to the complex problems we face in today’s world. 

The ICI Labs connect business leaders, entrepreneurs, creative practitioners, academics, researchers and UTS staff and students to test and push the boundaries of creative innovation.

UTS: Hatchery

The Hatchery Pre-Incubator is a new distinctive UTS enterprise designed to give students start-up skills and to educate and launch the entrepreneurs of the future.

We know that today’s students and tomorrow’s graduates will follow very different career paths to previous generations. Many of them will choose start-up and entrepreneurial careers over traditional jobs.

The Hatchery “pre-incubator” program will prepare UTS students with the skills and expertise needed to confidently take their business ideas to the next level of development. Hatchery participants will learn the groundwork needed to pitch their own ideas to the thriving industry incubators and accelerators in our precinct such as Fishburners.

Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

The UTS Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is a combined degree like no other. Drawing on experts from disciplines as diverse as midwifery, journalism, engineering, law and architecture, this elite degree will ready some of Australia’s brightest young minds for tomorrow’s complex global problems.