The Innovation Hub (iHub) is a brand new room in Building 11 on Level 5, designed specifically for student-led, co-curricular projects focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Speaker 1: The iHub is a space dedicated towards innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration. Really, it's for non-curricular and extracurricular projects. So, a lot of students are working on so many things outside of the classroom, and this is about creating a space to facilitate and help bring in more students to work on these cool and exciting projects whether it's anything to do with, I guess, technology and what's going on in the world as well as any individual project that the students might be doing outside of their university subjects. That's what the iHub's all about.
Speaker 2: So, the iHub was designed all with the aim of encouraging innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and IT. We've been working on this for over two years, and we're really excited that it's finally open for students to use. The space is for any student in engineering. All they have to do is tell us what they want to do, and we'll make the space available for them.
Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, please keep checking here for updates. The iHub currently is limited to 13 people max. in the space.
Introduction to the iHub CB11.05.400
The iHub is a place for FEIT students to brainstorm, to ideate, to collaborate and to bring ideas to life. The iHub is a space where students have the freedom to explore ideas with no constraints and to innovate with their peers.
These are the five values that underpin the iHub:
- Collaboration – the iHub is a space for students to work together and build upon each other’s knowledge, skills and experiences.
- Inspiration – this is a place for ideas to be explored, encouraged and nurtured.
- Great projects, great people – this is a student-community that supports ideas, projects and each other.
- No marks, no worries – you will never be assessed in this room and your marks don’t matter.
- Student-led – this is a place for students, by students.
How to use the space
COVID-19 safety requirements - Please do not move the furniture. Scan the QR code upon entry. The iHub capacity is a maximum of 13 people. Maintain 1.5 metres of space between people. Thank you for being COVID safe in the iHub.
FEIT students who have completed the 'Safety and Wellbeing Essentials' Module via UTSOnline can access this room.
Students may use the space without booking, if they are in small groups by tapping their student ID at the door. If another student has booked the space, they will have priority to the iHub.
Examples of how to use the space:
Showcasing your work, side projects or ideas in the space
Participate in, or run your own, knowledge-sharing workshops
Meet new people and see what other students within the Faculty are working on
Pitches and competitions
Peer learning around specific skills
Industry workshops or networking
Work on your innovative ideas
Student Society events and workshops
The space is not for:
- Regular classes (tutorials, lectures, etc.)
Non student-focused events