The UTS Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) is focused on strategic priorities aligned with the three key pillars: Entrepreneurship, Precinct and Partnerships.
- Ensure all UTS students have access to entrepreneurial experiences through coordination and promotion of the university’s credit-bearing entrepreneurship offerings, and the development and delivery of co-curricular entrepreneurship programs, internships, and external opportunities.
- Coordinate entrepreneurial capabilities and pathways across the university to develop and sustain a robust high-impact, high-quality entrepreneurship ecosystem within the University, with clear connections to range of external opportunities, such as commercial accelerators and industry incubators, as well as seed funding and other forms of support (e.g. mentoring, disciplinary expertise, access to markets).
- Embed the UTS Social Impact Framework across entrepreneurial offerings and programs, distinguishing our graduates and founders as ethical, impact-minded leaders and entrepreneurs.
- Facilitate the university’s engagement and leadership across the wider innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sydney and across New South Wales, with a particular focus on attracting and anchoring activities and partnerships within the Ultimo precinct.
- Prioritise management of UTS facilities and resources to enable on- and off-campus entrepreneurial and innovation activities, initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships.
- Engage with policy makers in local, state, and federal government to ensure recognition of and support for the Ultimo precinct as a leading innovation hub.
- UTS has a practical, real-world focus and together with our partners, UTS Innovation and Entrepreneurship will identify shared values, common goals and problems to be solved in individually curated and co-designed projects.
- We are looking to engage with startup ecosystem, corporate and government partners to expose our students to real-world challenges, solving issues in business, community and society with our students’ ideas, and curiosity combined with our research expertise.
- We will benchmark and evaluate our partnerships through the UTS Social Impact Framework. All partnerships will be designed to catalyse innovation and entrepreneurship activities and programs and amplify benefit back to our students and our external stakeholders.
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