Innovation

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Professor Noel Lindsay

University of Adelaide’s Australian eChallenge program has invited secondary school students to take part in the entrepreneurs’ business plan competition this year.

Five secondary schools have already enrolled for the Australian eChallenge in Schools pilot program, which is run by the university’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC).

Registrations for this year’s Australian eChallenge are coming in thick and fast towards the cutoff date of August 11.

As part of an ongoing series of lectures, ECIC Director Professor Noel Lindsay will speak about the nature and necessity of entrepreneurship this Thursday, July 31.

Professor Noel Lindsay started his first business at the age of 16. He is now the Academic Director of Singapore Operations and Director of ECIC, the University of Adelaide, where he is also a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation.

Greg PattenWith little fuss, but much entrepreneurial zeal, Greg Patten, the man behind a largely unknown family company he built from scratch is showing how business can thrive in the South Australian economy.

Greg was a nominee and finalist for the Central Region in the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, announced last week in Adelaide.

Hardly a household name, Greg’s quiet style has nevertheless seen his Mogas fuel brand achieve “major player” status in the highly competitive fuel supply industry, while simultaneously developing innovative, leading-edge technologies to manage and expand their business operations across a surprising, diverse field.

The Beast is ready for actionStruggling cars on a 3200 fundraising odyssey for The Royal Flying Doctor service now have a secret weapon called The Beast – a purpose-built 10-tonne rescue truck to haul them out of trouble.

Converted from a US Federal Emergency Rescue tilt tray, the Beast was overhauled in Adelaide to become the Oz Odyssey Rescue Truck, designed to rescue any bush basher in rapid time.