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Live Ideas

We believe that ideas matter. They are the starting point of world-changing solutions to the key challenges that our communities face today.

Live Ideas is a place for the thinkers, problem-solvers and change-makers. It’s designed to enable industry, community, researchers and educators to activate their ideas and create positive change.

Programs and services

Live Idea’s programs and services are designed to support students, staff, communities and alumni to build entrepreneurial skills that can transform ideas to impact.

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Start-ups and established businesses

The Live Ideas Innovate series provides workshops, digital resources and professional development opportunities to support you through your entrepreneurial journey.

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Researchers and HDR students 

In collaboration with the Southern Cross University Office of Research, Live Ideas is offering professional development opportunities to help support the commercialisation of research for impact. Launching soon.

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Current Students

Live Ideas provides students opportunities to realise their entrepreneurial capabilities and work directly with industry to build solutions for the challenges of the future. Launching soon.

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Southern Cross Kombi converted

Are you a teacher? The Southern Cross University Electric Kombi Conversion Curriculum Package is a suite of 30 lesson plans to help your students learn more about electric vehicles and this conversion project, aligned with the iSTEM program outcomes and objectives.

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Innovate series events

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Hear from business leaders who have navigated successful IP and commercialisation journeys and demystify the process and opportunities available to businesses. 

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The Business of Waste

Can we build businesses that help regenerate the planet?

Registrations are now open

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A podcast series that discusses, evaluates and explores all the factors that contribute to making a successful business. 

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Southern Cross University's new business activator, Live Ideas, has launched with a free workshop for local business on Thursday 1 December 2022 at the Lismore campus.

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Southern Cross University is supporting Northern Rivers business owners and entrepreneurs to foster and enrich their innovation credentials with a $5000 study scholarship.

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Local food and beverage businesses have a fortnightly audio date to look forward to, with a new podcast called ‘Business Bites’ on the menu.

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To coincide with Plastic Free July, Southern Cross University has partnered with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to supercharge the transition away from single-use plastics.

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The NSW Government and Southern Cross University are calling for innovators with R&D solutions that strengthen entrepreneurship across the Mid North and North Coast regions.

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