U.lab team wins Best Entrepreneurial Educator | UTS News Room

Published on UTS News Room on 5 Nov 2014 In summary: The co-founders of UTS's U.lab have been recognised for an outstanding collaboration between business and higher education Dr Jochen Schweitzer and Dr Joanne Jakovich have been jointly named Best Entrepreneurial Educator in the annual Business/Higher Education Round Table awards Dr Jochen Schweitzer and Dr Joanne Jakovich, the co-founders of … Continue reading U.lab team wins Best Entrepreneurial Educator | UTS News Room

Prototyping par excellence: Building a Homemade Spacecraft

Copenhagen Suborbitals is a non-profit suborbital space endeavour based entirely on sponsors, private donors and part time specialists.  Since May 2008 COSUB has been working full time to reach our goal of launching a human being into space and to show the world that human space flight is possible without major government budgets and administration. Check out … Continue reading Prototyping par excellence: Building a Homemade Spacecraft

How design can change the way we work

It’s time to restructure old business educational models for a more creative and collaborative approach. by Miranda Tayvia via ArtsHub Australia Design thinking can be used to transform the way we conduct businesses and meet challenges by offering innovative and creative thought processes. At a recent talk on The Business of Design at Space Furniture in Richmond, … Continue reading How design can change the way we work

Dawn of the Planet of the Longtails

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Mikael Colville-Andersen, in one of my favorite Copenhagenize posts, describes Denmark and the Netherlands as “the Galapagos Islands of modern Bicycle Culture.”

These two countries and the main city in each have evolved in each their own way over the past thirty or forty years. Many of the details are interesting anthropological observations that would probably be difficult to trace to the root.

In “very general” terms, Mikael describes the peculiar differences between bicycle riding in each country, from the Dutch preference for panniers and the Danish preference for front baskets to the different bikes used for hauling cargo in each location. These differences are small but noticeable, and any fan of livable streets who’s been to both countries can’t help but wonder when and how the two locations parted ways along the evolutionary trail.

But here we are in New York City, standing at the dawn of our own biking civilization, so…

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Beyond the IT crowd: the pitch for Google’s Australian Big Tent

By Jochen Schweitzer, University of Technology, Sydney and Joanne Jakovich, University of Technology, Sydney Will the web create more Australian culture than it destroys? How do we tell Australian stories in the digital age? Why would Google host an event and ask questions such as these? On Friday, Google will host Australia’s inaugural Big Tent … Continue reading Beyond the IT crowd: the pitch for Google’s Australian Big Tent