Inspiring World-Class Innovation

In Western Australia

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation


Why do we suffer through the boom-bust cycles of the resources sector? Why do we have world-class research but still rank in the lowest quartile in innovation output? Why was more money lost in online dating scams in 2015 than was invested in tech startups in the same year?


How are we going to solve these problems? By stimulating a high-knowledge, high-value innovation ecosystem. By working with our university and institute researchers to translate their work into positive real-world effects.


What is CERI going to do? Instilling an Entrepreneurial Mindset is core to moving research through Proof of Concept and into Startup companies. Offer interactive learning modules, accompanied by intensive mentoring to take our CERIans through the Innovation Process.

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CERI is a newly established educational not-for-profit in Perth, WA. We are a new Hub for innovation research, delivering programmes in Entrepreneurial skills. Charlie Bass founded CERI in 2015, to encourage new economic growth in WA by inspiring world-class Innovation. It is the culmination of extensive research that Charlie has invested his efforts in CERI, having consulted industry representatives and universities on the economic challenges he perceived in Western Australia. CERI’s purpose is to encourage growth in the local economy by stimulating new developments and innovation in these industries, such as life science, agriculture and medicine. We want to ensure the economic development of Western Australia is not inhibited by a previous reliance on resource extraction.