Participation in the Ecosystem

LESANZ Pitch Night 

Building relationships and engaging with the Perth innovation ecosystem was a key part of CERI’s strategic plan in 2016.  In November, Charlie was invited to join the judging panel of LESANZ’s 2016 Pitch Night hosted at Number 22.  The six local startups selected to pitch at the event were a diverse group who presented a variety of innovative ideas.  Congratulations to Instatruck Co-Founder Siobhan Lancaster whose brilliant pitch won the evening.

Mentoring Collaborations

Carolyn joined the mentor team for “Start Something in Research”, a programme run to stimulate entrepreneurship among academics hosted at Murdoch University.  Carolyn was also invited to participate in the Blue Economy Challenge as a Councillor during the launch event for their “Aquacelerator” programme recently held in Perth.  Ten teams and their inspiring innovations from all around the world took part in the challenge.   Led by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade innovationXchange the Blue Economy Challenge is a global initiative focused on revolutionising the aquaculture industry by developing ecological and sustainable local economies across the Indian Ocean region.

Discover CERI Workshops 

“Discover CERI” workshops have been a key element in our awareness-raising campaign.  Our most recent workshops took place at ECU Joondalup and Mount Lawley, as well as at two Meet & Greet events held at our HQ.  If you are interested in attending a “Discover CERI” event or would like us to come and present the workshop to your staff or students please contact our Media and Communications Officer Sarah-Jane via or 08 9389 6767.