Co-Lab publishes inaugural impact report

ACU’s business and innovation hub, Co-Lab, has published its five-year report, Growing a village. The report highlights key activities and initiatives across a range of areas such as economic impact, entrepreneurial education and skill development, innovation ecosystem growth and sector diversity.

Co-Lab’s tremendous success in nurturing and accelerating ACU’s enterprise community is evident in the report’s headline metrics:

 Infographic showing statistics for Co-lab's impact

The report also demonstrates the rich diversity of program participants. Co-Lab’s entrepreneurs and industry collaborations span multiple industry sectors, with an exciting focus on high-growth sectors, including ed-tech, social services, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality, marketplace platforms, health and wellbeing, and clean energy.

In addition, the report illustrates notable Co-Lab member success stories from ACU students, alumni and researchers, including ACU alumna Andrea Christie-David who sold her in-home childcare and NDIS support start-up for $9.5 million.

Co-Lab sits at the heart of ACU’s emerging innovation ecosystem. Connecting students and researchers with industry and possibility, Co-Lab and its dedicated staff have worked to identify and advance mutually beneficial opportunities that positions ACU and its community to deliver on social, cultural and environmental impact.

View the full ACU Co-Lab – Growing a village report

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