Start-ups in focus as Western Sydney MP visits Werrington Park Corporate Centre
Harnessing the entrepreneurial nature of western Sydney was on the agenda as local Federal MP Jason Clare met with promising start-ups at the Werrington Park Corporate Centre at Western Sydney University.
The Blaxland Labor MP and Shadow Minister for Communications used the visit to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by digital entrepreneurs.
During the visit, hosted by Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover, Mr Clare met with a range of new start-up businesses who have taken advantage of industry and research expertise at the Centre to grow their businesses.
The MPs saw first hand the next generation 3D Printing machines designed by Stephen Brinks, who has utilized the Centre to take his business from his garage to the global market.
The MP's also met Olga Moore, a young fashion designer collaborating with the University's MARCS Institute to develop a range of wearable sport and medical technologies, and Juan Pereyra, who has developed a cloud based software platform for the collaborative management of aged and disability care between GP's, carers and nurses.
The $30 million Werrington Park Corporate Centre is the first phase of a wider development to transform the University's Penrith campus into a hub for cutting-edge, digital companies. As part of the development, the University is planning a $50 million science centre to expose local school children to science in action, and encourage them to pursue careers in computing, engineering and mathematics.
29 February 2016
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