Oct 12-26 2022

Tech Central at Spark

Tech Central, Australia's Innovation Engine

Stretching from Surry Hills to Camperdown, Tech Central is a place where world-class universities, ambitious startups, high tech giants and the community collaborate to solve problems, socialise and spark world-changing ideas.

Get to know the diverse organisations who already call this exciting place home. Frontier startups. Major universities. Ambitious students, pioneering researchers. Creatives and executives, practitioners and developers. Scroll down to the events below to connect with the people growing new industries, igniting new markets and powering our nation's economy into the future. 

This year at Spark Festival, take your place in the largest technology and innovation district of its kind in Australia. Keen to find out more about Tech Central as this exciting district comes to life? Let us know.

Meet The People of Tech Central

28 October, 12:30pm — 1:15pm AEDT

Tech Central is Australia's Innovation Engine: Get to know the diverse organisations who already call this exciting place home.

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Startups Going Global ft. Kim Teo from Mr Yum

28 October, 6:00pm — 7:00pm AEDT

AirTree Partner James Cameron chats to Kim Teo, CEO & Co-founder of Mr Yum about they have scaled at speed their incredible culture across locations and time zones.

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Cicada Buzz | Fireside chat with Daniel Faber, Orbit Fab

13 October, 8:30am — 9:20am AEDT

Find out what's happening in Space Tech with Australia’s pioneer DeepTech incubator.

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Sydney Innovation Festival

13 October, 1:00pm — 5:00pm AEDT

The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, and still at the leading edge of innovation.

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Tech Central for Newbies, by Diploma in Innovation at UTS

14 October, 9:30am — 10:30am AEDT

UTS students give the scoop on Tech Central, its vision, and how people can contribute to that vision.

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Music Startups: The Next Aussie Tech Goldrush

14 October, 11:00am — 12:30pm AEDT

Join the Australian Institute of Music to explore hidden opportunity in one of the world's most exciting industries.

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Venture Abroad Successfully: Smart Frameworks & Expert Advice to Go Global

14 October, 12:00pm — 1:00pm AEDT

Since 2016, Haymarket HQ has been supporting tech companies to start and expand into new markets.

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Sydney Innovation Festival

14 October, 1:00pm — 2:00pm AEDT

The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, and still at the leading edge of innovation.

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Spark Your Talent Pipeline

15 October, 11:00am — 11:45am AEDT

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship: the home of growth mindsets, entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking.

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Quantum and the Future of Cybersecurity

20 October, 11:30am — 12:00pm AEDT

Sydney Quantum Academy’s vision is to build Australia’s quantum economy by collaborating with academia, industry and government.

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Future-proof your career – and your organisation

21 October, 12:30pm — 1:30pm AEDT

Presented by Plus UTS: rapidly upskilling teams to meet future needs.

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Entrepreneurship and Disability - a match made in heaven

21 October, 12:30pm — 1:15pm AEDT

Canva is a homegrown unicorn, right in the heart of Tech Central.

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Innovation City: Incubating Place and Culture for Entrepreneurship

22 October, 12:00pm — 1:00pm AEDT

How can startups, investors, SMEs, big corporates and innovators play a role in shaping places and culture where innovation thrives?

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Why UX? - A 101 delivered by a Google UX Designer

25 October, 3:00pm — 4:00pm AEDT

INCUBATE is the award-winning startup program at the University of Sydney.

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"10 Things I Hate About Startup Accounting" - a 101 With David Kenney

26 October, 10:30am — 11:30am AEDT
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INCUBATE is the award-winning startup program at the University of Sydney.

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Youth Entrepreneurial Education Ecosystem in NSW

26 October, 4:30pm — 5:30pm AEDT

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship: the home of growth mindsets, entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking.

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Genesis Cohort 28 Final

26 October, 6:00pm — 7:00pm AEDT

Sydney Genesis is the University of Sydney's cross-faculty startup program.

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Hello From the Year 2050: A hopeful future for the planet

27 October, 11:00am — 12:00pm AEDT

A fireside chat from the frontiers of DeepTech, with Cicada and X, The Moonshot Factory (the radical innovation lab at Google parent company Alphabet).

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