Launching a new era in acceleration 

Launching a new era in acceleration 

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) has a rich history of supporting businesses in the City of Monash, beginning with the establishment of the Tom Morrissey Building in 1999. The facility provided office space and business support services and for more than 15 years, was home to hundreds of successful local businesses.  But as the marketplace – and the needs of businesses – changed, it […]

Three things entrepreneurs don’t have to worry about

Three things entrepreneurs don’t have to worry about

In the wake of Monash Business Awards’ thought-provoking insight into The Future of Work, I’ve been reminded again that an entrepreneur’s world is often considered ‘worry-free’. Most people think becoming an entrepreneur is all about flexibility and freedom – but as most of us have learned, flexibility can often become an excuse to cram in tempting distractions to avoid the things we least enjoy – thus slowing down […]

New appointment to accelerate innovation

New appointment to accelerate innovation

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) is home to dozens of Founders of Accelerating Ventures working on ventures that are innovative, disruptive and accelerating fast. Interest in the EIBC’s events and programs is flourishing, with diverse individuals and teams now based on site and more than 2500 Australian and overseas visitor tours every six months. To meet demand, the EIBC itself needs to scale […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Did you know that the City of Monash is now Victoria’s second largest employer outside of Melbourne’s CBD, particularly in the health, education and manufacturing sectors? In fact, entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for innovation has been flourishing in our region for well over 100 years, as we recently discovered during the process of renaming of our two buildings. The Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) is delighted about the […]

Could Coworking Change the Future of Your Business?

Could Coworking Change the Future of Your Business?

As a new year gets well underway, have you considered how will you change your work habits in 2018? If you’re working from a home base, there are multiple challenges when trying to maintain concentration, motivation and professionalism. Working from home seems like the ultimate in freedom, convenience and affordability at the start – but there are plenty of downsides, too, like isolation and the ever-present […]

The news is out and flexibility is in: Census 2016 reveals workforce trends

The news is out and flexibility is in: Census 2016 reveals workforce trends

The ‘crown jewels’ of Census 2016, as described by Bernard Salt, are now available for our viewing pleasure. Thanks to responses from 90 per cent of Australia’s workforce, we can clearly see how Australia is responding to mega-trends such as globalisation, digital disruption and a surging local market for personal branding. “The single most valuable contribution of […]

How are you facing the future – with optimism or fear?

How are you facing the future – with optimism or fear?

There’s much ado about fear of the future and the invasive nature of technology. Machines replacing people, jobs disappearing and people out of work. The reality is, the human factor – you and I – will always be important and technology will enable us to live fuller, more satisfied lives. Consider the many ways technology will teach, empower, connect and free us. Wearable tech will allow us […]

5 Reasons You Should Be Coworking

5 Reasons You Should Be Coworking

Where do you work? From home? Or a coffee shop? Are you part of the mobile workforce that is a contractor, freelancer, or temp? Huffington Post and Wix suggest by 2020, 40% of the workforce will be with you (thanks Luke). Co-working venues are popping up all over the world to offer workers a place to concentrate, […]

Ideas are easy. Innovation is hard.

Ideas are easy. Innovation is hard.

“Australia is a creative nation, but that alone does not get you to the top of the innovation leader board.” Peter Humphreys knows innovation, inside out – and his recent research study has proven once again that Aussies have a long way to go if they want to lead the field. And it comes as […]