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How many South Australian schools does it take to crack the challenges and make the most of the opportunities of education in the future? 

That’s what we’ll find out at Education Hack 4.0, as six student/teacher teams are set to gather here at Flinders at Tonsley today and tomorrow. Each team will bring their own challenge to use as a spring board for solutions and ideas based on what teaching and learning might look like in a digital future.

Using the ‘How might we?’ format to facilitate collaboration and creativity, we’ll be tackling the big issues, including:

In the face of Victoria’s recent mobile phone ban in schools, it’s clear that technology and education can be an obstacle or an opportunity, depending on your approach. 
We’re looking forward to Education Hack 4.0 and seeing what genius solutions we can bring out of the teams from Pembroke School, Scotch College, St. Johns Grammar School, Banksia Park International School, Australian Science and Mathematics School and Glenunga International School.
We’ve joined with Cisco to bring you the ‘EduHack’ for the first time, as an extension of Flinders University’s partnership with the Digital Schools Network. We’ll be updating you on our socials as the two day event unfolds, and future education becomes even more exciting in the hands of the EduHack facilitators and teams!

Happy reading,

The NVI team.

P.S. If your school missed out, or your kid’s school, or your local school and you think the Education Hack 4.0 sounds pretty amazing – make sure you don’t miss out again. You can register your interest in our Innovation in Schools suite below.



A message from our Director, Matt Salier.

Matt’s moving on! Read the full statement by following the link below.

We’re very excited for Matt and his new role, and thank him for his incredible contributions to Flinders NVI – over the last 6 years he’s made this company what it is today! If you’d like to get in touch with Matt, reply to this email and we’ll connect you.



MEET: Alex and Laura Tolson are the founders of Lateral Vision, where they create immersive experiences combining the latest in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology. Lateral Vision create custom VR and AR-based tours, marketing activations and drone solutions that have changed the game for each of their clients, including Flinders University, TAFE SA, Twenty Third Street Distillery, Monarto Zoo and many more.
JOINED NVI: Alex completed Venture Dorm in 2017 and then brought Lateral Vision, along with Laura, into our eNVIsion incubator program in the same year. They’ve gone on to become a core business and familiar face in the eNVIsion family, even creating a VR video of Icebreaker18 for us at NVI! The wins keep coming, including coming runner up in the Marketing and Communications category at the Wine Industry IMPACT Awards, and Business SA’s Business Growth Award & South Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
FUTURE: Team Lat Vis, through their work with Flinders Uni, will enable students studying The Future of Work in the Digital Age to experience the future by taking part in an upcoming virtual visit to REDARCelectronics. Alex and Laura are excited to expand their work with schools and universities, by providing VR and AR training to students and staff. It’s an area the team are keen to explore more, saying theres “some great opportunities to reduce staff training time” ready for the taking.
If you’d like to make the most of the world of VR/AR with the talented and professional brother/sister team that is LATERAL VISION – head to their website and see what’s possible!



We took IMA to the Limestone Coast! Carla facilitated a session with local manufacturing companies:
Introduction to Innovative Manufacturing with Industry 4.0 

The participants from One Forty OneMondelezMcDonnell Industries, The Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment (DTTI) and Mount Gambier High School were given an intensive insight into the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and what it could mean for each. 

The workshop took place over two days, and Carla received fantastic feedback from the participating companies, some who were there just to learn about Industry 4.0, and some who are in the research and development stage of its applications. If you missed out, you can reserve a place in the Barossa Yorke Mid North program of the same content, which takes place in July (date TBA). To find out more, contact Laki by sending him an email directly.
Or, you could grab the LAST spot in the next intake of the Innovative Manufacturing Accelerator. Find out more about this experiential and extremely valuable program for advanced manufacturers by following the link below! 



A CASE STUDY & A CONGRATULATIONS: Our Flinders Enterprise Consulting teams have just completed their projects for Semester One.

Working with skilled industry mentors to ensure the student projects are valuable solutions for the client, once again we’ve been impressed by the standard of each consulting firm. For students and participating businesses, FEC is the best way for the students to prepare for the job market, while providing premium solutions for the companies they work with.

It can be difficult to visualise the process between students, businesses, their mentors and the advisory board, so we put together a case study of Port Pirie Council’s FEC project, for you to read! Just follow the link below to get your downloadable case study.

Left: Amy Orange with her student team Melting Point Consulting,
who delivered their recommendations to a happy client.




And remember – if you have a project you want some of South Australia’s brightest minds working on, alongside mentors from leading consulting firms like PwC and Hydra Consulting, registrations for the next round of Flinders Enterprise Consulting (FEC) are still open – just!



Feed Your Brain | More Than Just a Good Idea with ZORK founder John Brooks
You don’t just need a good idea, great design, quality manufacturing, inspiring marketing, and/or value add investors. You need it all to work together… Plus a bit of luck! We’ll be hearing a candid account of the ups and downs of a good idea that needed a few false starts to gain traction, from our engaging host – John Brooks. Don’t miss this one, see you there! June 28, 1 – 2pm @ NVI, Room 1.01 Flinders at Tonsley



Venture Dorm Registration | Metro: Venture Dorm is our Pre-Accelerator program, aimed toward startups and their founders who want to transform their business over 8 weeks. We’ve just come off an incredible intake of a huge variety of businesses which saw winner Jahnvi, founder of Feel the Beatz take out the first place in the Demo Day pitching competition. The next round is filling quickly and shaping up to be another great group! If you’d like to join or are just after more information, follow the link below to visit the Venture Dorm webpage. July, Flinders at Tonsley



Unleash SA’s Energy Opportunities | Panel Discussion
EnergyLab and Flinders NVI have teamed up to launchEnergyLab in SA. EnergyLab was founded to support new business and technological initiatives that move the world toward 100% clean energy solutions. Panelists will be announced soon, and the (free) tickets are going fast! We’d love for you to join us in a discussion to analyse, scrutinise and talk through the energy opportunities in SA. August 15th 5:30 – 9:00pm @ Lecture Theatre 1, Flinders at Tonsley




We published our first edition of Local Connections! And it was great!

Our first edition of the regional business newsletter that should DEFINITELY be on your open list went out, and it was a collection of local events, business news, great news from our Limestone Coast Venture Dormers, check ins with schools and more. Our next edition is due to go out mid-July, so make sure you’re signed up! Until then, you can also catch up on the last one by reading it here.
If you’d like to sign up to Local Connections, click the button below and we’ll make sure you get the first edition. The form is on the eNVIsion Limestone Coast page, just scroll down to fill it out. 



Want more news from the NVI stratosphere?

Here’s what else has been happening.
  • Our eNVision members Voxon have launched the world’s first 3D Holographic Arcade Machine! Read all about their successful expansion into Tokyo and beyond HERE.
  • Global Table Australia is a dynamic new agrifood business event connecting global industry leaders, innovators, corporates and governments. To find out more about attending the expo or exhibitor opportunities, head to the event website, HERE.
  • Did you hear about the Flinders Village expansion? ICYMI… Flinder’s campus experience will be better connected, with everything you could possibly need in one location, or just a train ride away. Read all about the plans HERE.
  • Are you based in Sydney or visiting in August? Make sure you make time for Co:LAB4’s event: (re)imagining the future of work, workforce and workplaces. A practical, interactive + inspiring workshop on how to build a workplace people love. Hear global case studies from international speakers. Tickets are selling fast, but you can grab yours HERE.
  • The Australian New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF) has launched the Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards. If your company has beaten the odds to scale successfully and is ready for the next level, apply for the awards HERE.
  • The 2019 Business SA Design for Export awards are now calling for entries. If you’re a designer who has started exporting a product, no matter what scale, apply now for your chance to win. More information can be found HERE. 
  • WE’VE MOVED! Not far, but you can find us in Room 2.21 at Flinders at Tonsley. Just head up the stairs or the lifts and we’re directly opposite. Come say hi!



With more great news from our eNVIsion family, Vinnie and the PREPD team have closed their Pre-Series A round to fund new growth of their revolutionary hydration system. 

Previously, the team secured funding through current shareholders and private investors, including Kevin Poulton, Head Coach of UCI Pro Cycling team Katusha Aplecin (pictured below). To find out more about PREPD and their plans for the future, head to their website.



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