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Read more about the latest in innovation, entrepreneurship and Create and Maker Space news from Unleash Space 

Unleash Your Stories: Wednesday Davis

Unleash Your Stories is a series of community stories with the intention of bringing light upon projects that have been developed in Unleash Space or the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.Wednesday Davis, a marine science postgraduate student, is very...

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Unleash Your Stories – James Barclay

This article features a very special guest in our Unleash Your Stories series, James Barclay. The 4th year physics student is a self-taught electronics wiz who sets himself apart as the most frequent user of the Create & Maker Space, and is working on as many DIY...

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Birthday Party 2019

Last Friday, we celebrated our second birthday! A big thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Unleash Space and took an interest in the stations our team worked hard to prepare. We could not have asked for a better turnout. It was a wonderful way for university...

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Unleasher Meetup: Collaborating

Unleasher Meetups are a fortnightly casual networking opportunity to find your innovation project soulmates! A new addition to the Unleash Space artillery, these Meetups serve to connect like-minded individuals and facilitate finding necessary talent for your...

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Unleash Camp: Tree Adventures

To start off semester 2, our Unleash Space student team went on a bonding trip to Tree Adventures.We were joined by our sister team, Velocity.The teams met at the city campus and everyone managed to fit in three cars and one rental van. Itwas a long car ride with more...

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Re-Orientation Week 2019

Unleash Space returns in Semester 2 with a fresh variety of events and opportunities. The annual Birthday Party is approaching, with a theme that arcade lovers will appreciate. Two additional Tech Trends have been lined up at Unleash Space. The two topics are about...

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Unleash Your Stories: Bronte Page

Unleash Your Stories is a series of community stories with the intention of bringing light upon projects that have been developed in Unleash Space or the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Today’s story is about how a 4th year Law and Arts student, Bronte...

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Unleash Your Stories: Darius Osing

Darius Osing is a first year languages and engineering student with a passion for design and innovation. He studied design and visual communication in his high school year and decided to use the Create and Maker Space to further develop his creativity by undertaking a...

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Unleash Your Stories: Zak Devey

Unleash Your Stories is a series of community stories with the intention of bringing light upon projects that have been developed in Unleash Space or the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Today’s story is about Zak Devey and his amazing journey from a...

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Unleasher Meetup: Innovating

Unleasher Meetups are a fortnightly networking opportunity to find your innovation project soulmates! These Meetups serve to connect like-minded individuals and facilitate finding necessary talent for your projects. Each event proposes an in-depth look into a key...

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Cookie Catchup #1 – 2019

Cookie Catchup is a recurring event catered for students and staff from all faculties. Every semester we offer something new and bring you opportunities to sign up, book events, play games, or simply to bask in the ambience of Unleash Space! Although we like to change...

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Unleasher Meetup: Creating

Unleasher Meetups are a fortnightly networking opportunity to find your innovation project soulmates! A new addition to the Unleash Space artillery, these Meetups serve to connect like-minded individuals and facilitate finding necessary talent for your projects. Each...

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Unleash Your Stories – Kevin Lee

While some may be content with products offered on the market, when students like Kevin Lee can’t find what they’re looking for - they design their own.Kevin is a third year Mechatronics student, and has been a long-time fan of 1v1 competitive and retro-themed video...

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Tech Blog: Zenno Astronautics

Zenno Astronautics is the brainchild of three students who were involved with the Auckland Program for Space Systems (APSS), and has grown into a fully-fledged space flight systems company. The founding students are a true testament to the value of perseverance and...

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Unleasher Meetup: Communicating

Unleasher Meetups are a fortnightly networking opportunity to find your innovation project soulmates! A new addition to the Unleash Space artillery, these Meetups serve to connect like-minded individuals and facilitate finding necessary talent for your projects. In...

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Startup School: Capital Raising Demystified with Joe Rouse

What is Startup School?Startup School is a series of practical workshops inviting industry professionals that will help your turn your idea into reality. From taxes, legal structures, to patents and capital raising, these workshops offer entrepreneurial and business...

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Enter: Club Night

The 25th of March marks the beginning of the end of Club Night. Club Night will soon be revamped as an integral event of Unleash Space, aimed to synergise creative technology knowledge with professional business training. For this event, students were given the...

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What’s an Arduino?

Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform based on flexible, easy to use hardware and software. It is intended for tinkerers and hobbyists that are interested in creating interactive objects or environments. The project was founded in 2003, in Ivrea,...

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Meet the Team: Patricia Ramos

In this iteration of the Meet the Team series, we are introducing the eccentric and lovely Patricia Ramos, whose work is familiar to all in the Unleash Space. Patricia is one of two graphic designers on Unleash Space team and despite being new to the team, she has...

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Camping with Unleashers

After an incredibly successful and hectic O’Week - the busiest week of the year the Unleash Space student team was rewarded with an exhilarating camp which took place near the coastal waters of Huia. However, not everything was rest and relaxation, as the team had...

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International Women’s Day

What is International Women’s Day?International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year and commemorates the movement for women’s rights. In support of this day, we organised three amazing events for students and staff to enjoy and to learn from.To appreciate...

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Back in Action: O’Week

After a long and busy summer, Unleash Space was back in action for O’Week! To promote the exciting year ahead, and make sure no students missed out, the week was packed with fun and inspirational activities.Our O’Week stalls were an enormous success, handing out over...

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Unleash Space Celebration

On the 24th of September, Unleash Space held an intimate celebration for its successes since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened this Innovation Hub and its Create and Maker Space back in February. Invited were Unleash Space Student Leads, Student Creative...

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Startup Celebration

The air was abuzz with excitement and the scent of innovation flew through Unleash Space on Friday as we held our final major event of 2018: Startup Celebration. In case you missed it, Startup Celebration was a showcase of some of the startups that used Unleash Space...

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Unleash Your Stories – Yourong Wang

The night sky can be a great source of inspiration to all, and to third year physics student Yourong Wang, this has certainly been the case for him. Using equipment and materials from the Create and Maker Space, he has created a night sky projector, which he calls the...

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Meet the Team – Nicholas Kondal

The Newsroom on the Unleash Space website is one of the many marketing platforms Unleash Space uses, and what better place than here in the Newsroom to introduce Nicholas Kondal, one of our Marketing Co-Leads? Nicholas is in his second year of a Bachelor of...

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Unleash Your Stories – Alexandra Amaral

Alexandra is currently on an exchange programme in New Zealand, originally from Massachusetts, USA. She was always searching for ways to combine her love for music as well as physics to make something creative. She first started to become interested in creating...

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Tech blog – Kessler Space

Kessler Space - is a new startup that is driven by a single goal to ensure that humanity can sustainably utilise Earth’s orbit in the far future. This is due to the increasing level of space junk and debris from the rapidly growing rate of launches as a result in the...

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Technology Trends – Sensors

Our Technology Trends Speaker Series for 2018 concluded with a focus on sensors, one of the Essential Eight technologies. Sarah Jennings, COO of StretchSense, came to talk at the event, where she delved into the technology of sensors, its great potential, and answered...

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Tech Blog – Kara Technologies

This week’s spotlight is on Kara Technologies; an online educational platform that hopes to provide deaf children with educational material via sign language. They were the 2017 winner of the Social Enterprise category of the annual Velocity 100k challenge, as well as...

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Technology Trends – Future of Food

On 22 August, food was on the mind at Unleash Space, with a Technology Trends Speaker Series dedicated to the Future of Food. A panel of three speakers came to share their ventures into food and how the way we eat could change in the future, as well as answer burning...

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Meet the Team – Nina Kim

Next up in our Meet the Team series featuring awesome people in the Unleash Space team is Nina Kim, our lovely CEO and friendly face to all. Nina is in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communication; she has been involved with Unleash Space since the...

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Unleash Your Stories – Kevin Liu

This week, Unleash Space is featuring Kevin Liu, who has created a Macro Keyboard using materials and equipment available in the Unleash Space Create and Maker Space. Kevin first thought of the idea while playing RuneScape in his spare time, as he loves the feeling of...

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Meet the Team – Ping Huang

Unleash Space would never be the space it is today without the dedicated and hard-working Student Team that helps run it in partnership with staff from the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. That is why in this series, we would like to introduce some of the...

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Technology Trends – Artificial Intelligence

On 15 August, Unleash Space was packed with people excited to learn more about artificial intelligence (AI) at our Technology Trends Speaker Series event. Though artificial intelligence is something many people are aware of, the insider perspectives from our two panel...

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Unleash Your Stories – Gustavo Guillemin

All successful startup stories have to come from somewhere, and for many of them, it is the drive and passion, as well as knowing where to start and careful planning, that is essential for carrying their ideas through to reality. Today we will take a glimpse at what...

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Unleash Space Birthday Party

10 August marks the date of Unleash Space’s first birthday, and what better time to celebrate! Not only by hosting a carnival-style party and movie night, but also to reflect on how Unleash Space came to be and how much has changed in this one year. An arch of orange...

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Unleash Your Stories – Henry Luo

“Innovation” is a term often used to describe big ideas to solve large scale problems; however, that view does not encompass all innovation. In fact, many innovations and great ideas come from a desire to make certain aspects of daily life easier or more efficient,...

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Technology Trends – Blockchain

The first Technology Trends event for semester two started out strong with a presentation and discussion on Blockchain by Andrew Gillick from Brave New Coin. Blockchain is one of the Essential Eight technologies that are most likely to have a global impact in the near...

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Unleash Your Stories – Jamie Mcdonald

“Turning cities into playgrounds”. That is the vision of ‘Shwoop’, one of the Unleash Space’s homegrown student startups, and one that Jamie Mcdonald, one of our Creative Technologists and also on the Velocity team, is a founding member of. In his first year of...

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Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

In the days before semester two kicked off, Unleash Space was buzzing with creativity and excitement as a three day Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp was held, run by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara and his team from the Augmented Human Lab....

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Re-Orientation Week

Semester Two kicked off to a busy start for Unleash Space, with a multitude of activities running throughout the first week (Re-Orientation week) to promote Unleash Space and get the community excited about innovating, making stuff and getting inspired here. Out on...

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Unleash Your Stories – Youth Butterflies

What if your shirt could tell stories? Share the experiences of a range of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences? Well that’s exactly what Yobithan Rajaratnam has done through his social enterprise Youth Butterflies, which recently had its first launch on 20...

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Unleash Your Stories – Hayden Moore

This week, Unleash Space is featuring one of our talented Creative Technologists, Hayden Moore, who has created an automatic wire-cutter using materials and equipment available in the Unleash Space Create and Maker Space. Last year, in his final year of a BSc in...

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Founder Stories – Jake Millar

It was a great pleasure to have Jake Millar, a prolific 22 year old entrepreneur, speak at our Founder Stories event on 23 May. For someone so young, Jake has already accomplished so much, including starting up and selling his own company Oompher to the government at...

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Changing the World with Creativity and Innovation

Our second Technology Trends Speaker Series event, Changing the World with Creativity and Innovation, started off a week of inspiration and discussion. Run as part of Techweek and open to all members of the public, we were treated to a fantastic panel of speakers that...

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Unleash Your Stories – Johanna Lloyd

Inspiration to come up with ideas for projects can come from anywhere, and for Johanna Lloyd, a medical student at University of Auckland, that inspiration came straight from within our Create and Maker Space itself! This led her to making a Harry Potter themed...

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Unleash Space Community Creations Showcase

Last Friday, our second community event of the year, Unleash Space Community Creations Showcase, proceeded with great success! Audience members from many different backgrounds and faculties came to Unleash Space to hear from our creative technologists and three...

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The Essential Eight

Techweek is a week dedicated to sharing innovation and new technologies to everyone and in light of this, we introduce what is known as the “Essential Eight”, eight technologies PwC predicts will have the greatest global impact in the near future. Artificial...

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Unleash Your Community Event

On Friday 23 March, we hosted our first Community event of the year, "Unleash Your Community". Unleashers from across all faculties and areas of the university came together for a night of inspiration and collaboration. A diverse range of people came to...

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Prime Minister Opens Unleash Space

We were very proud and honored to have Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, officially open Unleash Space on Wednesday 21 February 2018. The Prime Minister switched on a light sculpture of the Unleash Space logo, formed of rods inserted by guests, and issued a...

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