u.lab ‘LAUNCH PAD’ – Matching Ideas with Opportunity.

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You are welcome to attend the u.lab’s inaugural pitching day, LAUNCH
PAD. Its our day to match ideas with opportunity.

For the past 16 weeks, u.lab has been developing four new enterprise
proposals with graduate students spanning the Design and Business
disciplines. These will be pitched to the public at Launch Pad.

// FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
// u.lab warehouse, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale
// 9.30 am : WELCOME COFFEE
// 10am : FOUR 10-MIN PITCHES
// 11am : GUEST INDUSTRY PARTNER PANEL
// 12pm : LAUNCH PAD LUNCH BANQUET [registration essential, places limited]
// 1pm : BIKETANK SHOW-N-TELL
// 1.30pm : U.LABBERS EXPERIENCE ROUNDTABLE

We are holding a special banquet lunch as a way to facilitate emerging
entrepreneur interactions with key industry partners, but most
importantly to thank you for your support over the BikeTank and u.lab
program.

Registration for the lunch is essential and places are limited. Other
components of the day are open to the public.

Inquiries: rsvp@ulab.org.au

BikeTank 8 – Today with guest thinker Omar Khalifa, CEO at Bicyclensw.org.au

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We are delighted to welcome you to our 8th instalment of BikeTank
where our special guest thinker will be Omar Khalifa, CEO at
Bicyclensw.org.au

// TUES 8TH NOVEMBER
// 7.30AM COFFEE AVAILABLE
// 8AM START
// 9.15AM FINISH, WELCOME TO STAY LONGER
// 50 KENSINGTON STREET, CHIPPENDALE
// http://ulab.posterous.com/pages/location

BikeTank is an urban connectivist think-tank that doubles as a bicycle
pitstop cafe. At BikeTank we are exploring how design can make cities
more human using all manner of interactive methods.

At BikeTank workshops we prototype modes and spaces of innovation,
embracing multi-generational inspiration and sharing. Each week is an
intensive exploration into a defined topic hosted by emerging design
entrepreneurs and leading thinkers, contributing to a bigger picture
project: http://biketank.org/thebiggerpicture.php

Tickets include free barista coffee and pastries, but we’d like you to
register (so we can buy you enough goodies).

See more at: htttp://biketank.org/
@BikeTank #BikeTank

We look forward to collaborating with you~!

Spread the word 😉

u.lab Team
http://ulab.org.au

Sydney Cycleways – Peace and Space: How can zones of conflict be creatively revealed so that bikes are in synergy with the city?

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BikeTank #8 Tomorrow!! Sydney’s favourite bike-flavoured design think-tank is on again.

Tomorrow’s theme: Peace and Space: How can zones of conflict be creatively revealed so that bikes are in synergy with the city?

We are delighted to announce that Peace advocate Camilla Schippa, Director of the Institute of Economics and Peace, will be speaking for Steve Killelea, who has been held up overseas.

Camilla manages the development of the Global Peace Index, a tool for measuring the peacefulness of countries and identifying the drivers of peace, holds the Peace and Security portfolio of The Charitable Foundation, and is Regional Adviser to the United Nations Office for Partnerships. She provides advice and support to the United Nations in efforts to build new partnerships with civil society, foundations and the private sector in South East Asia.

We are looking forward to bringing Camilla’s global perspective into our visions for Sydney at a tangible scale. Anyone with an interest in bikes, design and built environment is welcome! BikeTank includes free barista coffee, pastries and a special guest speaker.

Please make sure to register. See more at: http://biketank.org/

Kolelinia / Martin Angelov

Martin Angelov shared his funky concept for a new urban way of transportation dubbed “” with us .   proposes that we ride our bicycles on a steel wire as a new type of bicycle lane.  The idea was awarded first for the international “Line of Site” competition.

“The first crazy idea which came to my mind was to make flying bicycle-lanes, using steel wire, something like ski lift but working on the opposite principle in which the wire is static and it doesn’t need electricity,” explained Angelov, who presented a more developed version of Kolelinia on Sofia’s TEDX conference a few days ago.

Working off the idea that transportation has to “not only be a transport, it has to be an experience,” Angelov has turned an initial idea into a developed possibility (especially with the addition of his safety features).   Angelov’s ideas make us question whether it is possible to achieve a completely new level of transportation with minimum resources.

All images courtesy of Angelov. http://www.archdaily.com/46236/kolelinia-martin-angelov/#more-46236