The Knodes Network
Start-up collaboration Australia
About This Project
What is the Knodes Network?
The Knodes Network is a facilitator of academic and start-up collaboration through 3-week research sprint programs. Providing start-ups with access to specialised knowledge & experts to help accelerate new ideas, while providing academics with unique industry experience in the international, sustainable start-up sector.
While attending the 2019 Our Ocean Conference in Norway, PhD candidates, Justin Geldard and Carly Portch of UWA, noticed a lack of discussion regarding collaboration between academics and entrepreneurs to solve ocean challenges, despite the breadth of knowledge and talent in both industries. This sparked the idea to create Knodes, a program aiming to bridge the gap between academics and start-ups to accelerate sustainable solutions.