A visit from the NSW Minister for Innovation

A visit from the NSW Minister for Innovation

Last week we made the big announcement that Tech Beach and Lakeba Group have merged to become one company. Our renewed focus is driving the commercialisation of technical innovation in Australia and beyond.

To kick start our reinvention, we welcomed the NSW Minister of Innovation, Victor Dominello, to our Sydney offices for a visit. He dropped by to see first hand what we mean when we say “commercialising innovation” and to meet our large team of creative minds. We were able to show him some of the advanced technical solutions Lakeba has in the works and explain our plans for the future.

It was only two years ago that our local member and the current Premier Mike Baird officially opened the TechBeach/Lakeba premises on Manly’s iconic Corso. Back then, he promised that innovation would be high up on his Government’s agenda. It’s great to see that he has made good on the promise, appointing a specific official to oversee this incredibly important area.

During his talks with us, Mr Dominello mentioned that Lakeba aligns perfectly with the state’s vision to make NSW a leader of innovation not just in Australia but on the world stage. He shared some inspiring examples of new developments that are unfolding in NSW and mentioned that the State Government is doing its best to embrace and learn from the thought leaders who are driving positive change for the community.

Innovation is about so much more than gimmicky apps and five minute wonders. The reason Lakeba is aligned with the government’s vision is that we are working hard on developments that do more than make money. We talk a lot about commercialising innovation, but our goal is to fast track products that are truly beneficial to the economy and the community. We plan to launch initiatives that will foster growth for businesses other than our own.

Lakeba is working on products to make small and large companies more economically efficient, freeing them up to invest and expand. We are also behind innovations in the health, software and sporting industries. Our strategic partnerships with companies such as Samsung and Intel have the potential to change lives for the better.

Having the Minister drop by validated what we already know – that Lakeba is headed in the right direction when it comes to innovation that makes a difference.

15 July 2015 – Industry (Payment and Loyalty) Innovation forum

15 July 2015 – Industry (Payment and Loyalty) Innovation forum

Lakeba will have leading Industry CIO’s, CDO’s including Innovation Managers and senior level executives to discuss in an interactive forum the challenges in developing and accelerating innovation in their business and across the Industry.

Hosted by Mitchell Filby, The Industry Innovation Forum will discuss just some of the following points:
• what needs to be done to stimulate innovation in the industry?
• how does the Industry test, prototype or foster innovation today? Should this be done in isolation or can innovation be shared across businesses and the industry?
• What are the key industry problems or solutions that need to be considered?
• How do innovation accelerators hubs multiply effectiveness for business (corporate & government)
• See what and where innovation is coming from and can this innovation be applied to the industry?

This forum is designed to optimise attendee’s time to help progress their innovation by being collaborative.

1 July 2015 - Animal health Industry Innovation forum

1 July 2015 – Animal health Industry Innovation forum

Lakeba will have leading Animal Health Industry CIO’s, CDO’s including Innovation Managers and senior level executives to discuss in an interactive forum the challenges in developing and accelerating innovation in their business and across the Animal Health Industry.

Hosted by Mitchell Filby, The Animal Health Industry Innovation Forum will discuss just some of the following points:

  • what needs to be done to stimulate innovation in the Animal Health industry?
  • how does the Animal Health Industry test, prototype or foster innovation today? Should this be done in isolation or can innovation be shared across businesses and the industry?
  • What are the key industry problems or solutions that need to be considered?
  • How do innovation accelerators hubs multiply effectiveness for business (corporate & government)
  • See what and where innovation is coming from and can this innovation be applied to the Animal Health industry?

This forum is designed to optimise attendee’s time to help progress their innovation by being collaborative.

From Tech Beach to technology powerhouse – our big news (By Darren Younger)

From Tech Beach to technology powerhouse – our big news (By Darren Younger)

The ride since starting TechBeach in 2012 has been a roller coaster of big ideas, late nights and exciting wins. The business has come a long way in the short time it has been up and running. We have scored many goals, propelling some incredible innovation into the commercial space.

 When Premier Mike Baird launched TechBeach, we believed that we would create something special for NSW and Australia, and now we are ready for the next chapter of that amazing journey. I am excited to announce this very big change.

TechBeach has merged with partner Lakeba Group. This strategic move will join two ground breaking and like-minded businesses. Both companies pride ourselves on being at the forefront of commercialising the latest developments in technology. Together we will become an even greater powerhouse.

If you’re not familiar with Lakeba Group, it is headed up by Giuseppe Porcelli, the original innovation enthusiast. Lakeba identifies great innovations and technologies, rapidly scales systems and delivers fast prototypes. It is able to do this by utilising team members in offices spanning the globe.

Lakeba has had some amazing wins in recent times, working with state government and corporate brands.

Together, Lakeba and TechBeach have experience and development capabilities that are almost unbeatable. We have proven track records of rapidly turning great concepts into great profits. We love innovation and working together has created a fun and exciting workplace for creativity and thinking well outside the box.

Watch this space! Lakeba Group will be taking on Australia and beyond, changing the world with innovation. We are looking forward to sharing more wins with you in the very near future.