ANU launches first co-working space

Daniel
Thu 22 Mar

Tuesday evening saw the official launch of Square One, a dedicated space at ANU for students to develop their entrepreneurial ventures.

The new space is free for ANU students to use, offering hot-desking facilities, as well as a space to book meetings and events. Currently, the space is being utilised by nine teams and just over 70 students. Communities and ventures using the space include the ANU Observer, Artifex ANU and Civilise.ai.

Square One community manager Jack Foster commended the efforts of the team who have helped bring the space to life.

“I’m very proud of the enthusiasm to collaborate and engage with each other that our members are bringing to the space and excited to see where our community leads this project,” said Jack.

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Innovation at ANU, Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, spoke of the opportunities and pathways the space would provide for students now and into the future.

“As well as offering a physical location for students to work on the entrepreneurial pursuits, Square One will also make it easier for students to access other valuable resources and networks, both also the broader innovation community, such as the CBR Innovation Network and Entry 29,” said Professor Cardew-Hall.

Square One accepts applications on a case by case by case basis. If you’re interested in using the facility, get in touch with the team at [email protected].