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Events

A series of events to help local businesses take the lead. Find out how you can create jobs and investment in the north, and work with other businesses in the north to support future growth.

Manufacturing Technologies Centre (MTC) program of events
A program of free events, including tours of local businesses as well as regular ‘drop in’ networking and technology demonstration sessions is available through the MTC.

Polaris Business Centre annual business luncheon – economic transformation through innovation
With keynote speaker the Chief Innovator for South Australia, Mr Tom Hajdu
Polaris Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Wednesday, 20 September
11.45am – 2.00pm.

Energy smart saver workshop with John Dee, host of Sky News ‘Smart Money’ program
Learn how to reduce your business and household energy bills
Conference Centre, Innovation House, Technology Park, 50 Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Friday, 29 September
7:00am – 9:00am

Northern Economic Leaders – Business Breakfast
With guest speaker Jenny Paradiso – co-founder and Managing Director of the national solar company Suntrix, awarded 2016 Telstra Australian Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Central Districts Football Club, 12 Goodman Rd Elizabeth
Wednesday, 4 October
7:00am – 9:00am

Leadership Workshop – Challenge of Leadership
Polaris Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Tuesday, 17 October
9.00am – 4.00pm

Northern business women’s networking event
“You don’t have to do it alone, collaboration is key”
With guest speaker – Tanya Cole, CEO of Hessel Group and Hessel International
The Grove Tavern, Golden Grove Road, Surrey Downs
Wednesday, 18 October
5.30pm – 8.00pm

Small Business Development Fund Information Session
Adelaide Business Hub, 6 Todd St, Port Adelaide
Thursday, 19 October
10.00am – 11.00am

Introduction to Grant Writing
Adelaide Business Hub, 6 Todd St, Port Adelaide
Wednesday, 25 October
9.15am – 12.30pm

Leadership Workshop – Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
Polaris Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Tuesday, 28 November
9.00am – 4.00pm

Impact Accelerator Program
Through hands-on workshops, mentoring and supporting resources, the Impact Accelerator program will help business operating in the disability sector develop innovative, actionable solutions to take advantage of the new opportunities presented by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Courses ongoing –  Contact suhit@businessmodelsinc.com or 0433 681 401

Mentoring for success program 
Ongoing – register your interest via the Polaris Centre website.

Digital growth program
Ongoing – register your interest via the Polaris Centre website.


Support

Under the Northern Economic Plan, each council works closely with a business centre to provide advice and assistance to local businesses through training courses, networking events, co-working spaces, assistance with grant applications and more. Get to know your local hub for local business.

Adelaide Business Hub is a business incubator accommodating start-ups.
Email info@adelaidebusinesshub.com.au
Phone 8440 2440
Head Office: 6 Todd Street, Port Adelaide.

Stretton Centre explores and enables local job creation through using its facilities and working in collaboration with thinkers, networks and industry.
Contact Karina Jamieson, Business Support and Attraction Project Officer
Email kjamieson@playford.sa.gov.au
Phone 8256 0589
307 Peachey Road, Munno Para

Visit the Northern Adelaide Jobs portal. Developed to help local businesses and local job seekers connect to support local jobs for local people.

Polaris Centre has been providing practical programs and advice to help northern Adelaide businesses start and grow for more than 15 years.
Phone 8260 8205
Email polaris@salisbury.sa.gov.au