Fi Tschaut

Fi Tschaut is the Senior Manager, MCIC Network and Programming. Fi utilises her Masters in Business Administration (Strategy) to help individuals, companies, startups and the public sector harness the power of design thinking and lean to foster a culture of innovation, build creative confidence and shape the products, services, systems and spaces of the future.

As Senior Manager Fi crafts strategies to drive and scale innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity at UNSW and beyond. Fi leads a high performing team to provide guidance and entrepreneurial confidence to help evolve transformative ideas into world changing technologies and ventures and directly oversees programming strategy, thought leadership, technology, rapid prototyping capabilities and a network of makerspaces and fabrication labs

Key achievements in the past 24 months include:

  • 25000 people have engaged with innovation initiatives
  • 200 workshops designed and delivered to help people develop their creative confidence and build innovation capabilities
  • 40 startups incubated
  • 7 collaborative design programs lead with industry and government organisations
  • 6 community partnerships evolved taking MCIC innovations to where they are needed most
  • 300m2 makerspace expansion from a digital fabrication into fully equipped prototyping lab [3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutters, CNC mill, 3 axis robot, electronics, wood/metal/shop tools]
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