UTS’ growing startup ecosystem now includes The Hatchery with the aim of empowering UTS undergraduates and research students with the skills needed to start their own businesses. In 2014 UTS has appointed Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and IBM Australia’s research director Professor Glenn Wightwick further strengthening their position in the digital innovation space.
"Understanding code is now an absolutely fundamental skill at school or university – it's the new literacy," says UTS Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication student Roslyn Coutinho at the Microsoft-developed and UTS-hosted #WeSpeakCode. Part of a week-long campaign to give more than 7,000 Australian students a taste of coding. #WeSpeakCode was held in partnership with Microsoft, The Smith Family, UTS, the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.