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Start-ups and big brands are like the Davids and Goliaths of the business world.
We invest so much money in our property and our mining and exports, but the real future of every single one of those industries is in the tech and innovation that can reduce inefficiencies, make them more scalable and increase their impact and profitability.
Following the successful progress of the round one pilot (started in 2016), a second round of challenges for the government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is open for applications.
From the world's first modular self-fit hearing aid, robots that write their own code, a virtual reality treatment platform for spider phobia, to an artificially intelligent shark detection system using drones - the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) iAwards program has unearthed outstanding Australian innovation for over 25 years.
Scott Morrison delivered his second budget in May and there is barely a ripple in the water. No huge sweeping reforms, no budget emergencies, it was almost a non-event.
Guy continues to point out all the areas that you should pay particular attention to so that your startup can rise up and be counted among those that have truly made it. From picking a mantra, jumping the curve to perfecting your pitch, Guy lays it bare.
"Disrupt or be Disrupted" is a Jeremy Gutsche speech on disruptive innovation and creativity in any industry.
CEA’s Collider Accelerator is the latest program to be launched with support from Advance Queensland, which is investing more than $400-million to position Queensland as a hub of innovation and growth.
As well as access to Qantas and industry mentors, participants will be able to tap into some of the Qantas Group’s operational data, technology platforms and anonymised customer insights to bring their ideas to life.
Furthermore, the fact that around one quarter of business owners don’t know where to start with their planning process is damning. A simple framework can be built around the basic premise of “Now, Where, How”
Our R&D has allowed us to produce and maintain our competitive advantage. We’ve been able to do this by making the most of our comparatively modest R&D budget. This is what we’ve learnt from 13 years of constant innovation.
Investible’s LAB Program is an eight-week, full time start-up accelerator, where winning companies access up to $250,000 in capital from the Club Investible network.
The evidence supports the idea that startup job creation is more than just wishful thinking by the startup community, or jockeying for political position by our government ministers.
Given the wealth of innovation here, it’s no surprise that that 38 percent of cash-generating Australian startups already have export revenue. But for that other 62 percent to really thrive, they’re going to need sell across the Indian Ocean.
More than 200 start-ups will be based at The Capital, with many more businesses to be supported through events and industry programs that will run out of the facility.
A company that started as a two-man shop in a Sydney kitchen and now stands as one of Australia’s largest mobile technology firms has taken top honours at the 2016 Sydney City Regional Business Awards.
In only its second year, having rebranded from the highly successful Startup Week Sydney in 2015, Spark Festival is Australia's leading startup festival, organised by the startup community for the startup community. The first round of Spark Festival’s program features over 50 events across tracks including The Startup Journey, HealthTech, Going Global, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security, Social Enterprise, Fintech, Education, Diversity and more.
And you can't attend a summer barbecue in Australia without someone's brother-in-law downloading his brilliant idea to anyone within a snag's throw. We're outstandingly good at coming up with 'ideas'.
We live in the experience economy - an economy driven by experiences and sustained through digital integration and innovation in a world more connected than ever before
Let’s not assume that innovation is limited to tech, says David Brooke, Managing Director of Social Traders, as he makes the argument for social enterprise