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Energy and natural resources sector ripe for startup innovation

7:13PM | Thursday, 30 July 2015 | Sarah Coleman

When it comes to innovation I often use the quote, sometimes attributed to Einstein, that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”.

The seven innovation megatrends that Australia’s prosperity depends on: CSIRO report

7:50PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | StartupSmart

The CSIRO asked more than 7000 creative, customers, experts, and the public to help identify what megatrends should guide Australia’s innovation agenda.

Easy pill to swallow: Aussie biotech startup raises $40 million in funding round

7:58AM | Monday, 20 July 2015 | Kye White

A biotech startup spun out of the University of Queensland has raised $40 million to help develop a drug, which may make some injection-based treatments obsolete.

'Cough into this phone, please': Perth startup's diagnosis app could change the way respiratory problems are detected

7:21PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Soon you’ll be able to self-diagnose that scratchy throat just by coughing into your smartphone, an Australian startup hopes.

International freighting online marketplace CargoHound raises $800,000

7:43PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

An Australian startup aiming to revolutionise the international freight industry has secured $800,000 seed funding and is now looking to aggressively expand.

Straight-talking ANZ CTO Patrick Maes signals bank’s intent to partner with more Aussie fintech startups

7:55PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Kye White

ANZ wants to build relationships with Australian fintech startups, so they can partner to solve global problems in the financial services industry.

High price of law gets some crowdfunding justice

7:46PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Working for a large plaintiff law firm, Andrew Montesi regularly saw people unable to access justice because of high legal costs. He decided to do something about it.

FunCaptcha spun out of a Brisbane Startup Weekend in 2012, still going strong

7:05PM | Wednesday, 8 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

This startup is trying to solve a very common and often infuriating problem faced by pretty much anyone who uses the internet.

Aussie startup Ooder now taking orders from hospitality industry

7:35PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Kye White

Ordering supplies in the hospitality industry is a costly and time-consuming process. Melbourne startup Ooder wants to change that.

The future of manufacturing in Australia is smart, agile and green

7:03PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Alan Finkel, Cathy Foley and Veena Sahajwalla

In a rapidly changing world, industries need to be agile and transformative, to provide high value-add and to recognise their place in a complex global supply chain.

The five most popular Aussie startups on Product Hoist from June

7:59PM | Friday, 3 July 2015 | Steven Speldewinde

Interestingly, more and more of the popular startups featured on Product Hoist are based outside of the traditional startup hubs Sydney and Melbourne.

How Speedlancer is leveraging Slack’s success with shido bot

7:54PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Messaging platform Slack has been hailed as the next big thing in workplace productivity. Now a Melbourne-based startup is integrating its services into the platform and making outsourcing easier than ever before.

Biotech going gangbusters as Novartis snaps up Spinifex Pharmaceuticals for more than $250 million

7:30PM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the health and pharmaceutical industries abound like never before, according to the head of a venture capital fund that has half of its portfolio in biotech.

Meet Ziggy, the border collie whose limb was saved by a Queensland 3D printing startup

6:52PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

3D printing has come to the rescue for one lucky dog in Queensland.

Australia’s fastest hurdler wants to help people write better essays

6:39PM | Wednesday, 24 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Training for the Commonwealth Games and launching a startup have more in common than people realise, according to Australia’s fastest hurdler.

Can’t memorise keyboard shortcuts? Sonder Keyboard can help

6:33PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Kye White

A Sydney startup has developed a keyboard that adapts the signage on its keys according to the app being used at the time.

It’s not just hype – 3D printing is the bridge to the future

6:56PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Ian Todd

A company in the Netherlands is building a bridge across a canal in Amsterdam using 3D-printing robots.

Aussie startup Flirtey to conduct commercial drone deliveries in the US in partnership with NASA and Virginia Tech

6:25PM | Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney startup Flirtey will conduct the first commercial drone deliveries in the United States to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Australia must prepare for massive job losses due to automation

6:57PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | David Tuffley

Australia faces some tough policy decisions to reshape its economy and prepare for an uncertain future.

Why Richard Branson is giving his employees 12 months’ paid parental leave

6:19PM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Eloise Keating

Virgin founder Richard Branson is taking his commitment to the health and wellbeing of his employees to the next level by offering some staff in the London and Geneva offices of its Virgin Management division 12 months of paid parental leave.

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