Startups are eagerly awaiting the Abbott government’s second budget after Small Business Minister Bruce Billson announced it would contain the “most substantial small business package this country has seen”.
Digital disruption is a phrase increasingly bandied about when it comes to the Australian economy, but how deeply do digital technologies really penetrate Australian industry?
Australian entertainment and media companies risk falling behind the rest of the world unless they organise startup accelerator programs focused on their industry, the author of an award-winning thesis examining US media giant Time Warner’s accelerator programs has warned.
An emerging new “megatrend” is that Australia’s scientists and researchers need to be more innovative, particularly if the country is to play a significant role in the world’s economy.
Melbourne entrepreneur snaps up Victorian Young Achiever Award for collapsible shelters for the homeless5:40PM | Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | Broede Carmody
A Melbourne entrepreneur who designed and developed portable shelters for the homeless has been recognised at the Victorian Young Achiever Awards.
Uber is looking to make it easier for Australians with accessibility needs to use its popular ridesharing platform.
Tesla’s plans to use its new battery storage system to power homes will provide households with more opportunities to reduce bills. But it will also cause headaches for the electricity distribution companies.
Nearly half of current jobs are at risk from digital disruption, but shifting just 1% of workforce to STEM roles would add $57.4 billion to Australia’s GDP.
Space, the final (hackathon) frontier: Australian entrepreneurs encouraged to boldly go where no startup has gone before4:50PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas
The 2015 SpaceApps Challenge Adelaide, a space-themed hackathon organised by NASA, has highlighted the growing potential of Australian space exploration startups.
Most industries are vulnerable to digital disruption of established business models, including public sector services. The question is whether such industries use the opportunity to reposition in their markets by disrupting themselves.
Now in its third year, the UNSW Startups Games has given over 80 individuals an intense entrepreneurial experience – four full weekends over one month – and essentially a platform to launch a startup for the first time or, in some cases, use the experience to become employees with an entrepreneur’s skillset.
Brisbane is set to host Australia’s first Startup Weekend focusing solely on the health tech sector, with organisers expecting over a hundred participants including from interstate.
Out of the 144 countries ranked by the WEF, the strength of China’s innovation environment now lies just seven places behind ours.
According to the Intergenerational Report (IGR) released earlier this month, Australia’s future productivity and prosperity depends on innovation and technology.
Digital epidemiology is the idea that the health of a population can be assessed through digital traces, in real time.
Sydney will soon see a co-working space dedicated to people under the age of 28.
A PhD student at the University of Technology, Sydney has been awarded the 2015 Fulbright Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship to advance his research into the socio-economic and cultural impacts of indigenous entrepreneurship and social enterprise.
An Australian IT company has built a prototype that may give voice recognition technology a much needed shot in the arm.
Corporates are paying more attention to startups but there is still a long way to go when it comes to the two collaborating, according to a number of experts helping Australian businesses drive innovation.
Although the drivers behind Apple’s success include those that are specific to the brand, it is what the phone means in terms of social- and self-identity that determines the difference between buying a Samsung phone and an Apple one.