Tech start-ups are set to benefit from the launch of a new $6 million “innovation laboratory”, opened by the Victorian Government, as the state seeks to rival NSW in the ICT innovation stakes.
Start-ups specialising in information and communications technology have until August 10 to apply for a $30,000 grant from the Information Society Innovation Fund.
A range of entrepreneurial speakers are set to take to the stage at TEDxSydney 2012 this weekend, including Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and chief executive of social enterprise Purpose.com.
Taking an information and communications technology (ICT) company from start-up phase to market leader is no easy task – particularly if you come from a non-technical background – but Maree Adshead made it happen.
Oricom International, an Australian company specialising in communications technology, recently acquired Babysense, a technology that monitors the movements associated with a baby’s breathing.
Twenty-nine companies, entrepreneurs and inventors will share in more than $13 million to commercialise their technologies as part of Commercialisation Australia.
The Victorian Government has made $3 million available to small businesses as part of its Competitive Business Fund, designed to help start-ups improve their competitiveness, productivity and export potential.
Start-ups are set to be crucial in reviving Australia’s flagging software sector, according to a senior industry figure.
The NSW Government will attempt to make it reduce the red tape and costs associated with selling IT goods and services to government by amending an agreement known as Procure IT.