Start-up idea

Latest to compete in $100k Amazon start-up challenge

11:38PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  Sydney-based tech start-up is the only Asia-Pacific company that will compete in this year’s Amazon Web Services Start-up Challenge, with a global grand prize worth $100,000.

IP available for free at University of NSW

11:49PM | Wednesday, 9 November 2011 |  Australian universities are being encouraged to make their intellectual property available for free, after the University of NSW said it will offer IP licences to entrepreneurs at no charge.

True3D sat-nav puts safety first

11:41PM | Tuesday, 8 November 2011 |  A new sat-nav can project route directions onto windscreens, leaving drivers with no excuse for getting lost.

Darwin tourism just dandy

11:38PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Lonely Planet has named Darwin as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit, suggesting the tourism industry could be set for a boost in the Northern Territory capital.

Cronsync is right on track

11:52PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 |  Cronsync is a web-based time-tracking and accounting solution, which simplifies billing and invoicing procedures while showing businesses how profitable their projects and clients are.

NFC technology makes food arrive faster

11:42AM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  We’ve all heard of near field communication technology being used to make mobile payments, but a student from the University of Sydney has taken it one step further.

Salary calculator app is right on the money

11:35PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  For anyone who wants to know whether they’re being paid enough, there’s an app that can calculate a person’s current worth in the workplace.

Bloody biotech idea fakes it

11:34AM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  Artificial blood made from stem cells could be used in transfusions in just two years, which would prevent shortages in hospitals, prove a lifesaver on battlefields, and at car crash sites.

Racing headwear with a sweet twist

10:30PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  Melbourne-based milliner Kerrie Stanley and Sisko Chocolate founder Christina Tantsis have put a sweet twist on custom-made racing headwear: a fascinator adorned with chocolate.

New fashion designer milks it

10:59PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  A young German fashion designer is revolutionising high fashion by creating clothes with a staple from the fridge – milk.