Government report warns start-ups of skills shortages

8:23PM | Monday, 1 August 2011 |  Australian start-ups will enjoy “green growth” opportunities in the future, but entrepreneurs will have to contend with skills challenges as the economy undergoes major change, a new government report has warned.


7:52PM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 |  Michelle Power, Richard Milne and Kevin Nugegoda have teamed up to launch a site that allows people to list unwanted items for free pick-up.

A taxing step forward for green start-ups

7:41AM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 |  A price on carbon is supposed to make the big polluters unhappy enough to change their behaviour, drastically. But what about the smaller guys? BY RICHARD NICOL.

Solar power – a no dawn start

7:58PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Research and development on energy is all about providing renewable base load power –something traditional solar thermal generation has been unsuccessful at achieving. That is until now.

UniQuest to showcase biotech innovations

6:10AM | Friday, 24 June 2011 |  Research commercialisation company UniQuest will showcase 50 innovations on behalf of Australian universities at a US event later this month.

Federal Budget 2011: Renewable energy start-ups get $100m VC fund

5:56PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  Start-ups in the renewable energy sector have been pledged greater support with the establishment of a venture capital fund for the industry.

Ditching the short-term thinking

5:44PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  The smart and opportunistic business operators can capitalise on changes in sustainability while maximising profits, environmental and social benefits all at the same time. Clever, huh?

A cloud of uncertainty

5:18PM | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 |  Ask any moneyed investor where start-up capital is set to flow in the coming years and there’s an excellent chance that the clean energy sector will be high up on the list.

Sustaining your workforce

4:11PM | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 |  Many benefits arise from making your organisation more sustainable. And what better way to further implement sustainability than to get the staff involved?

Direct Energy

4:03PM | Wednesday, 13 April 2011 |  The renovation of an old family home provided the spark for Donald Payne, Justin McFarlane and Robert Rechtman to create Direct Energy.