Innovation: From buzzword to reality

12:08AM | Tuesday, 8 December 2015 |  In this guest piece, Victorian shadow minister for innovation David Southwick explains how startups, governments and universities can adopt a more innovative approach to business.

How two Australian universities are fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs

12:01PM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 |  Long before startups and innovation became mainstream discussion points and political buzzwords, UNSW launched the Student Entrepreneur Development group.

Presentify wins inaugural Sydney Hackathon

9:33PM | Monday, 26 September 2011 |  An app that turns articles into formatted web presentations has won the inaugural Sydney Hackathon, the first 24-hour tech start-up event of its kind in Australia.

Sydney Uni to play host to Australia’s first 24-hour “hackathon”

9:52PM | Wednesday, 21 September 2011 |  Start-up app developers are being encouraged to take part in what’s believed to be Australia’s first 24-hour “hackathon” this weekend, with $3,500 in cash up for grabs.

Australia’s untapped university innovation

9:17PM | Monday, 12 September 2011 |  While there are some instances in which universities and business are working together to build new industries, initiatives are few and far between. Experts say it is an area we need to develop.

Biotech start-up Spinifex gets $6.3m in funding

9:38PM | Monday, 12 September 2011 |  Spinifex, a biotech start-up, has received a $6.3 million funding boost to help it bring its nerve pain therapy to market.

NetSpot announces $200k fund for eLearning innovators

7:38PM | Tuesday, 19 July 2011 |  Education technology organisation NetSpot has unveiled a $200,000 fund at Australia’s annual Moodle conference, designed to support eLearning innovations in the higher education sector.

Graduates wary of start-ups despite diminishing job prospects

7:21PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Industry experts say students are still wary of starting their own businesses despite new figures that reveal job prospects for university graduates have dwindled during the past two years.

RMIT defends changes to flagship entrepreneurship course

5:00AM | Thursday, 12 May 2011 |  RMIT has rejected criticism from students over its decision to alter its flagship entrepreneurship course.