Canberra cybersecurity startup Penten has nabbed a $1.3 million innovation contract to develop a cryptography solution for the Australian Army.
OzGuild is a platform which allows players and card stores to digitise and see the value of their physical Magic the Gathering card collections.
Despite the huge advances in science and technology over the last few decades, there are a whole host of tasks and processes that are still conducted in much low-tech ways than one might expect. One such process is that of radio-tracking animals. Currently, the practice for most wildlife researchers involves carrying heavy radio receiver equipment […]
GoGet has announced a new partnership with waterless carwash startup WipeHero, which will see GoGet’s fleet of vehicles cleaned by WipeHero’s technology.
The University of Newcastle has announced the appointment of Dr Sarah Pearson as its inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor of Industry Engagement and Innovation.
Edutech startup Quizling has been selected to take part in the SxSWedu Launch competition, the only Australian startup set to pitch at this year’s event.
Queanbeyan startup myBUZZ is an admin portal where businesses can automatically or manually communicate directly to customers, replacing the age old buzzer and pager. A business can send confirmation messages to customers on their order and the expected wait time.
Canberra’s InnovationACT this week announced the six winning startup teams that will share a $50,000 seed funding pool to help kickstart their ideas. InnovationsACT is an initiative of the Australian National University and is Canberra’s largest innovation program, running over an intensive 10 weeks.
IBM has revealed its plan to establish a new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in Canberra to help strengthen the country’s cyber security resistance. The centre will provide a place for the government and organisations to collaborate on strategy and policy.
Griffin Accelerator program has revealed the five startups taking part in its three-month intensive program, with this year demonstrating a focus on women-led startups and businesses.
Canberra payment processing startup eWAY has been acquired for around USD$50 million by US company Global Payments. The acquisition is part of Global Payments’ initiative to create the leading technology enabled distribution platform in the Asia Pacific region.
Canberra-based Oxley and Trask recently launched their startup Quizling to fill the edtech gaps and connect school children together around Australia. The platform enables kids to make, take, and share quizzes to connect kids in classrooms all over Australia.
Just two days after the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) suspended the vehicle registrations of 40 Uber X drivers, the Australian Capital Territory government has announced that it is set to legalise and regulate the service ahead of its launch in the city in October.
If there’s one thing politicians and the startup world agree on, it’s that the key to positioning Australia as a leader in technology in the future is to not only teach kids STEM skills, but to get them excited about the possibilities of technology. Canberra startup Hact is trying to do its part by running events to promote engagement with STEM and entrepreneurship among 10 to 17 year olds.
Canberra’s GRIFFIN Accelerator has announced the seven startups selected to take part in its 2015 program.