Future of work

The NSW government’s new Central Station quantum startup hub has opened tenant applications

- August 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

The NSW government has opened expressions of interest for founding tenants of the new Quantum Terminal at Sydney’s Tech Central startup and scale-up hub at Central Station.  Jobs and investment minister Stuart Ayres said a residency in The Quantum Terminal was a chance for startups to help grow the innovation ecosystem. “The Quantum Terminal will… Read more »

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The City of Sydney is opening a massive tech innovation hub in Salesforce Tower to help tackle climate change

- August 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

The soaring 56-storey Salesforce Tower at Sydney’s Circular Quay will be home to a new innovation hub focused on tackling climate change. Named ‘Greenhouse’, the hub spans 3,800sqm on first three floors at 180 George Street and is due to open next year. It will offer affordable office space for climate tech startups and scaleups,… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: the social innovation we need to address climate change

- July 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing a edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight.  Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

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Dumb luck has hidden Australia’s poor R&D investment record and it’s time to fix that

- July 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

Australia’s long run of economic growth from the early 1990s to early 2020 inspired much boasting by incumbent politicians. But behind the hubris and headlines lies a less flattering story — about Australia riding a wave of dumb luck, with exports to China and relatively high levels of immigration masking mundane economic performance. The most… Read more »

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From student to startup: A career path to modernise Australia’s economy

- July 14, 2021 3 MIN READ

In recent years, Australia has produced dozens of hugely successful technology companies including Atlassian, Canva, BigCommerce, Afterpay and Aconex.  The scale of their success shows that startups not only generate positive returns and recognition but also build technology and innovation capability, productivity and job creation.  Yet Australia is only ranked 23rd on the Global Innovation… Read more »

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Futurist Steve Sammartino on the 5 tech trends shaping the future of work

- March 23, 2021 4 MIN READ

This past year forced incredible change on businesses in a short time, with organisations needing to adapt and pivot quickly to keep pace. This forced adaptation accelerated many current trends – some by three to five years, according to a global McKinsey executive study – while simultaneously causing new ones to emerge. In a recent nbn webinar ‘Digital Transformation in a… Read more »