Teaching language through music, AI discovering flaws in security systems and improving decision-making during natural disasters are just some of the challenges Canberra startups are tackling with backing from the Canberra Innovation Network and its Innovation Connect (ICON) grant program. Seven startups have been selected by Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) as recipients of ICON grants,… Read more »
A hackathon offering up to $10,000 for a startup ideas that tackle climate change via space will be held in Canberra next month. SpaceHack, on June 16-17, is a collaboration between the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) and UNSW Canberra. Participants will have 30 hours over the two days to collaborate and compete for cash prizes… Read more »
The Canberra Cyber Hub, ACT Government and Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) have partnered together to deliver a pilot program aimed at addressing the massive shortage of a skilled workforce in cyber security. DSO CEO Patrick Kidd said the 12-month pilot will help identify which skills companies will be need on the cybersec front in the… Read more »
Intelledox co-founders Phillip Williamson and Michelle Melbourne. Photo: supplied If you’ve ever completed an online application form, chances are you’re already familiar with Intelledox. The Canberra-based venture was a pioneer in business process automation and has remained a market leader entrepreneur, Michelle Melbourne, and her husband Phillip Williamson, founded the tech startup in 1991. Their… Read more »
Canberra-founded, Palo Alto-based startup Instaclustr has raised $20.8 million in a funding round led by New York City private equity firm Level Equity. Launched by Ben Bromhead, Adam Zegelin, Peter Lilley, and Doug Stuart in 2013, Instaclustr is an ‘open source as a service’ platform, delivering fully hosted and managed big data technology solutions in… Read more »
First launched as an app through which uni students could easily buy things from merchants, QPay is now moving into the digital banking space.
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… Read more »
GoGet has announced a new partnership with waterless carwash startup WipeHero, which will see GoGet’s fleet of vehicles cleaned by WipeHero’s technology.
University of Newcastle appoints Dr Sarah Pearson as Pro Vice-Chancellor of Industry Engagement and Innovation
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.