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University of Sydney to host Australia’s first ever pitch event for medicinal cannabis technology

- October 5, 2016 3 MIN READ

As part of the 2016 Spark Festival- a nine-day celebration of startup culture, the University of Sydney is set to host Australia’s first ever pitch event for medical cannabis technology. The pitch event, named Seedlings will discuss the combined regulatory, technological and logistical challenges the emerging cannabis industry faces in Australia.

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Perth hackathon Unearthed looks to solve big data challenges in the mining resource sector

- August 23, 2016 3 MIN READ

Unearthed hackathon aims to spur the mining sector into the digital age. Started back in 2014, Unearthed has taken its hackathons around the country and has even moved internationally into Silicon Valley and Las Vegas. The hackathon links startups with the mining and resource sector to shift the sector from being results focused to productivity focused.

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Brisbane to get $5 million CBD innovation hub aimed at inspiring collaboration with industry and government

- December 18, 2015 2 MIN READ

Brisbane will soon be home to a new $5 million innovation hub known as ‘The Capital’, located in the heart of the city’s CBD in order to inspire “creative collisions” with industry and government. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced that the hub, the need for which was outlined as an economic priority in the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan in May, would “kick-start a ‘Clever Business District’ for Brisbane by immersing startups into the city’s corporate business precinct.”