The Federal Government has launched an ICT Procurement Taskforce to garner feedback from startups on how government ICT contracts can be made more accessible to small innovators.
To examine sentiment around the innovation agenda and the government’s role and actions a year on, ank Stream Labs has launched a survey to gauge the sector’s feelings.
NSW Government agencies are now able to engage suppliers through direct negotiation on short term contracts valued up to $1 million, including GST, for proof of concept or outcomes-based trials.
HealthTech startup CohortIQ has taken out the top prize in the DataStart program, an initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office in conjunction with Pollenizer last November. Over 200 startups applied to take part in the program, with the seven finalists given access to government data, customer discovery, and technical support across five days before pitching to the judges last night.
Due to the failure of last year’s budget, and strong expressions of public disapproval, the Australian government has smartly chosen to revise its plans. Treasurer Joe Hockey took to the podium yesterday to deliver the details of the new budget, which focuses on small businesses, a welcome change.
The list of Uber’s enemies is a long one. It includes everyone from politicians to taxi lobbyists and the general public to its own drivers. I have been saying on quite a regular basis in the last couple of months that a war is brewing in the transport market.