Politics

Queensland reveals $142 million, 10-year innovation roadmap ahead of the Brisbane Olympics

- July 28, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Queensland Government has earmarked $142 million  for a new tech roadmap designed to drive innovation in the decade leading up to the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the new Advance Queensland – Innovation for a Future Economy 2022-2032 roadmap builds on the success of our existing Advance Queensland innovation… Read more »

Ronni Kahn
Advice

Bright Sparks: 5 events to light your spark this week

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

  Spark Festival – Australia’s biggest event for founders, business owners and anyone looking to hustle their way out of Covid, kicked off last week. The full program is massive, so to help you out we asked Spark Festival director Maxine Sherrin to pick out 5 things worth putting in the diary for the week ahead. More… Read more »

Tortoise
Future of work

Startup founders react to a new report saying Australia is lagging key nations on tech innovation

- September 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

A new report into Australia’s digital future, released with week found that the nation is falling behind the US, UK, Canada, France and China when it comes to tech innovation. The analysis by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering results in the two peak bodies issuing an urgent call to action,… Read more »

Politics

Australia lacks a national plan for the digital economy and risks falling behind the global pack

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia leads the world on several technology fronts, but the Morrison government needs to accelerate industry digitisation or the country will lose its competitive advantage, the IT sector’s peak body, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned. The organisation, which is backed by computer giants Dell and IBM, as well as Telstra, has produced… Read more »

Global tech

Culture Amp and Atlassian are in the top 10 on Fast Company’s list of the world’s most innovative companies

- March 10, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian workplace tech powerhouses Atlassian and Culture Amp have been included in the top 10 for Fast Company’s annual list of the world’s most innovative companies. Unsurprising, project management tool Asana, Zoom and Slack take out the top three spots following a year where remote work and communication came to the fore, with Atlassian recognised… Read more »

Topics

South Australian innovation festival _Southstart is putting VCs and 20 startups together in a big pitch summit at its festival

- December 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

_Southstart, the Adelaide-based ideas and innovation festival, will be one of the country’s first major post-lockdown events in 2021, with festival director Craig Swann blocking out February 16-19 for the Emergence* festival. “In a year that has presented no shortage of challenges, we have continued to bring life to the ecosystem through virtual events. However,… Read more »

Advice

The 5 barriers the CSIRO found to innovation in Australia

- November 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australian companies face five key barriers to unlocking value in innovation in a new report from the CSIRO. Talking to private and public sector leaders, the Value of science and technology report by the CSIRO Futures team, identified a range of issues, including declining investment in innovation – despite the push into tackling Covid-19 in 2020… Read more »

Accelerator

A new accelerator, The Melt, is cranking up Australian manufacturing after investing in 5 startups

- September 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

Slingshot founder Trent Bagnall has launched a manufacturing accelerator The Melt will invest around $1m annually in industrial startups It’s also supporting corporates looking to ramp up R&D The first $1m raise was done in a fortnight Industrial prototyping lab and innovation accelerator, The Melt has announced its first investments in five startups with an… Read more »

workplace meeting,
Topics

Innovation and agility: the keys to business continuity – and survival – in disruptive times

- July 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

  The Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously observed that the only constant in life is change. But while anticipating disruptive events and developing plans to manage them is part and parcel of responsible business management, it’s a fair bet that few Australian enterprises were comprehensively prepared for a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19. Unknown to… Read more »

Advice

ACS Past President Yohan Ramasundara on how tech can respond to covid-19 and why ongoing investment matters

- May 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Yohan Ramasundara is an entrepreneur – the co-founder of Beta Launch and ISKOLE – and the Immediate Past President of ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector. After two years helming ACS through one of the most productive eras for the local tech industry, Startup Daily asked him for his views on the… Read more »