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 »
Innovation Bay and KPMG are looking for startup founders to help track covid-19’s impact on the sector
KPMG Australia and Innovation Bay are seeking startup founders and investors to take part in Startup Navigate, a research initiative aimed at identifying and tracking the issues Australia’s startup ecosystem through the coronavirus era. The two organisations plan to conduct fortnightly surveys with startup founders and VCs from May to July 2020. To join the… Read more »
More money in venture capital means more companies can be funded in the Australian ecosystem, argues AirTree Ventures’ Daniel Petre.
The WA government has launched a state STEM skills strategy to help students and the current workforce alike develop science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills to prepare for “the jobs of the future”.
Australia risks “getting left behind” if visa issues aren’t solved, StartupAUS Crossroads report warns
Australia must recognise how fast its competitors are working, and the “intensity” with which governments are supporting their startups, Crossroads warned.
The NSW Government has unveiled a digital transformation strategy detailing how it will look to update its processes to better serve NSW residents.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen delivered a scathing assessment of the government’s innovation efforts at Sydney fintech hub Stone and Chalk today as he pleaded Labor’s own “case for innovation”.
The 457 visa, or the temporary work visa allowing skilled workers to work for an approved business in Australia for up to four years, is to be abolished.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has unveiled a “21st Century energy plan that protects the people of South Australia”.
The Federal Government this week opened the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) in Adelaide and online Defence Innovation Hub
StartupAUS is looking to hear from startups around Australia about their experiences in a series of workshops to ensure their voices are heard.
The South Australian Government has released a report outlining how it can improve the commercialisation of the state’s research and better support its startup ecosystem, with the establishment of a $50 million venture capital fund and development of a single innovation policy statement among the recommendations presented.
The main topic of discussion was how Australia can become a major global competitor in technology and innovation, with Wyatt Roy, dubbed “the human disruptor” on the day, saying that the new innovation statement will be a total game changer for the industry and a total shock for driving innovation.
StartupAUS sits down with Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne to discuss high-priority policy solutions for startups
Last Friday, Australian advocacy group StartupAUS sat down with the newly appointed Minister for Innovation Christopher Pyne to discuss high-priority policy solutions to support startups in the areas of access to capital and hiring talent, ahead of government’s policy hackathon to take place at BlueChilli HQ this weekend.