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Fresh leadership drives agenda

Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy and Assistant Minister for Science, Karen Andrews spoke this morning at the first InnovationAus.com Opportunity Forum in Sydney. See main article here. Assistant ministers they...

New thinking in innovation game

How do we improve technology innovation in Australia? Better collaboration. More coordination. A longer term view. We may have heard it before, but that just confirms it is true...

No-one wants to say tech-bubble

Looks like a tech bubble. Walks like a tech bubble. Is a tech bubble.* That seems to be the quickly developing school of thought in the United States, where...

Heads Over Heels forge scale

Just 3 per cent of venture backed companies are backed by women; Heads Over Heels wants that to change. The organisation was established in Australia five years ago with...

Final call: Open Opportunity Forum

The energetic Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy will deliver a keynote live from Tel Aviv with an update on his trade mission to Israel, outlining new ideas for...

Feds tap Pollenizer for incubator

Sydney-based startup incubator and corporate accelerator Pollenizer has won a competitive bid process to partner with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to deliver DataStart – an open...

Telstra’s big Manila mobile move

Just two years ago, when he was finance chief, Telstra CEO Andy Penn was at pains to downplay any likelihood that Telstra would invest in any mobile infrastructure. The...

Betting, voting and innovation

In considering innovation policy in Australia it can be instructive to consider the history of innovation, not just its future. Melbourne Cup week provides a particularly good opportunity. One...

Data policy unit created in PM&C

The Turnbull Government has quietly merged three separate policy units related to public data, bringing them together within the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet as a key driver...

FinTech gold in Asia’s unbanked

The term ‘unbanked’ conjures all sorts of negative images, but the countless millions of ‘unbanked’ people in the Asia-Pacific region represent a tremendous opportunity for tech companies. More specifically,...

SAP’s one per cent challenge

SAP has launched its global Autism at Work initiative in Australia, which is a commitment to ensure that by 2020, one per cent of its total employee count will...

We hope we can stay in Australia

Cloud integration company Maestrano is one of the success stories of Australian tech over the last few years. Its founders want to keep it in Australia as it grows,...

The Interview: Karen Andrews

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews says there should be a discussion in Australia about nuclear power in relation to the nation’s energy requirements for the future. A couple...

Israel to issue startup visas

As if anyone needed reminding that we are in a global competition to attract the best and brightest to work in Australia, the world’s most successful startup ecosystem outside...